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

Lab Research Coordinator 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. Yin is one of the longest-standing members of our lab, having joined the lab in her freshman year of college.  Currently, she …

Undergraduate Students

Nicole Fautsch is a 2nd year student at the University of Kentucky pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Business. She is originally from Rochester, Minnesota and loves adventuring, staying active, tapping into her creative side, and eating ice cream! Nicole is also a member of the UK Track and Field team where …

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 …