- Ph.D., Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, 2009
- M.S., Biology, CSU Long Beach, 1991
- B.S., Marine Biology, CSU Long Beach, 1983
Andrew Stull received his BS and MS in biology from California State University, Long Beach where he trained as a behavioral ecologist. His research explored navigation and homing behaviors of free-roaming marine animals using biotelemetry systems, which he helped to develop. Upon graduation, he served as an Instructional Designer for the Department of Biological Sciences at CSU Fullerton, where he developed educational multimedia and oversaw technology integration within the core curriculum, an Instructor for Irvine Valley College, where he taught biology courses, and a Media Editor for Pearson Education, where he authored, designed, and produced innovative digital media resources and advanced the company's print-digital integration strategy for textbook, before attending the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 2009. His graduate research continued this path of exploring the design of effective and meaningful digital media for teaching and learning in the sciences. Since graduating, he has been awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship and grants from both the Spencer Foundation and the National Science Foundation to further this research.
Andrew Stull’s research investigates the cognitive and perceptual factors that affect learning with physical and virtual manipulatives in STEM domains. More generally, this encompasses the cognitive processes used to reason with static and dynamic graphics, the implications of individual differences in spatial ability, the design of effective multimedia and productive human-computer interactions, and the principles by which print and digital technology can be best integrated to promote meaningful learning. His current research project seeks to understand how visual, haptic, and proprioceptive cues interact in the design of effective manipulatives for chemistry education.