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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

216 Willard Hall
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology: Concentration in Human Development, Culture & Learning Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jane Vogler is an Associate 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. Chia-chen Yang

Chia-chen Yang

217 Willard Hall
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Area of Human Development), University of Wisconsin—Madison

Dr. Chia-chen Yang is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, she served as an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Memphis from 2014 to 2019 before joining the faculty at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Yang’s research focuses on the psychosocial development of young people in the digital age. Specifically, she studies the use of communication technologies by adolescents and emerging adults, and the associations between the use of technology and young people’s identity development, social relationships, and socio-emotional well-being. Interdisciplinary in nature, Dr. Yang’s research often integrates developmental science and communication literatures. She has published in both developmental and communication journals, including the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking. She has also published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, which awarded her the Emerging Scholar Best Article Award in 2017. Dr. Yang’s Google Scholar profile can be accessed here.

When she has free time, Netflix is her good friend. She is also a frequent traveler and welcomes recommendations for her next domestic or international trip!


Dr. Mike Yough

Mike Yough

214 Willard Hall
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, The Ohio State University

Dr. Mike Yough is an Associate 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,” Mike enjoys traveling the world with his wife and college sweetheart and learning in general. Currently, he and his dog Theo are in training to be members of Pete’s Pet Posse (OSU’s pet therapy program). He also bird-watches when he can. He has seen over 1000 different species… and counting.

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

Emeritus Faculty

Diane Montgomery

Ph.D. in Special Education (Gifted): Concentration in Ed. Administration, University of New Mexico

Adjunct Faculty

Daniel Marangoni

Daniel Marangoni
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Courses taught: EPSY 5103 Human Development 





Dr. James May

James May
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Courses taught: EPSY 5103 Human Development, EPSY 5403 Issues in Adolescent Development, EPSY 5463 Psychology of Learning, EPSY 5963 Developing Resources for Educational Programs 




Amanda McCabe, Ph.D.

Amanda McCabe
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Courses taught: EPSY 5463 Psychology of Learning