Bryan Cook

Professor of Education


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990

Bryan Cook is a Professor of Education at the UVA SEHD. His work focuses on facilitating and examining the use of open science and crowdsourcing in education research, researching research (i.e., meta-research) in education, and identification of evidence-based practices in special education. Accomplishments in the past year include were working with research partners across the country as PI on a crowdsourced replication study funded by IES investigating teaching science facts to elementary student with high-incidence disabilities, receiving a $2.5 million leadership grant (in partnership with Temple University) from the US Department of Education to train doctoral students with a focus on identifying and implementing evidence-based practices for students with disabilities, and co-authoring an article in Educational Researcher examining questionable research practices among education researchers (Makel et al., 2021) that was featured in an online Forbes article.

Professor Cook is accepting Ph.D. students for fall 2023.