Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology
Office#: 402C Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 862-2008
Primary Emphasis Area: Learning Sciences
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Short Bio
2002-Present Houston Endowment, Inc., Endowed Chair in Urban Education

2002-Present Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University

2004 - Present CoEditor, AERJ:TLHD

1997-2002 Director, Center for the Study and Implementation of Collaborative Learning Communities

Area(s) of Emphasis
Educational Psychology Foundations
Research Interests
Classroom Practices
Professional Development
School/University Partnerships
Teacher as Researcher
Urban Education
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Loving, C., Knight, S., Schielack, J., & Stuessy, C. (2012). Creating synergy through a shared research agenda, Ch. 6. In Schielack, J., & Knight, S. (eds.), The new science education leadership: An IT-based learning ecology model, pp. 69-80. New York: Teachers College Press

2. Stuessy, C., & Knight, S. (2012). Creating synergy through integrated professional development, Ch. 4. In Schielack, J., & Knight, S. (eds.), The new science education leadership: An IT-based learning ecology model, pp. 39-51. New York: Teachers College Press

3. Simmons, M., Wu, X.B., Knight, S., & Lopez, R. (2007). Assessing the use of field- and GIS-based inquiry on student attitude and conceptual knowledge in an undergraduate ecology laboratory. Journal of Biological Education.

4. Knight, S., & Stallings, J. (2007). The implementation of the Accelerated School Model in an Urban Elementary School. In R. Allington & S. Walmsley (Eds.), No quick fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America’s Elementary Schools: The RTI Edition. (pp. 236-251). New York: Teachers’ College Press.

5. Thompson, B., & Knight, S. (2006). Determining the Food Irradiation Beliefs of Community Nutrition Educators: Do Beliefs Influence Educational Outreach? Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 38(1), 50-55.

6. Wiseman, D., Knight, S., and Cooner (2005). Becoming a teacher in a field-based setting: An introduction to education and classrooms. (3rd edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth

7. Knight, S., & Wiseman, D. (2005). Lessons learned from a research synthesis on the effects of teachers' professional development on culturally diverse students. In H. Waxman, & K. Tellez (Eds.), Improving teacher quality for English language learners. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

8. Knight, S., & Wiseman, D. (2005). Profesional Development for teachers of diverse students: A summary of the research. Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 10(4), 387-405.

9. Thompson, B., Knight, S. (2005). The impact of a mulit-component professional development training on the beliefs and behaviors of community health and educators regarding food irradiation. Health Education and Behavior, 32 (6).

10. Knight, S.L. & Kurz, R. (2005). Understanding human development. In C. Henry & J. Nath (Eds.), Becoming a middle school and high school teacher in Texas, 4-20. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Robin Henson (Fall, 1999), Ph.D.
Kelly Isbell (Fall, 1999), Ph.D.
John Kyle Roberts (Summer, 2000), Ph.D.
Bradford Woods (Spring, 2001), Ph.D.
Eric Chandler Groce (Summer, 2001), Ph.D.
Terri Barber Kurz (Summer, 2001), Ph.D.
Lesli Hahn Lam Cardin (Fall, 2001), Ph.D.
Laura Suzane Rabel (Spring, 2002), Ph.D.
Staci Brook Durbin (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Shannon Fite* (Spring, 2003), Ph.D.
Britta May Thompson (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
Jennifer Stephens (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Robin Rackley (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Particia Walter (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Debbie Vera (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Adalet Gunersel (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Pamela Cavenall (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Nargaret Hobson (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Ouida Colleen Plimper (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Vonda Nunley (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Shanah Yandell (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Co-Editor (2005 - 7). American Educational Research Journal

Editorial Board Member (2000 - 2005). Journal of Teacher Education

Editorial Board Member (2000 - 2004). American Educational Research Journal

Editorial Board Member (2000 - 2004). Learning Environments Research

Editorial Board Member (1999 - 2006). International Journal for Learning Environments Research


(2003). Cohort-Regents' Initiative.  Academy for Educator Development

(2001). Notable Research Presentation.  College of Education, Texas A&M University

(2001-2006). Faculty Fellow.  College of Education, Texas A&M University

(2001). Houston Endowment Urban Chair.  College of Education

(1998). Teaching Award.  AFS Distinguished Achievement Award

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