Victor R. Delclos, Ph.D.

Victor DelclosProfessor
Timonium Graduate Center, Room 26R


Boston College, B.A., Psychology, 1970
Loyola College (Baltimore), M.S., Counseling & Guidance, 1978
Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., Psychology and Human Development, 1983


Victor R. Delclos, Ph.D. completed his doctorate in Human Development at George Peabody College of Education/Vanderbilt University in 1983. He has been on the faculties at Tulane University and the University of New Mexico and has served for eight years as Professor and Chair of Education at Loyola College in Maryland. His primary area of interest is human learning and its relationship to instruction and assessment in K-12. He has authored over 25 journal articles and book chapters, made scores of professional presentations, and received research grants from the USDOE, NSF, and several private foundations. He has served as chair of the USM/MICUA Deans/Directors of Education Group and as Vice-President of the AJCU Conference of Schools, Colleges, and Departments of Education.

Awards and Grants at Loyola

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The Loyola College Advising Corps, 2007. $1,000,000.

Research Interests

Learning, Instruction, Motivation, and Assessment


Delclos, V.R., Burns, M.S., & Kulewicz, S.J. (1987).  Effects of dynamic assessment on teachers' expectations of handicapped children. American Educational Research Journal,  24, (2), 325-336.
Littlefield, J., Delclos, V.R., Bransford, J.D., Clayton, K. & Franks, J.J. (1989)  Some prerequisites for teaching thinking:  Lessons from a study of Logo programming. Cognition and Instruction, 6, 331-366.
Delclos, V.R. & Harrington, C. (1991).  Effects of strategy monitoring and proactive instruction on children's problem-solving performance. Journal of Educational Psychology, 83, 35-42.

Professional Activities/Society Memberships

American Educational Research Association, Member, since 1979, Reviewer, Division C since 1988
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Education Conference, Secretary (2004-06), Vice President (2006-2008), President-Elect (2007-2008)
Deans & Directors Committee, Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association/University System of Maryland, Co-Chair (2003-2005)
MSDE Accreditation Review Team, Frostburg State University, Member, (2000)
MSDE Accreditation Review Team, Johns Hopkins University, Member, (2001)
Archdiocese of Baltimore, Evaluator, Partners in Excellence (PIE) Program (2008-2009)