Professor and Dean
Research Interests
Early childhood interest in Science-related fields

Books and Monographs
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
Journal Articles
* 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)
* 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.
* 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.
* 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
Book Chapters
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.
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
Other Publications and Presentations
Alexander, J. M., Plummer, L., McLeod, J. (in press). Addressing gendered practices through women's writing groups. Academe.

Editorial Board Member. Metacognition and Learning (2012)