Kimberly A Lawless

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    College: Education Department: Educational Psychology
    Title: Associate Dean for Research
    Office: 3123 Phone: 6-2359
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My research examines interdisciplinary learning environments for k-12 students that involve the use of technology to connect students at disparate locations. I study how such learning environments impact the student learning outcomes and teacher instructional approaches utilized within the classroom. These designs are typically problem-based in orientation. My intent is to identify and study new approach to engage students in meaningful ways with important habits of mind within the disciplines of science, social studies and language arts. Please see our website,, for a glimpse at the current curriculum that I am investigating.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Student should hold a GPA of a B or better and be facile with technology - though no programming skills are necessary.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will have the opportunity to observe the curriculum and help GE2 staff collect and analyze student and teacher data related to its impact in the classroom.

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