Research Team

 

Graduate Students

Christie Gardner received her B.A. in psychology from California State University San Marcos in 2007 and her  M.S. in Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2014. Currently Christie is pursuing her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology under the direction of Dr. Gwen Marchand. Her research interests include motivation, second language acquisition and sociocultural theory.

Brenda Pearson received her B.A in psychology from California State University, Fullerton in 1995, and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 1998.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Psychology under the direction of Dr. Gwen Marchand.  Brenda’s primary research interests include motivation, mathematics education, and teacher professional learning.

Rachel Part received her B.S. with Honors in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona in 2012 and her M.S. in Educational Psychology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014. Currently, Rachel is pursing her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology under the direction Dr. Gwen Marchand. Her primary research interests include attachment, internal working models, and executive function deficits.

Friends and Affiliates of the Lab: Ivan Ivanov, Curt Wakefield, and Kevin Gulliver