Kevin Zook



BS, Elementary Education, Messiah College
MS, Educational Psychology, Penn State University
PhD, Educational Psychology, Penn State University

Courses Taught

Educational Psychology
Instructional Design and Assessment
Student Teaching Supervision

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

In my teaching, I try to bring the theoretical principles and concepts of educational psychology to life so that students can apply them to a wide variety of learning environments.

Recent Presentations/Publications

Zook, K. B. (2001). Instructional design for classroom teaching and learning. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Zook, K. B., & Price, G. (2012). Beyond Bloom: Toward a conditions-based approach to instructional planning. Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 11, 11-18.

Zook, K. B. (2011). Teaching and learning by analogy: Psychological perspectives on the parables of Jesus. Journal of the International Christian Community for Teacher Education, 6,

Zook, K. B., & Maier, J. M. (1994). Systematic analysis of variables that contribute to the formation of analogical misconceptions. Journal of Educational Psychology, 86, 589-600.

Zook, K. B. (1993). Effects of instructional and learner variables on children's analogically-based misrepresentations. Journal of Experimental Education, 61, 189-203.

Zook, K. B., & Di Vesta, F. J. (1991). Instructional analogies and conceptual misrepresentations. Journal of Educational Psychology, 83, 246-252.

Zook, K. B. (1991). Effects of analogical processes on learning and misrepresentation. Educational Psychology Review, 3, 41-72.

Zook, K. B., & Di Vesta, F. J. (1989). Effects of overt controlled verbalization and goal-specific search on acquisition of procedural knowledge in problem solving. Journal of Educational Psychology, 81, 220-225.


Awards and Honors

Distinguished Research Award, Eastern Educational Research Association, 1993, Clearwater, FL

Kevin Zook
Office: ETC 430
Phone: 267-341-3565