Positions

Overview

  • Scholarship

    My primary scholarship interests focus broadly on seeing young female students provided with the opportunities and knowledge necessary in order for them to succeed in the 21st century and beyond. More specifically, I am working to build a bridge between K-12 and informal learning environments through higher education pre-service education and research resulting in stronger collaborations, better communications and resources to encourage girls in mathematics and science endeavors and careers.

    Service

    My personal mission is to be able to serve in capacities which will allow me to be a role model for female students (K-College), female teachers and other female colleagues. As a female faculty member in Educational Psychology and Research, a wife and a mother of 2 children, one of which is my daughter, it is my hope that my service activities will permit other females to discover how it is possible to balance work life with family life. It is also important to me to give back" as I have always been taught that it is "better to give than to receive". This is something that I try to teach not only to my children but to my students, colleagues and school. While it has not been an easy process, it has been extremely rewording to have opportunities to work with other colleagues at the national, institutional, school and community levels."
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2012 Girls Engaged in Mathematics and Science:an evaluation of the GEMS exhibitionGlobal Education Journal.  2012:44-52. 2012
    2011 Designing and developing lesson plans for K-12 classroomsComputers in the Schools.  28:27-38. 2011
    2010 Individual learner variables and their effect on mathematics achievement as students advance from fifth to sixth gradeJournal of Research in Childhood Education.  24:187-194. 2010
    2010 A hands-on approach to learning mathematics and science: An evaluation of GEMS lesson plansNational Forum Teacher Education Journal.  3:77-81. 2010
    2009 Do Individual Learner Variables Contribute to Differences in Mathematics PerformanceSRATE Journal.  18:1-8. 2009

    Research Overview

  • Gender Issues, Online Learning, STEM Education, Educational Assessment, Motivation, Self-Regulated Learning, Attribution
  • Teaching Overview

  • In teaching, I promote a learner-centered approach to learning and instruction. This learner-centered perspective may be defined as one which couples a focus on individual learners, with an emphasis on the teaching processes that are most effective in producing the highest levels of motivation, learning and achievement (McCombs and Lauer, 1997). With regards to my students, the most important aspect is for them to feel as though they are a part of the learning process. My goal is to prepare motivated, self-regulated, life-long learners who are able to make a difference in their fields or professions.
  • Teaching Activities

  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR511 - Measure &Eval Edu Secondary (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR609 - Stat Mthds/Res in Ed: Intermed (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR609 - Stat Mthds/Res in Ed: Intermed (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR511 - Measure &Eval Edu Secondary (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR614 - Lifespan Human Development (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR511 - Measure &Eval Edu Secondary (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR609 - Stat Mthds/Res in Ed: Intermed (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR511 - Measure &Eval Edu Secondary (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR609 - Stat Mthds/Res in Ed: Intermed (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR511 - Measure &Eval Edu Secondary (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR609 - Stat Mthds/Res in Ed: Intermed (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR609 - Stat Mthds/Res in Ed: Intermed (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR363 - Foundation of Edu II: Psych (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR688 - Current Iss: Meas/Eval Sch Sem (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPR410 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPR411 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPR510 - Intro: Measurement/Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPR511 - Measurement and Eval in Edu (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, Auburn University 2004
  • Full Name

  • Melanie Shores