Pullman Campus

Olusola Adesope

Director of the Multimedia in Education: Research with Instructional Techniques (MERIT) Lab. Research focuses on the use of systematic reviews and meta-analyses to advance evidence-based practices in prevention science and STEM generally. Also has interests in the cognitive and pedagogical underpinnings of learning with computer-based multimedia resources; knowledge representation through interactive concept maps and diagrams.

Chris Connolly

Physical activity assessment; barriers to physical activity during pregnancy; perceptions towards physical activity among pregnant and postpartum women; physical activity discussion between pregnant women, family, and prenatal healthcare providers; physical fitness and human athletic performance.

Anne Cox

Co-Director of the Psychology of Physical Activity Lab in the Kinesiology Program. Conducts research on motivational processes in youth physical activity settings and creating optimal physical activity programs. This includes a focus on body image, embodiment, yoga, mindfulness and self-compassion.

Brian French

Director of the Learning and Performance Research Center. Research focuses on how we create assessment and test scores to support equitable and fair decisions about individuals. Sample topics include: Measurement Invariance, Structural Equation Modeling; Item Response Theory, Factor Analysis, Monte Carlo Studies.

Shikha Prashad

The neural mechanisms underlying motor behavior in health and how they are altered in aging and disease.

Mike Trevisan

My work is focused on the use of program evaluation for the betterment of schools and communities. In addition, I have worked to develop and promote evaluability assessment, as a means to position programs for a broader evaluation. All of this work is done both nationally and internationally, including Canada, Denmark, China, Korea, India, Italy, and Thailand.

Sarah Ullrich-French

Co-director of the Psychology of Physical Activity Lab; motivational processes in physical activity contexts and ways to support a sustainable active lifestyle that promotes health and well-being; mindfulness and self-compassion within physical activity contexts to foster positive movement experiences and wellbeing.

Vancouver Campus

Susan Finley

Educational issues associated with economic poverty and homelessness, diversity, and ways of understanding and being in the world; alternative approaches to curriculum and instruction that improve educational access for all students