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Department of Educational Psychology

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In memoriam: Vera Lois Erickson

Vera Lois Erickson, PhD, was a professor emeritus and an alumni of the Department of Educational Psychology until her passing on September 25, 2022. She earned her BS degree, cum laude from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and completed her PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. In 1976, […]

Special education student nominated for Best Buddies Champion of the Year

Corey Hughes, a fourth-year student in the special education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been nominated as a candidate for the 2022 Best Buddies Minnesota Champion of the Year campaign. Best Buddies is an international organization advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Specifically, Best Buddies creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, […]

Kohli, colleagues awarded NIH grant to train dementia care workforce

Nidhi Kohli, PhD, American Guidance Service, Inc. and John P. Yackel Professor of Educational Measurement and Assessment in the Department of Educational Psychology’s quantitative methods in education program, and her colleagues in the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health (SPH) have received an over $2.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for their […]

Kendeou, colleagues awarded SSRC grant to build better toolkit to fight misinformation

Panayiota (Pani) Kendeou, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Guy Bond Chair in Reading in the Department of Educational Psychology’s psychological foundations of education program, is part of a multidisciplinary, multinational team of misinformation experts awarded a 2022 Mercury Project Grant by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to “Build a Better Toolkit (for Fighting Misinformation).” […]

Varma, colleagues awarded NSF grant to understand the formation and evolution of the Lake Superior basin

Keisha Varma, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology’s psychological foundations of education program, is part of an interdisciplinary team of experts who have been awarded a $2.8 million dollar National Science Foundation (NSF) Frontier Research in Earth Sciences grant to understand the formation and evolution of the Lake Superior basin. Dr. Varma, co-principal investigator […]

Mills awarded grant to better understand mind wandering during learning

Caitlin Mills, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology’s psychological foundations of education program, has been awarded a grant from the 2021-22 Learning Engineering Tools Competition for her project “Understanding mind wandering during learning: Creating a large dataset for more generalizable and equitable research.” Dr. Mills’ project was one of more than 800 […]

First-Gen Institute Announces Microgrant Awardees

The First-Gen Institute has selected nine innovative and intersectional projects for 2022-23 “microgrants.” Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the College of Education and Human Development, these awards aim to expand the visibility, equity, and persistence of the University of Minnesota first-generation community. First-Generation Higher Education Students: A Mixed-Methods Study Department […]

Turner, UMD colleagues awarded NSF grant to support students underrepresented in STEM

Sherri Turner, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology’s counselor education program, and her colleagues, Professors Arshia Khan and Anne Hinderliter from the University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD) have been awarded a six-year, $750,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support low-income, high-achieving STEM undergraduates at UMD. Professor Khan is principle investigator (PI) on the grant, and […]

QME alum says supportive, well-balanced program provides opportunities for grads

José Palma, PhD, alumni of the Department of Educational Psychology’s quantitative methods in education (QME) program, had been fascinated by math, social science, and their applications from a young age. These interests eventually led to his enrollment in the QME program, following an untraditional education path. “As an immigrant first-generation student from a low-income background, […]

QME alum puts learnings from program to work, every day

Ethan Brown, PhD, alumni of the Department of Educational Psychology’s quantitative methods in education (QME) program, realized that statistics was not being taught in an understandable and applicable manner while working at a consulting firm in the energy industry.  In the midst of this discovery, he stumbled upon the research of Professors Joan Garfield, Bob […]