I'm interested in what motivates students to learn and how that motivation changes across important educational transitions (e.g., elementary to middle school; high school to college). I'm also interested in how peers and friends influence each others' beliefs in school. Much of my work right now involves testing and tailoring motivational interventions for students, faculty, and staff in community colleges and four-year institutions.
Students will help with qualitative coding (e.g., coding student intervention essays), help create reports and presentations, and work with us to decide how to provide information to non-academic audiences.
Attention to detail and willingness to learn new techniques.
1. Talk about motivation with non-academic audiences
2. Give a presentation on the work they're involved with
3. Understand key issues in higher education, particularly those that keep students from being successful