Prof. Kenneth A. Kiewra

Department of Educational Psychology

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA



1982 Ph.D., Florida State University, USA

1977 B.A., State University College of New York, USA


  1. Kiewra, K. A., & DuBois, N. F. (1998). Learning to learn: Making the transition from student to lifelong learner. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
  2. Kiewra, K. A. (2005). Learn how to study and SOAR to success. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  3. Kiewra, K. A. (2005). Study Guide to Accompany Learn How to Study and SOAR to Success. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  4. Kiewra, K.A. (2009). Teaching How to Learn: The Teacher’s Guide to Student Success. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  5. Atkinson, R. K., Levin, J. R., Kiewra, K. A., Meyers, T., Kim, S., Atkinson, L., Renandya, W. A., & Hwang, Y. (1999). Matrix and mnemonic text-processing adjuncts: Comparing and combining their components. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91, 342-357.
  6. Benton, S. L., & Kiewra, K. A. (1987). The assessment of cognitive factors in academic abilities. In R. R. Ronning, J. A. Glover, J. C. Conoley, & J. C. Witt (Eds.), The influence of cognitive psychology on testing. Hillsdale, NJ:  Erlbaum.
  7. Benton, S. L., & Kiewra, K. A. (1986). Measuring the organizational aspects of writing ability. Journal of Educational Measurement, 23, 377-386.
  8. Benton, S. L., Kiewra, K. A., & Beans, R. O. (1988). Attributes of organizational ability related to writing ability.  Contemporary Educational Psychology, 13, 87‑89.
  9. Benton, S. L., Kiewra, K. A., Whitfall, J., & Dennison, R. (1993). Encoding and external-storage effects on writing processes. Journal of Educational Psychology, 85, 267‑280.
  10. DuBois, N. F., & Kiewra, K. A. (1996). Introduction to a special issue on studying. Educational Psychology Review, 8, 329-333.
  11. Frank, B. M., Garlinger, D. K., & Kiewra, K. A. (1989). Videotaped instruction and the use of embedded headings and intact outlines. Journal of Educational Research, 82, 277-281.
  12. Honz, K., Kiewra, K.A., & Yang, Y. (2010). Cheating perceptions and prevalence across academic settings. Mid-Western Educational Research Journal, 23, 10-17.
  13. Igo, L.B., & Kiewra, K.A. (2007). How do high-achieving students approach web-based copy and paste note taking? Selective pasting and related learning outcomes. Journal of Advanced Academics, 18, 512-529.
  14. Igo, L. B., Kiewra, K. A., & Bruning, R. B. (2008). Individual differences and intervention flaws: A sequential explanatory study of college students’ copy-and-paste note taking. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2, 149-168.
  15. Igo, L. B., Kiewra, K. A., & Bruning, R. B. (2004). Removing the snare from the pair:  Using pictures to learn confusing word pairs.  Journal of Experimental Education, 72, 165-178.
  16. Igo, L.B., Kiewra, K.A., Zumbrun, S. K., & Kirschbaum, A. L. (2007). How best to learn confusing word pairs: Construction versus cognitive load theory. Journal of Experimental Education, 75, 130-144.
  17. Igo, B., Toland, M., Flowerday, T., Song, S., & Kiewra, K. A. (2002). The accuracy of self‑efficacy: A comparison of high school and college students.  Academic Exchange Quarterly, 123-128.
  18. Jairam, D., & Kiewra, K. A. (2009). An investigation of the SOAR study method. Journal of Advanced Academics, 20, 602-609.
  19. Jairam, D., & Kiewra, K. A. (2010). Helping students soar to success on computers: An investigation of the SOAR study method. Journal of Educational Psychology, 102, 601-614.
  20. Jairam, D., Kiewra, K. A., Kauffman, D. F., & Zhao, R. (in press). How to study a matrix. Contemporary Educational Psychology.
  21. Katayama, A. D., Robinson, D. H., Kiewra, K. A., DuBois, N. F., & Jonassen, D. (2001). Facilitating text learning. The Journal of Research in Education, 11, 54‑61.
  22. Kauffman, D. F., & Kiewra, K. A. (2010). What makes a matrix so effective: An empirical test of the relative benefits of signaling, extraction, and localization. Journal of Instructional Science, 38, 679-705.
  23. Kiewra, K.A. (2006). Editorial. Educational Psychology Review, 18, 1.
  24. Kiewra, K.A. (2008). Advice for developing scholars. Educational Psychology Review, 20, 79-86.
  25. Kiewra, K.A. (2009). Meeting John Glover. Educational Psychology Review, 21, 87.