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(b. 1944, Weir, Kansas). Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Michigan State University; M.Ed. Educational Psychology, B.S. Psychology, Wayne State University.

Frierson is Director of the Research Education Support Program and Professor of Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been at the University of North Carolina since 1974 and has served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School and a Professor in the School of Medicine, where he founded and directed the Learning and Assessment Laboratory. Since 1996, he has directed the Research Education Support Program, which is largely supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

His recognition of the mentoring needs of minority graduate students has focused his attention on increasing the number ...

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