Metacognition Consultants & Collaborators

The following persons listed below have a serious interest in, have implemented or studied metacognition, are members of the discussion forum, and/or are potentially willing to collaborate on new projects or help others with their implementation of metacognition. They also regularly post blog pieces on the site.

If you would like to contact one of these consultant/collaborators or one of the site creators*, please send a message to  In that message, indicate with whom you’d like to correspond and a brief description of your question or topic.

Collaborator/Consultant Affiliation Expertise
Lauren Scharff* US Air Force Academy** SoTL, Metacognitive Instruction
John Draeger* SUNY Buffalo State What is Metacognition
Aaron S. Richmond* MSU Denver Metacognitive Development, Assessment, and Instruction
Patrick Cunningham
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Melone Dana
Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
Jennifer McCabe Goucher College
Ed Nuhfer California State University – Channel Islands (ret)
Roman Taraban Texas Tech University Metacognition and literacy, Metacognition and comprehension strategy interventions, Metacognition and developmental reading, Metacognition and cross-cultural differences

** Disclaimer: The views expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U. S. Air Force, Department of Defense, or the U. S. Govt.

Prior Consultant-Colaborators. Thank you for your contributions!!

Collaborator/Consultant Time Served Affiliation 
Cynthia Desrochers  2014-15 California State University Northridge
Steven C. Fleisher 2014-15 California State University Channel Islands
Antonio P. Gutierrez  2014-15  Georgia Southern University
Craig Nelson 2014-2016 Indiana University
Charity S. Peak  2014-16 US Air Force Academy
James Rhem 2014 The National Teaching & Learning Forum
Jessica Santangelo  2016-2017 Hofstra University
Chris Was  2014-15  Kent State University
Dave Westmoreland 2014-15  US Air Force Academy