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Reagan Curtis, Ph.D.

Reagan Curtis

Chester E. & Helen B. Derrick Endowed Professor, Educational Psychology 304-293-2098 506E Allen Hall Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

  • Ph.D., Education with emphases in Educational Psychology, Interdisciplinary Human Development, and Cognitive Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., Education with emphasis in Teaching and Learning, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Reagan Curtis is Chester E. & Helen B. Derrick endowed professor of educational psychology and founding director of the Program Evaluation and Research Center in the Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences. Dr. Curtis also serves as the coordinator of Educational Psychology master’s programs and as director of the Tracking and Evaluation Core of the West Virginia Clinical & Translational Science Institute. He finds greatest value in applied research and evaluation work that truly impacts people’s lives and is conducted through multidisciplinary collaborative teams.

Dr. Curtis began in graduate school to study how number knowledge and counting develop and affect later learning and achievement. He developed interests at the intersections online learning environments and pedagogies, pre-service and in-service teacher development, and student learning and motivation in mathematics and science with a focus on equity for diverse learners. He now pursues a multifaceted research agenda in (a) the development of mathematical and scientific knowledge across the lifespan, (b) teaching and learning pK-20+ with particular interest in design-based approaches in STEM, and (c) research methodology, program evaluation, and data analysis (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodological) for studies in developmental, educational, health sciences, and counseling contexts.

Courses Taught

  • CPSY 710
  • EDUC 600
  • EDP 512
  • EDP 600
  • EDP 612
  • EDP 613
  • EDP 614
  • EDP 617
  • EDP 618
  • EDP 619
  • EDP 710
  • SCFD 615

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational Psychology
  • Learning Sciences
  • Design-based Learning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Mixed and Multi-methodological Research Design and Analysis