Students in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology

Jeffrey Robert Albrecht Jr.

Jeffrey’s research concerns the use of self-regulatory strategies in promoting targeted cognitive, motivational, and emotional outcomes in adolescent students, particularly students at-risk for drop-out and delinquency. His work focuses on the link between cultural identity and academic value.…Learn more »

Meredith Baker

Interested in cognition and learning processes to improve curriculum focusing on special education and student that don t excel in traditional learning environments. What are different learning processes and education tools that capitalize on learning styles and motivation levels. Learn more »

Erin Bogan

Erin is interested in stigma, racial stereotypes, and racial identity as they pertain to academic achievement.  Learn more »

Lawrence Cho

Lawrence is interested in intelligence, achievement motivation, and standardized testing.  Learn more »

Alanna Doralyn Epstein

Alanna interested in the role of motivational beliefs, identity, and emotion in learning, as well as the development of career and leisure interests.  Learn more »

Casta Guillaume

Field of Study: Combined Program in Education and Psychology Year in Program: 3rd year Geographic Region: Miami, FL Undergraduate: University of Miami Prior to UM: Prior to coming to the University…Learn more »

Yizhen Huang

Interested in gender issues in the classroom as well as the role of school in children s sexuality development, cross cultural research. Learn more »

Amira F. Ibrahim

Interested in the mechanisms of math learning and techniques to enhance mathematics acquisition. Learn more »

Benjamin David Katz

Benjamin is interested in how cognitive interventions can improve processes like working memory and lead to better educational outcomes.  Learn more »

Omari Keeles

Interested in how socially constructed identities are understood in relation to education experiences and outcomes of Black students.  Learn more »

Seanna Cade Leath

Seanna Leath is an advanced graduate student in the Combined Program for Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan, and a research assistant for the University’s Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context. Her research interests center around (1) racial and gender identity development…Learn more »

Aixa Daphne Marchand

Field of Study: Combined Program in Education and Psychology Year in Program: 2nd year Age: 26 Geographic Region: West Covina, CA > Miami, FL Undergraduate: University of Miami Prior…Learn more »

Stephanie S. Moore

Interested in sociopolitical development and ways that school- and community-based programs can promote youth activism. Learn more »

Elizabeth (Libby) North

Libby is a doctoral candidate in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology. Her research focuses on the role of peers, social status, and classroom context for early adolescents’ motivation and adjustment at school. She is interested in peer dynamics across the transition to middle school,…Learn more »

Esohe Osai

Field of Study: Combined Program: PhD in Education and Psychology Geographic Region: Detroit, Michigan Undergraduate: BA in Seconday Education University of Michigan ; MA in Education Harvard University Prior to…Learn more »

Inah Park

Inah is interested in the role of culture in influencing various learning processes, academic performance, and attitudes toward learning. Learn more »

Gina J. Park



Shana E. Rochester

Shana's five-year funding package at the University of Michigan includes full tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend through the academic year. Her funding package also includes at least two summer stipends to support research between academic years, Grad…Learn more »

Latisha Ross

My research interests center on understanding the ways in which achievement motivation is socialized in adolescents and young adults. Specifically, my work seeks to understand the ways in which parents and others contribute to the academic, social, and vocational development of adolescents and young…Learn more »

Chauncey Smith

Interested in employing mixed methods, a strengths-based perspective, and phenomenology as scopes for studying non- parental racial socialization in community organizations.  Learn more »

Richard Joseph Vath



Adrienne Danielle Woods

Interested in how children with disabilities learn, which methods of teaching and classroom management facilitate academic success, and how to implement such educational reform.  Learn more »

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