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Emily Grossnickle Peterson Assistant Professor School of Education

Contact
Send email to Emily Grossnickle Peterson
(202) 885-3098
CAS - School of Education
Spring Valley Building - 457
Additional Positions at AU
Affiliate Faculty, Psychology Department
Degrees
PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Maryland

MA, Educational Measurement and Statistics, University of Maryland

Bio
Dr. Emily Grossnickle Peterson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and an affiliate faculty member in the Psychology Department and the Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience PhD program. She joined the faculty at AU in 2017 after receiving a PhD in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology with a specialization in Educational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. In her research, Dr. Peterson applies methods from educational psychology and cognitive neuroscience to investigate cognitive and motivational factors that support (or hinder) student learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Her current research examines questions such as why spatial reasoning skills predict science achievement and how teachers support student curiosity. Dr. Peterson will be accepting PhD students for the 2019 academic year.
See Also
Peterson Research Lab
For the Media
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