[lg policy] job: Ph.D. Specialization in Educational Psychology at University of South Florida

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Educational Psychology at the University of South Florida
Ph.D. Specialization in Educational Psychology

The Ph.D. Specialization in Educational Psychology prepares graduates
to be conscientious researchers who apply the scientific method to
real-world educational problems. Primary goals are to:
1.      engage students in cutting-edge collaborative research;
2.      provide a solid foundation that enables students to integrate
theory, research, and practice and fosters a commitment to excellence
in research and scholarship;
3.      help students acquire a deep under-standing of human
development and learning for the   preparation of future educational
professionals in all contexts.
The program is a mentorship model so students become part of a faculty
member’s research team. Every student has both research and teaching

The Faculty
Dr. Darlene DeMarie, Associate Professor
Fulbright Scholar to South Africa 2007-2008 & 2008-2009. Teaching
Interests: Child development; theories of development; cognitive
development; memory. Research Interests: Memory development;
children’s photography as a way to represent experiences through their
own eyes; schools’ missions and achievement reflected in children’s
photographs; early childhood curriculum, child care.
Contact: 974-7209; demarie at usf.edu

Dr. Sarah Kiefer, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator
Teaching Interests: Human development and learning; adolescent
development; motivation; peer relationships. Research Interests:
Academic and social motivation, how it develops over time, and how it
impacts young adolescents’ adjustment in elementary and middle school;
the role of peers and contextual influences on adolescent motivation;
developmentally responsive school environments.
Contact: 974-0155; kiefer at usf.edu

Dr. Kofi Marfo, Professor
Teaching Interests: Cognition, learning, and instruction; development
and learning in the early years; atypical development. Research
Interests: Contextual influences on early development and education;
processes and efficacy of early intervention; children’s cognitive
strategies and school learning; parent-child interaction;
instructional processes in inclusive classrooms; student perceptions
of learning environments. Note: Dr. Marfo is not accepting students at
this time.
Contact: 974-0439; marfo at usf.edu

Dr. Lisa López, Associate Professor
Teaching Interests: Child development; language and literacy
development; second language acquisition; theories of development;
research methodology. Research Interests: Research funded by federal
grants (NIH; ACF) to study: bilingual language and literacy
development in young children; phonological awareness and
cross-language transfer; school readiness development in young Latino
children; parent involvement in young children’s education; cultural
factors in the attitudes and expectations of immigrant parents towards
education; home and classroom experiences on academic achievement in
Head Start.
Contact: 974-1260; lmlopez at usf.edu

Dr. Tony Tan, Associate Professor
Teaching Interests: Human development and personality theories;
resilience in human development; childhood trauma and development.
Research Interests: The post-adoption social and emotional adjustment
of children adopted from China; the development of ethnic identity of
Chinese adoptees.
Contact: 974-6496; tan at usf.edu

Check the web site for more information:

Applications Deadline: February 1st, 2013
You may obtain and complete an application online at:
http://www.grad.usf.edu/graduate-admissions-checklist.asp#a. The
2012-2013 graduate catalog provides more information and is available
catalog. See the pages 422-423 in the catalog.

Please submit the following to the USF graduate school:
1.      Personal Statement detailing your interest in the program,
long-range goals, and why you are choosing to work with particular
faculty member(s). Discuss why working within that program of research
would be of interest and of benefit to you.
2.      Two Official Transcripts with course grades and master’s degree noted.
3.      GRE Scores
4.      Graduate School Application with $30 Fee
5.      Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
6.      Official TOEFL Results (International Students only)

Financial Assistance: Assistantships may be available to support full
time doctoral study.

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Sarah Kiefer
College of Education
Psychological/Social Foundations
4202 East Fowler Avenue—Stop EDU 105
Tampa, FL 33620-5650 edpsych at usf.edu
Main Office Phone: (813) 974--155

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research
university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of
research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of
all universities.  It is ranked 44th in total research expenditure and
34th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the
National Science Foundation.  The USF System has an annual budget of
$1.5 billion, an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion, and serves
47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.

USF’s College of Education (COEDU) is accredited by the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It has
approximately 4,400 students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s, and
doctoral degree programs. COEDU faculty garnered research funding
averaging over $22 million annually during the past 5 years. The
student body is highly diverse with a large number of degrees awarded
to international students, African American students, and
Latino/Hispanic students. For more information, go to:
www.coedu.usf.edu or go to: iTunes.usf.edu.

The Department of Psychological/Social Foundations has a strong
tradition of scholarship, quality teaching and mentoring, commitment
to diversity, and service to colleagues within the College,
University, P-12 schools, Global Partnerships, and professional
Please contact us for more information. We are located on the 3rd
floor of the College of Education Building between the Anchin and
Stavros Centers in EDU 380, Psychological/Social Foundations.

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