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Educational Psychology Faculty

Educational Psychology includes several tenure-track/tenured faculty members who provide advisement to graduate students, deliver coursework, conduct research in the area, and fulfill the mission the program, School, and University. In addition, there are adjunct faculty members who provide further support for providing high-quality support to graduate students in the area. 


Dr. Jane Vogler

Jane S. Vogler, Ph.D.

Office: 216 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-3485
University of Texas at Austin
Educational Psychology: Concentration in Human Development, Culture & Learning Sciences

Dr. Jane Vogler is an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology who has worked in education for over 20 years. She began her career as an elementary teacher after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa. After earning her M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Wichita State University, she moved out of the classroom into a district-level, professional development position working with teachers and administrators across a large, urban school district. After spending 12 years in K-12 education, she moved to Austin, TX to pursue a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a focus on human development, culture, and learning sciences at the University of Texas.

Dr. Vogler’s research interests include learning processes, particularly the co-creation of meaning through the discussions that occur in small group learning contexts (either face-to-face and online). She also seeks to understand better how individual learning outcomes are related to such group processes. As a teacher researcher, her ultimate goal is to contribute to understandings of the learning process within the classroom context to inform development of effective pedagogical practices.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family (dog included!).  Her husband has a great sense of wanderlust, and they try to spend what little free time they have traveling, domestically and abroad.


Dr. Mike Yough

Mike Yough, Ph.D.

Willard Hall 214 – Stillwater
Phone: (405) 744-2016
The Ohio State University
Educational Psychology

Dr. Mike Yough is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Educational Psychology Program. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Prior to that, he had a variety of professional experiences including six years as an English teacher in Japan (mostly K-6), assistant program director for a treatment-after-release program associated with county behavioral health services in California, and as a case manager for adults with developmental disabilities in Ohio.

Dr. Yough’s research interests include teacher beliefs and social cognition, and their effects on student motivation—especially for those students who differ from their teachers in terms of linguistic and cultural background. Specific areas of interest include teachers’ sense of efficacy, teachers’ sense of responsibility, social perspective-taking, and sense of school belonging. His work has been published in the Educational Psychologist, the Journal of Teacher Education, Motivation & Emotion, and The Counseling Psychologist. He currently serves as immediate past-chair for the American Research Association’s special interest group on the Teaching of Educational Psychology and sits on the editorial board for Theory Into Practice.

In his “free time,” Dr. Yough enjoys learning in general (he is currently training to become a ‘Master Gardener’) and traveling the world with his wife and college sweetheart. He also bird-watches when he can. At present (Oct., 2018), he has seen 214 species in Payne Co., 235 in Oklahoma, 552 in the U.S., and 950 in the world.

Interested in working with Mike? Check out his views on advising here.


Adjunct Faculty:

Dr. James May

James May, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Office: Willard Hall 430—Stillwater
Main Hall 2436—Tulsa
Oklahoma State University
Educational Psychology

Research Interests:

development of moral reasoning, attitudes, and behaviors; relationships among moral reasoning, identity status, and identity style; relationships among epistemic beliefs and motives


Dr. Diane Montgomery Ph.D. 

Emeritus Professor
University of New Mexico
Special Education (Gifted); Ed. Administration


Dr. Linnae VanEman, Ph.D.