Reading instruction, including reading comprehension, learning with text, and the effects of integrating informational texts into literacy instruction on children's comprehension, vocabulary, and motivation.
Creativity, Development of Reasoning, Analogy, Educational neuroscience, Relational reasoning, Science education, Learning, Development of Scientific Thinking, Causal Reasoning, Inductive reasoning, fNIRS, Problem solving, Hypothesis testing strategies, attention, 21st century Learning, In vivo reasoning, Cognitive Neuroscience, Genetics of thought, DNA microarrays, creativity testing, automaticity, higher-level cognition, conceptual thought, emotion and reasoning, conceptual change, Chance discoveries, ERP of causal thinking, split brain patients, experimental design, neuroimaging, Crtical Thinking, attention and inhibition, prospective memory, Stereotypes and creativity, performing arts and the brain, motivated reasoning, abstract thought, gender and science, fMRI and reasoning, Science of Learning, child as scientist
Research addresses how cultural assumptions inform student thinking.
Severe disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, single subject research design, applied behavior analysis.
Student & teacher epistemologies. Physics and engineering education. Elementary school teacher professional development.
Establishing more inclusive environments that support and enhance students educational attainment along the P-20 educational pipeline, Establishing more inclusive environments that support and enhance students educational attainment along the P-20 educational pipeline, particularly Latina/o educational pathways, college/graduate school access and retention, the use of emerging qualitative methodologies and frameworks that incorporate personal and community narratives.
Psychiatric rehabilitation and career development and rehabilitation.
Influence of teacher talk on language learning opportunities in classroom discourse, conversation analysis (CA) and second/foreign language classroom interactions, factors affecting teacher cognition, preparing mainstream teachers for working with English
Research studies the historical and cultural dimensions of education policies and practices and how they have shaped the lives of children, youth, minority groups, and women, and the quality of education opportunities available to them.
Parenting, fathering, attachment, leadership, parent education, drug prevention education, self, self-esteem, family support.