Michael Scriven
Michael Scriven
Dr. Michael Scriven is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University.
Michael Scriven took honors degrees in mathematics and then in the philosophy of mathematical logic at the University of Melbourne, and his doctorate in philosophy at Oxford.
He has taught in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, in departments of mathematics, philosophy, psychology, the history and philosophy of science, and education, including twelve years at the University of California/Berkeley. He has also held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Palo Alto), the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Psychology (University of Alberta), the Educational Testing Service (Princeton), the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (Santa Barbara), the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the National Science Foundation, and as a Whitehead Fellow at Harvard University.
His 400+ publications are mainly in the fields of his appointments and in the areas of critical thinking, technology studies, computer studies, and evaluation. He is or has been on the editorial boards of 42 journals in these nine fields and some others such as psychiatry, and has edited several of them, including University MicroNews.
He is an ex-President of the American Educational Research Association, and of the American Evaluation Association, and the recipient of the American Evaluation Association's Lazarsfeld Medal for contributions to evaluation theory.

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Michael Scriven

Dr. Michael Scriven is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University.

Michael Scriven took honors degrees in mathematics and then in the philosophy of mathematical logic at the University of Melbourne, and his doctorate in philosophy at Oxford.

He has taught in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, in departments of mathematics, philosophy, psychology, the history and philosophy of science, and education, including twelve years at the University of California/Berkeley. He has also held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Palo Alto), the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Psychology (University of Alberta), the Educational Testing Service (Princeton), the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (Santa Barbara), the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the National Science Foundation, and as a Whitehead Fellow at Harvard University.

His 400+ publications are mainly in the fields of his appointments and in the areas of critical thinking, technology studies, computer studies, and evaluation. He is or has been on the editorial boards of 42 journals in these nine fields and some others such as psychiatry, and has edited several of them, including University MicroNews.

He is an ex-President of the American Educational Research Association, and of the American Evaluation Association, and the recipient of the American Evaluation Association's Lazarsfeld Medal for contributions to evaluation theory.