Lisa Rubenstein

Lisa Rubenstein

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 519

Department: Department of Educational Psychology

About Lisa DaVia Rubenstein

Lisa DaVia Rubenstein is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, and she has been at Ball State since 2011. Currently, she directs the undergraduate gifted and talented programs, and her research examines motivation, creativity, and talent development.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Educational Psychology (2016 - present; Assistant Professor 2011-2016). Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University
  • Director, Undergraduate Gifted and Talented Programs (2012 - present).
  • Program Evaluator, Gifted Programs and Teacher Preparation Programs (2009-present)
  • Classroom Teacher (2004 - 2008)


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Psychology, 2011

University of Connecticut

Master of Art (MA) in Education, 2007

University of Connecticut

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Elementary Education, 2003

Grove City College

Research and Publications

Sample Publications (see Vita for comprehensive list)

  • Rubenstein, L. D., Callan, G. L., & Ridgley, L. M. (In Press). Anchoring the creative process within a self-regulated learning framework: Inspiring assessment methods and future research. Educational Psychology Review.
  • Rubenstein, L. D., Ridgley, L. M., Callan, G. L., Karami, S., & Ehlinger, J. (2018). How teachers perceive factors that influence creativity development: Applying a Social Cognitive Theory perspective. Teaching and Teacher Education, 70, 100-110.
  • Rubenstein, L. D., Schelling, N., Wilczynski, S. M., & Hooks, E. (2015). Lived experiences of parents of gifted students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The struggle to find appropriate educational experiences. Gifted Child Quarterly, 59, 283-298.
  • Rubenstein, L. D., McCoach, D. B., & Siegle, D. (2013). Teaching for Creativity Scales: An instrument to examine teachers' perceptions of factors that allow for the teaching of creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 25, 324-334.
  • Rubenstein, L. D., Siegle, D., Reis, S. M., McCoach, D. B., & Burton, M. G. (2012). A complex quest: The development and research of underachievement interventions for gifted students. Psychology in the Schools, 49, 678-694

Funded Projects

"Thinking like Mathematicians"

  • Grantor: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Grant, U.S. Department of Education, Washington D.C.
  • Role: Contractor (Designing and evaluating professional development opportunities)
  • Full Award: $2,500,000 (2017-2022)
  • Contracted Award: $25,000

"Deliberate Innovation: Entrepreneurial Learning Across Developmental Levels"

  • Grantor: Ball State University Academic Excellence Grant, Muncie, IN
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Award: $300,000 (2015-2018)

"Reimagining the Rural Gifted Program"

  • Grantor: Teachers College Immersive Learning Grant, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Award: $1,000 (2014-2015)