His research focuses in three broad areas: social justice and equity in education, motivation in education, and educational research methodology.
- Social justice and equity in education
- LGBTQ issues and queer studies in higher education
- Race and racism in higher education
- Motivation theory, especially expectancy-value theory and achievement goal theory
- Quantitative methodologies
- Meta-analytic confirmatory factor analysis (MA-CFA)
- Research methods for social justice and equity