People

Director

Ellen L. Usher, Lab Director, is Chellgren Endowed Professor at the University of Kentucky, where she holds joint appointments in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology and in Developmental Psychology. She received her PhD in Educational Studies from Emory University in 2007. She hold a Master’s in middle grades education (Oglethorpe University) and …

Senior Researchers and Graduate Students

Senior Researchers Dr. Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. Dr. DiGiacomo received her PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Colorado Boulder. As a community- and design-based researcher, Dr. DiGiacomo’s work investigates how to design for more equitable teaching …

Undergraduate Students

Lab Members Licia Henneberg is sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Psychology and Sociology and minoring in French. She is from Morehead, Kentucky, and enjoys playing the violin, painting, and crafting in her free time. Licia is beginning her second year in the lab and plans to continue focusing her research on Appalachian …

International Visiting Scholars

Roraima A. Costa Filho is a doctoral student in Human Motricity Sciences at the Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, Brazil and is graduated with a M.A. at the same institution. He has a degree in Physical Education in 2008 from Centro Universitário Moura Lacerda, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil and in 2015 he obtained a degree of …

Affiliated Faculty

Research Affiliates Student Research Affiliates Practitioner Affiliates and Volunteers

Alumni

We are grateful for the hard work of our lab alumni who often pitch in to help, even off the clock. Dr. Narmada Paul was a postdoctoral scholar from 2018-2021 in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky. She earned her PhD in Educational Studies from the Ohio State …