North Carolina State University
602 Poe Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695
University of Iowa, M. A.
University of Nebraska, Ph. D.
My research emphasis falls within self-regulated learning (SRL) and metacognition. I have conducted a number of studies investigating how k-12 and college students monitor their behavior on cognitive tasks and I am particularly interested in the extent to which training within classroom contexts can facilitate more accurate monitoring of performance and strategy use. Recently, I have been collaborating with computer science faculty and curriculum specialists to examine how to create intelligent game-based learning environments that will facilitate and scaffold SRL skills for elementary and middle school students in science. In addition, we are currently building computer-based programs to assist elementary students in their comprehension monitoring and problem-solving skills.