Jerrell Cassady

Jerrell Cassady

Department Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 549

Department: Department of Educational Psychology

About Jerrell Cassady

Jerrell Cassady is Chair of the Department and Professor of Psychology and has been at Ball State since 1999. His areas of expertise include test anxiety, human learning, teacher education, and research design. He frequently works with national organizations (e.g., Smithsonian Institution, National Parks Foundation) to design and implement evaluation studies documenting successful educational programming in practice.

Professional Experience

  • Department Chair (2017 - present). Department of Educational Psychology.
  • Professor of Psychology (2009 - present; Associate Professor 2004-2009; Assistant Professor 1999-2004). Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University
  • Co-Director, Research Design Studio (2014 - present). The RDS provides research and evaluation support to faculty, students, and community members in developing high quality research designs to support applied and theoretical research.
  • Director, Academic Anxiety Resource Center - (2008 - present). AARC provides resources to students, parents, educators, and researchers interested in academic anxieties (e.g., test anxiety)


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology, 1999

Purdue University

Master of Science (MS) in Psychology, 1996

Purdue University

Bachelor of Arts, 1994

Hanover College

Research and Publications

Sample Publications (see Vita for comprehensive list)

  • Cassady, J.C. (2010). Anxiety in Schools: The Causes, Consequences and Solutions for Academic Anxieties. Peter Lang: New York.
  • Thomas, C.L., Cassady, J.C., Finch, W.H. (2017). Identifying Severity Standards on the Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale: Cutscore Determination Using Latent Class and Cluster Analysis. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, DOI: 10.1177/0734282916686004
  • Cassady, J.C., & Finch, W.H. (2015). Using factor mixture modeling to identify dimensions of cognitive test anxiety. Learning and Individual Differences, 41, 14-20.

Sample Funded Projects (see Vita for comprehensive list)

  • Evaluation Consultation (2013-present). Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian. Evaluation support for "National Education Initiative" and Native Knowledge 360° (funded in part by the Cargill Foundation).
  • Evaluation Consultation (2014-2017). Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. Evaluation support for "STEM in 30" and Holt Scholars Programs.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Special Topics 698 1 0000 - 0000
Institutional Resear 602 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Human Growth Develop 250 1 0900 - 0950 M W F TC, room 223
Lifespan Development 270 1 1300 - 1350 M W F TC, room 225
Lifespan Development 270 2 1000 - 1050 M W F TC, room 111
Research Methods 640 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE