I have been consistently involved in CETL since arriving on campus and I am excited to serve as a CETL Fellow. I earned my master's degree in developmental psychology from Miami University in Ohio and my Ph.D. in educational psychology from Indiana University. I have conducted research on children's cognitive development, particularly the family and home factors related to children's interest development, and how these interests relate to their subsequent academic motivation and achievement. My research on cognitive development has evolved into college student cognitive development, and I am currently interested in college students' epistemological development (i.e., their beliefs about what knowledge is and how learning occurs), metacognitive development, and motivation (e.g., mastery vs. performance orientations). I was a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow in 2010-2011 and I am a current member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching (ISSOTL). I also serve as the UWEC faculty representative for the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID).