Dr. Gerardo Ramirez
<b>Department: </b>Teachers College<br><b>Research Area: </b>Socio-emotional interventions for helping students to deal with anxiety, failure and enhance academic achievement.<br>
Department: Teachers College
Research Focus: Socio-emotional interventions for helping students to deal with anxiety, failure and enhance academic achievement.
Potential Student Project(s): Professors often assume first year students are well aware of how to be successful in college and have a clear knowledge of how to take notes, manage their time, why they should visit office hours and how to study. But not all students have access to this invisible knowledge which puts them at a disadvantage. For instance, some students complain that they received a syllabus for their first year courses but no one ever explains what is a syllabus and what purpose it serves. College is full of these implicit assumptions about what students should already know. I have several projects where I examine the impact of making visible the hidden cultural capital that leads to success in college.
Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate: Looking for someone who is intellectually motivated in psychology as applied to education. Research experience & statistics knowledge is a plus but not required.
Mentoring Plan: We will meet every week to go over your progress on assigned tasks. I provide hands on mentoring and there are opportunities to present at conferences if you are interested.
Contact: 765-285-9504, TC 543