Michelene (Micki) T.H. Chi

Awards and Recognition

1977 - 1982 Spencer Fellowship
Awarded by the National Academy of Education, for promising research and professional development contributing to the theory and practice of education
1982 Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award
Presented by Division 7 of the American Psychological Association (APA), for distinguished theoretical contribution and programmatic research efforts in the field of developmental psychology
2001 Cited in Carnegie-Mellon University's Centennial Magazine as one of its 87 most successful undergraduates
2006 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, Senior Category
For "innovative research of landmark impact in several research areas", University of Pittsburgh
2010 Elected to the National Academy of Education
2013 Faculty Achievement Award for Best Professional Application: Arizona State University
2013 Faculty Achievement Award for Defining Edge Research and Creative Work: Professional Application, Arizona State University
2013 Sylvia Scribner Award: Presented by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Learning and Instruction Division, for research that represents significant advancement in our understanding of learning and instruction
2014 Wickenden Award: Presented by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), for "the highest standards of scholarly research in engineering education published in the Journal of Engineering Education in 2013"
2015 Named the Inaugural Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
2015 Thorndike Career Achievement Award: Presented by the American Psychological Association (APA) for lifetime contribution in research
2016 Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award: Presented by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for outstanding achievement and success in education research
2016 Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Fellow (all elected or invited)

1986 Fellow, Division 7, American Psychological Association
1988 Fellow, Board of Ethnic Minority Affairs, American Psychological Association
1996 - 1997 Resident Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA
1992 Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
2002 - 2005 Resident Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
2002 Fellow, Cognitive Science Society
2013 Fellow, American Educational Research Association

Keynote Speaker at Conferences (excluding declined ones)

1993 The 10th International Conference on Machine Learning, Amherst, MA
1995 The 17th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pittsburgh, PA
1999 Annual meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, St. Louis, MO
2003 The 10th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Padova, Italy.
2008 The VI European Meeting in Conceptual Change, Turku, Finland
2014 "Conceptual Change in Science, on the plenary panel of the International Conference on Conceptual Change, University of Bologna, Italy
2017 "Teaching Emergence: An Attempt at Differentiating Science Concepts of Processes, in the plenary session Challenges in Learning Science Concepts at the 2017 NARST Annual International Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Special Citation and Recognition of Scholarly Work

1993 Chi, Feltovich & Glaser (1981), was identified as a Citation Classic.
2000 Chi (1997), was noted in the editorial of the Journal of the Learning Sciences (Kolodner, 2000, p. 2), as one of its "most cited papers" on methodology.
2002 Highlighted in "Reach for the Stars," an American Educational Research Association basic research in reading and literacy poster session that showcased the research careers of distinguished scholars.
2004 Chi (1978) was voted as the 7th "Most Fascinating Studies in Child Psychology", as surveyed by the Society for Research in Child Development, published in their Oct. newsletter.
2006 Two of my papers are among the top 10 most highly cited papers published in Cognitive Science: Chi, Feltovich & Glaser (1981), and Chi, Bassok, Lewis, Reimann, & Glaser (1989), are ranked 1st and 7th , respectively. (from Rob Goldstone's 2006 Editor's report).
2007 Noted by the journal Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, as one of its most frequently cited authors

Last Updated: April 13, 2017