social/political cognition, civic education cross-nationally, cross-cultural and inter-cultural studies, research related to social policy, Interaction in technology-rich environments, social studies and history learning. <em>Areas of Student Supervision:
a) culturally responsive and rigorous instruction for African American elementary readers, b) preparing socially-just and equity-minded K-5 literacy teachers, and c) college and career readiness in K-5 literacy classrooms.
Research focuses on teaching and teacher education, cultural diversity, and school-community partnerships.
Bullying and bullying prevention, school-based mental health services and prevention of mental health problems, mental health literacy, help seeking among culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, parenting practice and family involvement
language and reading acquisition, cross language and writing system comparisons, second language/bilingual literacy development
Computational Thinking & Computational Literacy, Computer Science Education, Broadening Participation in STEM, Human-Computer Interaction, Computational Methodologies, Educational Technology, Design of Learning Environments
Social and academic motivation at school, peer relationships and school adjustment, teacher-student relationships, goal setting and self-regulation, prosocial behavior.
Adolescent literacy; Response to Intervention, multi-tiered systems of support for adolescents with and at risk for reading disabilities and behavior disorders, including those in the juvenile justice system; Content area reading strategies; Supplemental intensive reading interventions; Professional development; Literacy coaching and building school-wide models of implementation
Development and socialization of motivation and gender differences, achievement motivation, self-regulation and learning, motivation for literacy, motivation interventions
Achievement motivation, the scholarship of teaching and learning, mentorship models for undergraduate and graduate students, and professional support of all students, with special emphasis for those from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM and beyond