Theresa (Terri) Thorkildsen

    Email Address: thork@uic.edu
    College: Education Department: Education
    Secondary Department: Psychology
    Title: Professor of Education and Psychology
    Office: 3549 EPASW M/C 147 Phone: 9968138
    Webpage: http://thork.people.uic.edu/fair/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Social development with an emphasis on students’ moral motivation and civil engagement.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Basic computer skills; interest in understanding social functioning among children and adolescents, particularly as this pertains to school settings; time to participate in research activities; preferably at least one psychology course.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    This would be negotiated depending on students' experience working with youth and/or research tasks. It is important, however, that students be willing to work with graduate students as well as me as we design studies and evaluate research data.

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