What are you
pursuing my doctorate in educational psychology with a concentration in
cognition, instruction, and learning technologies from the University of
Do you feel
the student research you did here as a student helped prepare you for graduate
school? If so, can you tell me about it?
research that I did at SJC helped prepare me immensely for the graduate program
that I am in now. My program is extremely rigorous and research-centered
(especially since it is a Research I institution), and the senior thesis and
presentations that I did with Dr. Eduljee helped me formulate what my
research interests would be, how to write like a researcher, and how to handle
each step of the research process. Since I graduated in 2010, Dr. Eduljee and I
still do research together. In fact, we were published in October 2011, and
recently presented a poster at the Association for Psychological Sciences
annual convention in Chicago.
your career plans?
plans career-wise are to become a professor of educational psychology and to
also be a private educational consultant to help school districts implement
professional development programs that train teachers how to use higher-order
thinking skills pedagogy in the classroom.
Why or what
do you love about St. Joe’s?
love SJC because of its community-based atmosphere. If it was not for the
one-on-one close knit learning community, I would not have accomplished as much
as I have today, especially within the psychology department. I am grateful for the close
relationships that I created with Dr. Eduljee and Dr. Schoenfeld − for they have become one of the first resources
I go to when I need advice in my current program.