• Ph.D. 2007 – University of Maryland, Educational Psychology
  • M.A. 2006 – University of Maryland, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation
  • M.Ed. 1998 – University of Maryland, Education, Counseling and Personnel Services
  • B.A. 1995 – Carleton College, Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Science of Learning
  • Self-Regulated Learning
  • Epistemic Cognition
  • Digital Literacy
  • Research Methods


Jeff Greene leverages the science of learning to help people be better critical consumers and producers of information, particularly in online and technology environments.

Jeff began his career in higher education administration and became interested in the science of learning as he watched some students struggle to translate their capacity into academic and lifetime success.

Jeff believes that the vast majority of students, from kindergarten through graduate school, have the capability to achieve their goals. Many students struggle because they have not been exposed to the “hidden curriculum” of learning; this is what Jeff strives to understand and communicate to students, educators, and parents.

The digital world brings many opportunities to learners, but also many challenges and dangers. Jeff works to understand how to help people be thoughtful users and producers of digital content, with particular interests in how people learn about science, socioscientific issues, and history when online.


Greene uses the science of learning to study the ways people learn using digital and technological resources, and how to help them use those resources more effectively. Specifically, he studies how people can develop their capacity to self-regulate their learning, as well as how they can become better critical consumers, users, and producers of what they encounter online and in the world.  His research includes both experimental and non-experimental designs as well as quantitative, qualitative and mixed -methods. Greene publishes his research in professional journals including Educational Psychologist, the Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Review of Educational Research, American Educational Research Journal, Journal of Educational Computing Research and Instructional Science.