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Collaborators

Dr. Mike Yough

Director
Associate Professor
Oklahoma State University

Research interests:
My research interests include teacher beliefs, social cognition, and motivation in students who differ from their teacher in linguistic and cultural background.

Kody Long

Assistant Director
Graduate Student
Oklahoma State University

Research interests:
Broadly, my research interests revolve around students' with low-socioeconomic status. I am also interested in equitable and effective online course design.

Jati Ariati

Doctoral Student
Oklahoma State University


Research interests:
I am interested in student sense of belonging and academic performance, especially for minority students (e.g., international students) through teacher-student relationships.

Lina Beatriz Barrero-Molina

 Affiliated Teacher

Research interests:
My research Interests include emotional topics such as motivation in EFL/ESL learners, self-regulation, and self-determination in the classroom.

Dr. MeiLin Chang

Affiliate Faculty
Kennesaw State University

Research interests:
My research interests include social and emotional topics, such as teacher sense of efficacy, teacher emotion regulation, and student self-regulation and resilience.

Tameko Collins

Doctoral Student
Oklahoma State University

Research interests:
I am interested in how teacher self-efficacy and beliefs impact student motivation and attributions.

Kevin Gray

Doctoral Student
Oklahoma State University

Research Interests:
My research interests include how individuals make decisions during the learning process, what types of information individuals register and use to make decisions, and how social dynamics and emotions influence the learning process. 

Dr. Josh Hawkins

Affiliate Faculty
Division of Education
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Research interests:
I am interested in pre-service teacher preparation and development, teacher recruitment and retention, and special education.

Dr. Mauricio A. Herrón

Affiliate Faculty
Institute of Educational Studies
Universidad del Norte

Dr. Jam Khojasteh

Affiliate Faculty
Oklahoma State University

Elijah Longaberger

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research interests:
My research interests include exploring intersectionality and inclusion in the classroom and promoting equity in education.

Dr. Susan Mathew

Affiliate Faculty
School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Langston University

Research interests:
My research interests involve college student development relating to understanding the learning environment, the process of learning, and motivation for academic achievement. 

Ngan Tran

Doctoral Student
Oklahoma State University

Research interests:
My research interests include college students’ mindsets and self-efficacy, and how students’ motivation to learn can be enhanced through positive teacher-student relationships.

Larin Wade

Undergraduate Research Scholar
Oklahoma State University

Research interests:
My research interests include how to best motivate students in the classroom and how schools can better support students from a low socioeconomic status.

Tiffiney Winchester

Master's Student
Oklahoma State University

Research interests:
My research is focused on understanding how motivation, self-efficacy, and self-regulated learning function within online learning environments.

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