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Ashley Cresswell

Ashley Cresswell

Assistant Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

Psychology

Contact Information

Email: owens@wcu.edu

Biography

VITA EDUCATION Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, Applied Cognition and Development Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 2005 Dissertation: Preservice Teachers’ Reasoning About Cases with Motivational Dilemmas M.ED. in Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, Applied Cognition and Development Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 2002 B.S. in Psychology, with minor in Special Education, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, May 2000 HONORS AND AWARDS Nominated for Jay M. Robinson University –wide teaching Award, Western Carolina University, 2012-2013 Nominated for Jay M. Robinson University-wide teaching Award, Western Carolina University, 2008-2009 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, 2004 Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, University of Georgia, 2003-present Dean’s List, Presbyterian College, 1998-2000 Alpha Delta Pi Honor Society, Presbyterian College, 1996-2000 Sylvan Learning Center Employee Award, 2000 EXPERIENCE 2010-present Part-Time Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Course Taught: EPSY 6800E Cognition (Distance Education via eLearning Commons) 2006-present Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC Courses Taught: PSY 621 Advanced Educational Psychology (Distance Education via Blackboard) PSY 321 Educational Psychology (Distance Education via Blackboard) PSY 320 Child and Adolescent Psychology 2006 Instructor, Jamaican Teachers’ College Program, Mandeville, Jamaica via Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC Courses Taught: PSY 621 Advanced Educational Psychology PSY 321 Educational Psychology 2005 Instructor, NC Teach Program, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC Course Taught: PSY 621 Advanced Educational Psychology 2005 Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC Courses Taught: PSY 621 Advanced Educational Psychology PSY 321 Educational Psychology PSY 320 Child and Adolescent Psychology 2004-2005 Graduate Research Assistant, U.S. Department of Education Improving Teacher Quality Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2002-2004 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Course Taught: EPSY 2020 Learning and Development in Education 2004 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Courses Taught: EPSY 8180 Psychology of Learning and Instruction 2004 Evaluation Intern for Dr. William Jackson, The Online Assessment Project, Office of Instructional Support and Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2004 Guest Lecturer for Dr. Nancy Knapp, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Course Taught: EPSY 6010 Foundations of Human Development For Education 2002 Graduate Research Assistant for Kathy Roulston, qualitative research with teachers, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2002 Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Kathleen DeMarrais, qualitative research: interviewing, data transcription, and literature searches Department of Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2002 Technology Intern for Dr. Kerry Carlin-Morgan, research and development of instructional website content and programs, Georgia Museum of Natural History, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2001-2004 Substitute Teacher, Clarke County School District, Athens, GA 2000 Psychology Intern for Dr. Tad Uno, psychological care of the mentally retarded: functional assessment interviews and behavioral support plans, Whitten Center, Clinton, SC 2000-2001 Teacher, Sylvan Learning Center, Greenville, SC 2000-2001 Teacher’s Assistant, The Meyers Center for Special Children, Greenville, SC PUBLICATIONS Glynn, S. M., Aultman, L. P., & Owens, A. M. (2005). Motivation to learn in general Education programs. The Journal of General Education 54(2), 150-170. PAPERS PRESENTED - NATIONAL Owens, A., & Glynn, S. (August 2006). Case-based Educational Psychology: Solving Cases with Motivational Dilemmas. Paper presented at the meeting of American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA. Owens, A., & Glynn, S. (August 2004). Motivating with science storytelling. Paper Presented at the meeting of National Science Teachers Association, Atlanta, GA. Glynn, S., Muth, D. K., & Owens, A. (April 2004). Drawing mental models: An inclusive hands-on/minds-on strategy. Paper presented at the meeting of National Science Teachers Association, Atlanta, GA. Roulston, K., Darby, A., Owens, A. (April 2003). Beginning teachers’ experiences of anger. Paper presented at the meeting of American Educational Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA. PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS PRESENTED – REGIONAL AND STATE Owens, A. M., Scheck, A. M., & Malesky, L. A. (February 2007). Facebook usage on college campuses. Poster presented at the annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA. Lowery, S. A., Malesky, L. A., & Owens, A. M. (February 2007). Facebook usage and unwanted advances. Poster presented at the annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA. Owens, A., & Glynn, S. (March 2006). Learning from educational psychology textbooks: Solving cases with motivational dilemmas. Paper Presented at the meeting of Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA. Owens, A. (March 2005). Case-based Instruction Applied to Teacher Education. Paper Presented at the Teaching Matters Conference, Barnesville, GA. Hoffman, C., & Owens, A. (February 2005). Science teaching dilemmas. Paper presented at the Georgia Science Teachers Association Conference, Columbus, GA. Glynn, S. & Owens, A. (November 2004). Effective Teaching. Workshop presented for the Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Owens, A. (April 2004). Developing college students’ motivation to learn. Invited lecturer, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Glynn, S., & Owens, A. (September 2003). Habits of highly effective teachers. Workshop Presented for the teachers of Oconee County High School, Watkinsville, GA. Owens, A. (April 2003). Giftedness and ADHD. Workshop presented for the parents of Saturday School Program for Gifted Children, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Glynn, S., & Owens, A. (January 2003). Motivating student to learn science creatively. Workshop presented for the Creativity in Science Training Program, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University Of Georgia, Athens, GA. Owens, A., & Glynn, S. (September 2002). Building positive attitudes in a course. Workshop presented for the Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATION Southeastern Psychological Association REFERENCES Dr. Shawn Glynn, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Educational Psychology and Science Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30605, 706-542-4110, sglynn@uga.edu (Dr. Glynn served as my advisor for both my Ph.D. and Master’s degree). Dr. Martha Carr, Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens,GA 30605, 706-542-4504, mcarr@uga.edu Dr. Nancy Knapp, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens,GA 30605, 706-542-4255, nfknapp@uga.edu Dr. David McCord, Department Head, Psychology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 28723, 828-227-3363, mccord@wcu.edu

Education

  • Ph D, University of Georgia
  • MED, University of Georgia
  • MED, University of Georgia
  • BS, Presbyterian College
  • BS, Presbyterian College
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