I am chair and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and full time faculty member at the Beckman Institute. I also have zero-time appointments in the Psychology and the ISE Departments.

Awards, Honors, Associations

MemberRisk Communication Advisory CommitteeFood & Drug Administration, 2012 - present

President Divsion 21 (Applied Experimental Psychology)American Psychological Association, 2012 - 2013


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Research & Service

My research focuses on cognition, communication, and other aspects of human performance in complex task domains such as health care and aviation, with a focus on aging and performance. Current projects investigate the impact of health literacy (and cognition more broadly) on older adults’ comprehension of information needed for self-management of chronic illness, as well as how to leverage information technology to support patient/provider communication and self-care among older adults with chronic illness.


Chin, J., Payne, B., Gao, X., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J., Murray, M., Stine-Morrow, E., Morrow, D. (2015). Knowledge Influences Comprehension and Memory for Health Information among Older Adults: Distinguishing the Effects of Domain-General and Domain-Specific Knowledge. Memory, 23(4), 577-589.

Morrow, D. (2013). Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Vol 8. . Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (Sage Publishing): , .

Morrow, D., Fischer, U. (2013). Communication in socio-technical systems. Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Engineering. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, .

Morrow, D., McKeever, S., Chin, C., Madison, A., Davis, K., Wilson, E., Kaiser, D., Wolf, M., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J. (2012). An EMR-Based Tool to Support Collaborative Planning for Medication Use among Adults with Diabetes: A Multi-Site Randomized Control Trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33, 1023-1032.

Morrow, D., D'Andrea, L., Stine-Morrow, E., Shake, M., Gao, S., Chin, J., Bertel, S., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J., Murray, M. (2012). Comprehension processes in multimedia health information. Visual Communication, 11, 347-362.

Nokes-Malach, T., Meade, M., Morrow, D. (2012). Expertise and collaborative decision making. Thinking & Reasoning, 18, 32-58.

Morrow, D., Durso, F. (2011). Patient Safety Research that Works: Introduction to the Special Issue on Human Performance and Health Care. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 17, 191-194.

Chin, J., Morrow, D., Stine-Morrow, E., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J., Murray, M. (2011). The process-knowledge model of health literacy: Evidence from a componential analysis of two commonly used measures. Journal of Health Communication, 16, 222-241.

Morrow, D., Wilson, E. (2010). Medication adherence among older adults: a systems perspective. Aging in America Volume II: Physical and Mental Health. Praeger: Santa Barbara, CA, .


Co-Principal InvestigatorThe Senior Odyssey: A Lab-to-Life Translation, National Institutes of Health, 2006


MemberRisk Communication Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration, Food and Drug Administration, 2012 - 2016

PresidentDivision 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2012 - 2013

EditorReviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 8, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2011 - 2013

Associate EditorJournal of Experimental Psychology Applied, American Psychological Association, 2009 - 2013

President-ElectDivision 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2011 - 2012

EditorJournal of Experimental Psychology Applied Special Issue on Health Care, American Psychological Association, 2010 - 2011


I teach courses related to how human performance and cognition influence how people interact with technology. Currently, I am teaching EPSY 456 (Human Performance and Cognition in Context), which is cross-listed with the Psychology and the ISE departments.


Human Perform & Cogn in Contxt Theories and findings from cognitive science and related disciplines concerning human information processing mechanisms and capacities are covered, with an emphasis on how understanding people's perceptual and cognitive strengths and limitations can inform decisions about teaching/training strategies and designing technological environments to suit people's needs and abilities. Course Information: Same as AVI 456, IE 445, and PSYC 456. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or PSYC 103 or consent of instructor.

Advanced Seminar in Educ Psyc Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Course Information: Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required.

Daniel Morrow

Department Chair, Educational Psychology



210B Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820