Corinna Ethington, Ph.D., Virginia Tech (1985). Statistics and research methods; Women in quantitative
fields; College effects on students.
Alison A. Happel, Ph.D., Georgia State University (2011). Qualitative methodology; Post-structural,
post-colonial, and feminist theories; Ecojustice and ecofeminist education.
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.
John Robert McConnell, Ph.D. University of Memphis (2013). Statistics and quantitative methodology; STEM research;
teacher job satisfaction and retention; large-scale data analysis and the use of predictive
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.
Susan Naomi Nordstrom, Ph.D. The University of Georgia (2011). Poststructural and post humanist theories,
onto-epistemology, Deleuze, feminist new materialism, qualitative research methodology.
Tony Perone, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago (2013). Imaginative play and improvisational
theater for learning and development across the lifespan, life-span human development,
adult education and teacher education, second/new language learning and teaching,
sociocultural theory and research, and qualitative and performatory research methodologies.
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.
John Smart, Ph.D., University of Kentucky (1971). Higher education; Institutional research;
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.
Ryan T. Williams, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago (2012). Quantitative methods for meta-analysis;
Causal inference, design and analysis; Statistical computing; Psychometrics.
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). Statistics and quantitative research methods;
Large-scale data analysis with statistical and data mining approaches; Comparison
of different data analysis methods.