Ronald Marx (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Professor of Educational Psychology and Dean of Education Emeritus at the University of Arizona. During his tenure as dean he held the Paul L. Lindsey and Kathy J. Alexander Chair. Previous appointments were at Simon Fraser University and the University of Michigan, where he served as the chair of the Educational Studies Program and the co-director of the Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education (winner of a Computerworld-Smithsonian Laureate for innovation in educational technology) and the co-director of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (winner of the Council of Great Cities’ Schools Urban Impact Award).
Marx has raised nearly $40 M for research and development projects over his career and has published over 120 scientific papers and articles. His interdisciplinary research focuses on enhancing science education, with a particular focus on urban schools, and developing teacher professional development models. His recent work with psychologists, early childhood educators and public health researchers focuses on early education and school readiness. Marx has over 22,000 citations to his scholarship, with an h-index of 51. Marx is civically engaged as a founding board member of Tucson Values Teachers and a founding member of the leadership council of the Tucson Cradle to Career Initiative. He recently served as a trustee of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, chairing the Community Investment team from 2018-2020, and is currently a member of the Southern Arizona Advisory Board of Act One.