Andrew J. Elliot, Ph. D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester where he has taught and conducted research for 28 years. He has held one-year Visiting Professor positions at the University of Munich (2003-2004), the University of Cambridge (2008-2009), and the University of Oxford (2013-2014). His research focuses on achievement motivation and approach/avoidance motivation, especially in educational settings; he has published well over 250 papers and given research lectures/addresses in 23 countries. He has won several research and teaching awards, and has been named a Fellow in five different professional organizations. He has served as Associate Editor at five different journals and is currently editor of Advances in Motivation Science. Dr. Elliot is married to Juli Elliot (teacher/performer in piano and voice) and has three children, Drew (34), Evan (32), and Corinne (29).
The Laurie M. Tisch Visiting Professorship was established in 2000 through the generosity of Trustee Emerita Laurie M. Tisch, to support a visiting faculty member during an academic year. The Distinguished Tisch Lecture is given annually by the visiting faculty to speak about a topic considered important to the future of education in the broadest sense.
Over the past 20 years, the Tisch lecture has continued to inspire audiences through the exploration of education and its impact on society. Past topics have addressed important issues such as educational equity, diversity and citizenship in education, and the implications of technology in both teaching and learning.
Laurie Tisch is the founder of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, which strives to improve access and opportunity for all New Yorkers. The Illumination Fund consistently champions innovative approaches to education, the arts, healthy food and service in order to illuminate strategies that transform our urban landscape.
|2021-2022||Bettina Love||Abolitionist Teaching for Education Justice|
|2020-2021||Grey Gundaker||What Anthropology and the Arts Can Contribute to its many Missions|
|2019-2020||Derrick P. Alridge||Teachers in the Movement: Pedagogy, Activism, and Freedom|
|2017-2018||Nathan Fox||Recovery From Severe Psychological Deprivation|
|2016-2017||Charles Payne||Claim No Easy Victories: Can the Social Sciences Serve the Equity Interests of the Poor?|
|2015-2016||Susanna Loeb||Unless Information? How Information Does and Does Not
Help Parents Reach Their Goals for Their Children
|2014–2015||Reed Stevens||Cyborg Learning|
|2011–2012||Helen Clark||Education and International Development|
|2010–2011||Priscilla Wohlstetter||Sharing responsibilities for public education: Where public meets private—the new education landscape
|2009–2010||Robert Siegler||Leveling the Playing Field for Learning Math|
|2007–2008||James A. Banks||Diversity and Citizenship Education in Global Times|
|2005–2006||Richard Rothstein||Towards a TC Report Card on Equity in American Education|
|2003–2004||Pedro Noguera||City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education|
|2002–2003||Jane Junn||Educating Democratic Citizenship: What Good is Education for Democracy|
|2001–2002||Vera John Steiner|
|2000–2001||Bernard Gifford||Closing the Chasm Between Promise and Reality: Location-independent Learning and Teaching|