Michael J. Orosco

Michael J. Orosco
  • Professor

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Joseph R. Pearson Hall, room #630
1122 W. Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Michael J. Orosco, Ph.D., is a Department of Educational Psychology professor at the University of Kansas. He is also the director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Neuroscience, where he leads the online graduate certificate program in Mind, Brain & Education. Dr. Orosco's interdisciplinary research includes developing a theoretical model of learning development for English Learners with or without learning disabilities, including the social and cognitive mechanisms that moderate mathematical and literacy performance. In addition, his research program includes designing interventions to facilitate social and cognitive processes related to mathematical and literacy comprehension in English Learners. Finally, his research program also includes enhancing the sustainability of social and cognitive mathematical and literacy interventions through professional development. Dr. Orosco has received funding from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services. Dr. Orosco has published in several high-impact journals, including Exceptional Children, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Special Education, Learning Disability Quarterly, Learning and Individual Differences, and Teacher Education and Special Education. Dr. Orosco serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Intervention in School and Clinic, and Multiple Voices. Dr. Orosco is an inducted member of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities.