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Anastasia C. Elder

Anastasia Elder

Professor and Program Coordinator of Educational Psychology
Email: Dr. Elder
Telephone: (662) 325-0387


Education

  • Duke University, B.S., 1990, Psychology
  • University of Michigan, M.A., 1993, Psychology
  • University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1999, Education and Psychology

Research Interests

  • Student learning and epistemological beliefs
  • Instructional design
  • Cognitive development

Areas of Teaching

  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • Educational and Psychological Statistics
  • Research Methods in Educational Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development

Selected Publications

  • Clary, R., Elder, A., Dunne, J., Tucker, D., Beard, D. Saebo, S., Wax, C., & Winter, J. (2015). Professional development with innovative co-teaching. In. S. Latourelle (ed.) Innovations in College Science Teaching. Society for College Science Teachers (Chapter 3, pp. 103 - 114).
  • Elder, A.D. (2015). Using a brief form of problem-based learning in a research methods class: Perspectives of instructor and students, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice , 12(1).Available at:http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol12/iss1/8.
  • Lin-Siegler, X., Shaenfield, D. & Elder, A. D. (2015). Contrasting case instruction can improve self-assessment of writing, Educational Technology Research and Development, 63, 517-537. doi: 10.1007/s11423-015-9390-9.
  • Elder, A.D. (2013). College students' cell phone use, beliefs, and effects on their learning, College Student Journal, 47, 585-592.
  • Elder, A. D. (2010). Children's self-assessment of their school work in elementary school, Education 3-13, 38: 1, 5 - 11.

Selected Presentations

  • Elder, A., Tawater, K., Miller, N. C., Cheatham, D., & Seymour, D. (2016, March). Supporting geographically disperse students . Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Alternative Certification, New Orleans, LA.
  • Cheatham, D., Elder, A., & Seymour, D.(2016, March). Making waves in STEM recruitment. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Alternative Certification, New Orleans, LA.
  • Sergi, K., Gatewood Jr., R., Elder, A. & Xu, J. (2015, November). Parents' perspectives about portable digital devices in children of preschool and primary school age. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Lafayette, LA.
  • Seymour, D., Elder, A.D., Miller, N. & Cheatham, D. (2015, October). The promise of online teacher preparation for rural and high need schools: Lessons learned about recruitment, preparation, and support. Roundtable presented at the World Conference on E-Learning, meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Kona, HI.
  • Clary, R.M., Elder, A., Dunne, J., Saebo, S., Beard, D., Wax, C., Winter, J., Tucker, D. (2015, April). Teachers' retention of discipline-specific scientific content knowledge throughout a 3-Year professional development program. Research paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Bane, B. & Elder, A.D. (2014, November). Exploring the relationships among multitasking, self-regulated learning, and anxiety. Research paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Knoxville, TN.
  • Clary, R.M., Elder, A., Dunne, J., & Wax. C. (2014 October). Equal, separate, or complementary? Contributions of online modules in a blended geoscience professional development program. Research paper presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Wang, C., Elder, A.D., & Walters, K. (2013, November). Enhancing Teaching and Learning in College Mathematics Courses using Mobi. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Pensacola, FL.
  • Seymour, D. & Elder, A.D. (2012, November). Who wants to be a teacher? Traits and beliefs of applicants to an alternate route middle school program. Roundtable presentation presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Middle Level Education, Portland, OR.
  • Warren, S.T. & Elder, A.D. (2011, April). Inflated expectations: An empirical study on college students' academic entitlement beliefs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Warren, S.T. & Elder, A.D. (2009, November). Developmental and domain concerns of personal epistemological beliefs: A literature review. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Mid-South Educational Research Association, Baton Rouge, LA.

Grants/Principal Investigator

  • Critical Thinking for STEM students using Writing Analysis, Mississippi State University ORED Cross-College Research, with D. Mlsna & B. Jones, $2000, awarded, December 2015-November 2016.
  • Teacher Education for Rural Middle Schools (TERMS), U.S. Department of Education, Co-PI (with D. Brenner & N. Miller), 3.2 million, October 2011-Oct 2016.
  • Breaking the Silo: Mathematics as a Common Language in Science (S-STEM), National Science Foundation, Evaluator, (PI's: Oppenheimer, Mlsna, Middleton, Pierce), $623,903; April 2015-April 2020 (awarded).
  • Teacher Academy in the Natural Sciences (TANS), Mississippi Department of Education, Internal Evaluator & Consultant, $1,464,189.00; June 2010-2013.

Personal Interests

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Reading