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). Toxic stress and its impact on behavior and learning; 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 programs.
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.