Why learn study skills?
~ An introduction ~
Dennis H. Congos has been in the learning skills field for 40 years. He has designed and taught learning skills classes, consulted on learning skills, and trained students and faculty.
Throughout his professional life, Mr. Congos has made significant contributions as an administrator, international trainer and presenter, and scholar. He has published over 25 articles in professional journals and authored or 2 books on learning skills and coauthored another.
In 2013, Mr. Congos received the American Counseling and Personnel Association’s Commitment to Excellence in Academic Support award for his work in in higher education programs for student academic success. His work and research in Supplemental Instruction (SI – a college retention program) led him to become the first person to take SI overseas, Kingston University in England, where he presented and trained administrators and staff in establishing SI programs. SI is now established in over 30 countries. One of his articles was published in the prestigious British publication, Studies in Higher Education, which for many years was the most widely cited source on SI internationally.
Mr. Congos received his bachelor’s degree in social science from Cleveland State University and a dual master’s degree in college student personnel and counseling from Indiana University and has worked with college level learning skills since the late 1970’s.
Currently Mr. Congos is semi-retired but still writes, publishes and consults on learning skills.