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consultant , researcher , Education educator

Ronald Jacob Raven, American education educator, researcher. Recipient 30 Year Service award, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1996. Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science; member: American Educational Research Association, National Science Teachers Association, Association Research Science Teaching (executive board, board directors 1976-1980), Association Education Teachers Science (board directors 1973-1976).


Raven, Ronald Jacob was born on January 7, 1935 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Jacob and Ella (O'Connor) Raven.


Bachelor of Science, University San Francisco, 1952-1956. Master of Arts, California State University at San Francisco, 1960. Doctor of Education, University of California-Berkeley, 1965.


Physics & chemistry teacher Campbell High School, California, 1959—1962. Lecturer biology Fullerton College, 1962—1963. Professor State University of New York-Amherst, 1965—1996, director, graduate studies, 1972—1979, professor emeritus, since 1996.

Member Graduate School Executives Committee, 1972—1979. Visiting professor University California, Berkeley, 1968, Ontario Institute Education Studies, 1970, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1973, University Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1976. Consultant Science Curiculum Improvement Study University of California Berkeley, National Assessment Educational Progress.

Member editorial board Science Education, 1970—1993, section editor, 1972—1975. Member editorial board Journal Research Science Teaching, 1970—1983. 1st lieutenant Armor United States Army, 1961-1964.


  • Other Work

    • Author: tests: Raven Test of Logical Operations, 1980, Raven Test of Science Reasoning, 1982.


Member editorial board Science Education, since 1970, Journal Research in Science Teaching, 1970-1983. First lieutenant United States Army-Armor, 1961-1964. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member Association for Education Teachers Science (board directors 1973-1976), Association for Research in Science Teaching (Executive Board, board directors 1976-1980), National Science Teachers Association, American Ednl. Research Association.


  • Other Interests

    Piano, tennis.


Married Cynthia Opacinch Raven. Children: Michael, Julie.

Jacob Raven

Ella (O'Connor) Raven

Cynthia Opacinch Raven

Michael Raven

Julie Raven