My current research is centered on...


What are the psychological processes that drive students to initiate and sustain academic pursuits?

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

How can college courses and co-curricular activities better support students' motivation?


What features characterize the experience of being an engineering college student, and how can universities better support their persistence to graduation?

Course Resource Utilization

How do faculty decide which textbook and online resources to use in their courses? 

How do students perceive the benefits of the texts they purchase? 

R Programming

How can machine learning methods inform educational psychology research?

Student-Advisor Interactions

What drives students to engage with academic advisors, and how do those interactions shape the student experience?