Dr. Art Graesser is a professor in the Department of Psychology and an adjunct professor
in Computer Science at the University of Memphis. Dr. Graesser received his Ph.D.
in psychology from the University of California at San Diego. His primary research
interests are in cognitive science, discourse processing, and the learning sciences.
More specific interests include knowledge representation, question asking and answering,
tutoring, text comprehension, inference generation, conversation, reading, education,
memory, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction. He served as editor
of the journal Discourse Processes (1996–2005) and is the current editor of Journal of Educational Psychology. He is president of the Society for Text and Discourse and past president of Artificial
Intelligence in Education. In addition to publishing approximately 500 articles in
journals, books, and conference proceedings, he has written two books and edited nine
books (one being the Handbook of Discourse Processes). He and his colleagues have designed, developed, and tested cutting-edge software
in learning, language, and discourse technologies, including AutoTutor, AutoCommunicator,
HURA Advisor, SEEK Web Tutor, MetaTutor, Operation ARIES!, Coh-Metrix, Question Understanding
Aid (QUAID), QUEST, and Point&Query.