Joyce Alexander
Professor and Dean, Office of the Dean
Secondary Dept Educational Psychology
Office#: 801C Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4222
Office Phone: (979) 862-6649
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Research Interests
Early childhood interest in Science-related fields
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Alexander, J. M., Plummer, L., McLeod, J. (in press). Addressing gendered practices through women's writing groups. Academe. (In Press)

2. Plummer, L., Pavalko, E., McLeod, J., & Alexander, J. (in press). Faculty Writing Groups: A tool for providing support, community, and accountability at mid-career. In A. G. Welch, D. Reardon, & J. Bolin (Eds), Mid-career faculty: Trends, barriers, and possibilities. Brill-Sense Publishing. (In Press)

3. Alexander, J. M., Johnson, K. E., & Neitzel, C. L. (in press). Multiple points of access for supporting interest in science. In K. A. Renninger & S. Hidi (Eds), The Cambridge Handbook on Motivation and Learning. Cambridge Press (In Press)

4. * Neitzel, C., Alexander, J. M., & Johnson, K. E. (in press). The Emergence of Children's Interest Orientations During Early Childhood: Examining the Role of Child and Environmental Factors. Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction (Special Edition on Interest) * (In Press)

5. * Neitzel, C., Alexander, J., & Johnson, K. (2017). The influence of early interest orientations and time on kindergarteners' academic monitoring and information-seeking behavior, Journal of Early Childhood Research, 15, 389-409. *

6. * Neitzel, C., Alexander, J. M., & Johnson, K. E. (2016). Young children's interest-oriented activity and later academic self-regulation strategies in kindergarten. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 30, 474-493.

7. Alexander, J. M., Johnson, K. E., and Leibham, M. E. (2015). Emerging individual interests related to science in young children. In K. A. Renninger, M. Nieswandt, & S. Hidi (Eds), Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning (pp. 261-280). Washington, DC: American

8. * Ford, J. M., Jones, M. H., & Alexander, J. M. (2015). Math Performance: The influence of after-school interests, achievement goal orientation, and peers in a predominately African American school. Journal of Negro Education, 84, 547-563

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2012 - ). Metacognition and Learning

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