Terry T. Ishitani, Ph.D.
Office: 100 Ball Hall
Phone: (901) 678-1525
Fax: (901) 678-5114
The Ph.D. degree program in Educational Psychology and Research is designed to prepare
advanced educational leaders for university teaching, applied research, or other professional
roles in the areas of human development (infant, child and adolescent development;
adult development and aging), learning (motivation and cognitive processes applied
to education), educational research methods and statistics, measurement and program
Since the purpose of doctoral-level training is to prepare students to conduct research
in a specialized area, individuals with no interest in research should not apply to
this major. Applicants to the Ph.D. program are evaluated three times a year.
- Quantitative Approach: Measurement, methods of statistical analyses, data mining,
research design, institutional research.
- Qualitative Approach: Contemporary theories, strategies, research design, data collection
Read the official Graduate Bulletin for current requirements for the degree.