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John Pijanowski
Biographical Information

John Pijanowski, Ph.D., is a professor and former dean with 25 years of experience as an educator. In 2018 he lived overseas as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching and conducting research in Kutaisi, Georiga. In 2010 he was honored with the college's top faculty award for outstanding service, teaching, advising and research and in 2011 honored by the university with the Charles and Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Pijanowksi earned his B.A. in psychology from Brown University and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.

Dr. Pijanowski’s research focuses on how people translate thinking into action. More specifically he is intereted in the judgment-action gap which describes what happens when a person knows what they should do, and then do something else. He recently led a National Science Foundation funded effort to develop ethics curriculum and teaching guides for future scientist across the United States. He has consulted with several national agencies and universities on developing ethics curriculum and led workshops on ethics across the country and internationally, including the University of Notre Dame, The Wadsworth Center in New York, the Council on Undergraduate Research in Washington DC and Walmart Corporate Headquarters.

Distinctions at UCEA
2017-2018 PSR
University of Arkansas