Takashi Kusumi earned his PhD in Psychology from Gakushuin University, Japan. He was a lecturer at Tsukuba University, an associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and an associate professor at Kyoto University. He is currently a professor of cognitive psychology and dean at the Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Japan. He teaches cognitive and educational psychology. He has been working on psychological research related to thinking, language, memory, emotion, and communication. In particular, he has been researching the promotion of critical thinking, inquiry skills, multiple literacies, practical knowledge, and wisdom in school and the workplace.