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EDPR Faculty

Alison A. Happel, Ph.D., Georgia State University (2011).  Qualitative methodology; Post-structural, post-colonial, and feminist theories; Ecojustice and ecofeminist education.

Leigh M. Harrell-Williams, Ph.D., Virginia Tech (2009). Statistics, quantitative research methodology, and item response theory; pre-service K-12 mathematics teacher self-efficacy to teach statistics; universal screening for behavioral and emotional risk. 

Yeh Hsueh, Ed.D., Harvard University (1997). Development of children; Cross-cultural early childhood education; Development of developmental psychology in the United States; Children and media.

Susan Magun-Jackson, Ph.D., University of Memphis (1996). Retention/attrition in higher education; Life-span development; At-risk college students; Instructional design and technology; STEM research.

Michael M. Mackay, M.Sc. University of Florida (2008).  Multiple regression; Meta-analysis; Motivation and performance of organization members; Statistical consultant for College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.

Christian E. Mueller, Ph.D., University of Kentucky (2006). Developmental trajectories of intrapersonal, interpersonal and environmental factors influencing achievement motivation in at-risk students (e.g., adolescents, gifted, minority); Measurement issues in education and psychology. Coordinator of Educational Psychology.

Vicki Sallis Murrell, Ph.D., University of Memphis (2005).  Community of Inquiry and impact on student self-efficacy; Use of constructivism and cognitive-learning theories in online-mediated teaching and learning; Impact of evolving technologies on cognitive processes; Moral development.

Susan Naomi Nordstrom, Ph.D. The University of Georgia (2011). Poststructural and post humanist theories, onto-epistemology, Deleuze, feminist new materialism, qualitative research methodology.

Ernest A. Rakow, Ph.D., University of Chicago (1974). Teacher evaluation; Innovative uses of statistics. Associate Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.

Karen Weddle-West, Ph.D., University of Tennessee (1982). Cultural diversity; Minority teachers; Child psychology; Infant development; Adolescent pregnancy; At-risk children. Vice Provost for Graduate Programs.

Denise L. Winsor, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2008). Child development; Development in context; Early epistemological thinking; Technology in preschool-age children. Teacher beliefs and the use of strategies for high-order thinking.

Yonghong Jade Xu, Ph.D., University of Arizona (2003). Multivariate statistics and quantitative research methods; Gender and racial disparities in STEM disciplines; Gender gaps in earnings; Structural equation modeling; Big data analysis with statistical and data mining approaches.

Chia-chen Yang, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014). Adolescent development; Social media use, social relationships, and identity development among youth. 

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