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Joe M. Blackbourn, Ph.D., Mississippi State University (1985). Behavior Analysis; Single Subject Research
Designs; Learning and Metacognition; Psychology of Leadership; Descriptive Psychology;
Philosophy of Science.
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 and quantitative research methods; instrument
development; Rasch, IRT and SEM applications with educational and psychological data;
K-12 math teacher efficacy to teach statistics; assessment of behavioral and emotional
risk in K-12 students.
Yeh Hsueh, Ed.D., Harvard University (1997). Development of young children; Cross-cultural
early childhood education; Development of developmental psychology in the United States;
Children and media.
Michael M. Mackay, Ph.D., The University of Memphis (2013). Statistical and methodological consultant
for the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Research interests include
employee engagement; student engagement; survey construction and psychometrics; meta-analysis.
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 (e.g., Rasch modeling)
in education and psychology. Program Coordinator for 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; Training
faculty for online teaching. Program website developer.
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.
Interim 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. Interim Provost
of the University of Memphis.
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. Liason for undergraduate
Yonghong Jade Xu, Ph.D., University of Arizona (2003). Multivariate statistics and quantitative research
methods; Gender disparities in STEM disciplines; 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.