Expertise

Dr. Lakin has several on-going projects students could be involved with for short- or longterm
research. Three main areas are: 1) studying undergraduate STEM majors and their engagement in their major, especially the retention of underrepresented groups in engineering; 2) program evaluations of K-12 STEM curriculum (some working directly with students; others just with the teachers); 3) communicating with K-12 teachers about assessment processes and understanding test scores to improve their teaching.

Communities
Educational Leadership
Degrees
PhD, University of Iowa, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, 2010
BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Applied Psychology, 2003
Keywords
blacks inner city african americans african american studies sex roles work motivation vocational counseling women or minorities labor markets applied psychology cognitive development or processes educational psychology industrial psychology quantitative psychology human learning and memory psychology of aging gender differences psychology of women cognitive psychology sociology sexuality and sex roles career education and planning english as a second language--esl teacher education engineering education educational modes or psychology or theory academic achievement affective development bilingual or bicultural education classroom instruction computer assisted instruction--cai education and work educational evaluation educational tests & measurements instructional materials and practices learning motivation educational improvement student enrichment instructional technology educational research precollegiate education - science or mathematics adult and continuing education college students higher education, private undergraduate education graduate studies professional development gifted education training and development
Honors

Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship, American Psychological Association (APA)

Associations
American Educational Research Association
American Psychological Association
National Council on Measurement in Education