Brittany Bradford is a fourth-year graduate student in industrial and organizational psychology at Rice University, working with Dr. Margaret Beier. Her research interests include education, learning, and motivation.
Margaret Beier is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Rice University in Houston, TX. She received her B.A. from Colby College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Margaret’s research examines the predictors of performance in educational and occupational settings. In particular, she is interested in the effects of examining gender, age, ability, personality, motivation, and self-regulation on a range of outcomes. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists.
Michael Wolf is Professor of Mathematics at Rice University as well as Faculty Director of the Rice Emerging Scholars Program, an initiative he co-founded in 2012. The Rice Emerging Scholars program is a comprehensive 2-4 year program that begins the summer before matriculation for a group of matriculating Rice students whose preparation for STEM is weaker than those of their peers.
Megan McSpedon a graduate student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Rice University. Her research interests include the future of work, school to work transition, and learning throughout the lifespan.
Dr. Matthew Taylor is Associate Provost at Rice University, where he oversees the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry, co-directs the Rice Emerging Scholars Program (RESP), and provides strategic leadership for university efforts to support first-generation and low-income students. He earned B.A. and B.B.A. degrees at Southern Methodist University and Master's and Ph.D. degrees at Rice University.
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