Mehdi Ghahremani

Department / Division

  • Educational Psychology Faculty


  • Assistant Professor



Dr. Ghahremani's Vita



  • B.Sc., University of Shahid Beheshti, Physics
  • M.Sc., University of Shahid Beheshti, Physics
  • M.A., University of British Columbia, Teaching and Learning
  • Ph.D.; Purdue University; Gifted, Talented, and Creative Studies

Research Interests

  • Creative Thinking and Team Creativity
  • STEM Education and STEM-talent Development
  • Psychology of Design Thinking
  • Wisdom and wise Reasoning
  • Student Engagement
  • Intelligence

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Issues in Educational Psychology
  • Educational Research
  • Personal & Motivation Factors
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Evaluating Learning
  • Human Development and Learning
  • Individual Differences and Exceptional Students
  • Assessment Literacy
  • Learning and Motivation

Selected publication

  • Ghahremani, M., Pereira, N., Ozen, Z., & Gentry, M. (in review). A systematic literature review of novice/k-12 visual representations of design ideas: A three-pronged design sketching framework
  • Ghahremani, M., Pereira, N., Ozen, Z., Chowkase, A., & Gentry, M. (in review). Toward Informed Design Sketching: Developing the idea-Sketching Early Engineering Design (i-SEED) Scale.
  • Ghahremani, M., Pereira, N., Desmet, O., & Gentry, M. (in press). Students’ experiences in summer enrichment engineering courses: An IPO model of collaborative creativity. Journal of Advanced Academics.
  • Lambert Snodgrass, L., Hass, M., & Ghahremani, M. (2021). Developing cultural intelligence: Experiential interactions in an international internship program. Journal of Global Education and Research, 5(2), 165-174.
  • Karami, S., Ghahremani, M., Parra-Martinez F. A., & Gentry, M., (2020) A polyhedron model of wisdom: A systematic review of the wisdom studies in psychology, management and leadership, and education. Roeper Review, 42(4), 241-257.
  • Ghahremani, M., Karami, S., & Balcaen, P., (2017). Pentagram of habits: Considering science teachers’ conceptions of “habits of mind” associated with critical thinking in several of Iran’s special gifted schools. Gifted and Talented International, 32(1), 3-26.
  • Karami, S., & Ghahremani, M. (2017). Elaboration on the culturally informed Iranian hierarchical wisdom model: Comparison with Sternberg’s ACCEL model. Roeper Review, 39(4), 234-238.
  • Karami, S., & Ghahremani, M., (2016) Towards an Iranian conception of giftedness. Gifted and Talented International, 31(1), 4-18.

Selected Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
  • The Foundation for Critical Thinking
  • World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) 

Certifications and Licensures

  • Quantitative Research, Assessment, and Evaluation in Education Certificate, College of Education, Purdue University 
  • Qualitative Research Certificate, College of Education, Purdue University