Central European University, Hungary, MA
Southern Illinois University, M.S.
NC State, B.A.
My research interests are in motivation, metacognition, self-regulated learning, beliefs about self and the nature of learning, particularly in teachers. I am also interested in predicting teachers' performance in classroom and am currently working with Dr. Nietfeld on the development of a measurement tool to assess psychological fitness of teachers.
My research interests lie in the areas of creativity, problem solving, and second language learning (SLL). Specifically, I'm interested in understanding more about general vs domain-specificity in creativity, as it relates to problem solving and expertise. In SLL, I'm interested in exploring how metacognition and metalanguage may contribute to fluency and effective communication. I'm currently working with Dr. Nietfeld on various projects that examine metacognition and creativity.
My research interests are primarily in the interactions of creativity and trauma, and in retaining girls in STEM fields. I am currently working on a project with Dr. Nietfeld studying differences in creativity by gender.