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Emily Grossnickle Peterson Asst Professor SOE School of Education

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(202) 885-3098
SOE - School of Education
Spring Valley Building - 457
Additional Positions at AU
Affiliate Faculty, Psychology Department
PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Maryland

MA, Educational Measurement and Statistics, University of Maryland

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.
See Also
Peterson Research Lab
For the Media
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Spring 2022

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Intellgce: (re)Defining Smart

  • EDU-420 Psychology of Education

Fall 2022

  • NEUR-898 Doctoral Continuing Enrollment