People

Director

Ellen L. Usher, Lab Director, is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky. She received her PhD in Educational Studies from Emory University in 2007. She hold a Master’s in middle grades education (Oglethorpe University) and a Bachelor’s in foreign language education (University of Georgia). She spent six years as an elementary and middle …

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Graduate Students

Graduate Lab Members Chelsea Adams is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky in 2014 with her B.A. in Psychology. After working two years during her undergraduate career as a research assistant in the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab at UK, Chelsea returned …

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Undergraduate Students

  Alicia Boone is a senior undergraduate, and is about to obtain a B.A. in Psychology this May. Currently, she is working on her senior honors thesis, which investigates the sources of exercise self-efficacy in undergraduate students. Alicia intends to present her findings this year at the Spring Research Conference. Although this is already Alicia’s …

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International Visiting Scholars

      Pilvi Peura is a doctoral student in Special Education at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and will be visiting the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab in February 2016 as a visiting scholar. Pilvi graduated from the University of Jyväskylä with an M.A. in Education in 2013, and has since been working as a special …

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Affiliated Faculty

Research Affiliates Student Research Affiliates Practitioner Affiliates and Volunteers

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Alumni

We are grateful for the hard work of our lab alumni who often pitch in to help, even off the clock. Graduate Student Alumni Hadeel Ali is a first year Master’s student in the Counseling Psychology program. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Islamic Studies. During …

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