Professor Profiles


Jason M. Harley, PhD, MA, BA

Assistant Professor


Educational Psychology

About Me


Postdoctoral fellow, Computer Science, Université de Montréal

Research Associate, Educational Psychology, McGill University

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, McGill University

M.A., Educational Psychology, McGill University

B.A., Psychology, McGill University


Dr. Harley’s primary area of research is the application of psychology to educational and technology-rich contexts. Their research has examined cognitive and emotional processes in intelligent tutoring systems (A.I. in education), simulations, games, and mobile apps. Emotion regulation, human-computer interaction, physiological measures of emotion, self- and co-regulated learning, media literacy, LGBTQ+ issues in education, and academic-industry R&D collaborations figure prominently into Dr. Harley’s research interests. They are the Director of the Computer-Human Interaction: Technology, Education, and Affect (CHI-TEA) Laboratory. Dr. Harley's research and teaching have led to appearances on CBC News, Global News, CTV News, Radio-Canada: Le Téléjournal, and the Edmonton Journal, amongst other media outlets. They are the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award administered by the Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning (TICL) SIG of the American Educational Research Association and a co-recipient of the 2017 TICL Outstanding International Research Collaboration Award for the LEADS project.


EDIT 488: Instructional Technology and Communication (University of Alberta)

EDPY 304: Adolescent Development (University of Alberta)

EDPY 501: Introduction to Educational Methods of Research (University of Alberta)

EDPY 497/597: Advanced Learning Technologies (University of Alberta)

EDU 210: Introduction to Educational Technology (University of Alberta)

EDPT 204: Educational Media (McGill University)

EDPE 668: Foundations of Computer-based Learning Environments (McGill University)