Gary Borich

Gary Borich


Quantitative Methods, Program Evaluation


Office & Hours

Office: SZB 506M
Hours: Fri 12 - 1:30 PM

(512) 471-2751

(512) 471-1288

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Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Educational Psychology
1912 Speedway, Stop D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1289

Please note that Dr. Borich will not be accepting new students for the 2015-16 academic year.


Dr. Gary Borich is primarily interested in educational program evaluation, educational assessment, and methods of effective teaching. Most recently, Dr. Borich has examined interactivity and instruction strategies for e-learning. His past research has focused on inquiry learning, critical thinking in the classroom, pedagogy, and the architecture of teacher education programs in institutes of higher learning. Dr. Borich maintains a strong interest in evidence-based methods of effective teaching as well as the dissemination of promising programs in education.


B.S., Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1965

M.A., Mass Communications, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1967

Ed.D., Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1970

Representative Publications

Observation Skills for Effective Teaching: Research-based Practice, 7th edition (2015). Boulder CO: Paradigm.

Effective Teaching Methods: Research-based Practice, 8th edition (2014). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Educational Testing and Measurement, 10th edition (2014). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Inquiry Learning. In A Ong & G. Borich, Teaching Strategies to Promote Thinking. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2006.

Introduction to the Thinking Curriculum. In A. Ong & G. Borich, Teaching Strategies to Promote Thinking. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall/Merrill, 2006.

Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Borich is interested in the effectiveness of teaching methods, program assessment and evaluation, and strategies for teaching in a rapidly changing classroom environment.