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Start: February 28, 2024 3 p.m.
End: February 28, 2024 4 p.m.
The next event in the 2023-2024 Teachers College Dean’s Series takes place on February 28, 2024, from 3-4 p.m., in TC 1008, where Dr. Jerrell Cassady will present: “What Every Learner and Educator Should Know about Academic Anxieties.”

Dr. Jerrell Cassady has been researching academic anxieties for 25 years, and recently documented a 40% increase in university students’ reported anxiety in the past 10 years.

In this presentation, the emotional information processing model will be used to explain the primary causes and consequences of anxiety over academic tasks and settings. Using this model, Dr. Cassady will also share research-supported strategies that can reduce the experience of academic anxieties.

Jerrell Cassady is 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) and local school and community groups (e.g., Muncie Community Schools, Hancock County Community Foundation) to design and implement evaluation studies documenting successful educational programming in practice.