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 …

Graduate Students

Graduate Lab Members   Calah Ford is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology.  She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Louisville and an M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky. Calah has several years of experience as both a classroom teacher and as a marketer, and is currently working as a teaching assistant …

Undergraduate Students

Xiao-Yin Chen is a senior at the University of Kentucky pursuing a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and is working as the P20 Lab Manager. She is from a small town in Appalachia, and this is her sixth semester in the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab. Currently, she is exploring what types of experiences might influence undergraduate students’ …

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 …

Affiliated Faculty

Research Affiliates Student Research Affiliates Practitioner Affiliates and Volunteers

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 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 …