James Madison University

Off-Campus Affiliates

PHOTO: Amanda Durik

Amanda Durik is an associate professor of psychology at Northern Illinois University. She received her PhD in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed a Post-Doc under Jacquelyn Eccles at the University of Michigan. Amanda’s research interest focus on the factors that promote optimal motivation (interest and performance) in achievement situations, achievement goals, and the development of interest.

PHOTO: Dr. Steve Getty

Dr. Steve Getty is currently the Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Center at Colorado College. His position involves academic support (peer tutors) across math and the sciences, research, teaching, and collaboration with college faculty in support of quantitative reasoning in the curriculum. Prior to Colorado College, Steve was a Senior Researcher/Science Educator for 12 years at BSCS, where led and was involved with an array of education and research projects around the nation in K-12 science education. Steve has a research background studying the evolution of mountain belts, methods radiometric dating, and using isotope tracers in Earth systems (e.g., aerosols and pollutants in lichen; coral, speleothems, human bones).  

PHOTO: Judith Harackiewicz
Judith Harackiewicz is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She received her PhD from Harvard and taught at Columbia before her position at the University of Wisconsin.  Her research interests are focused on intrinsic motivation and achievement motivation.  Specifically, she studies how different kinds of performance evaluation and feedback influence an individual's interest in an activity, and how interest develops over time
 PHOTO: Bryce Inouye
Bryce Inouye earned his PhD in Computer Science from Duke University in 2005.  From 2006-2013 he was a senior scientist at Rosetta Stone where he worked on a wide variety of problems, including designing and prototyping instructional systems that adapt dynamically to learners abilities, goals and preferences by leveraging techniques from machine learning and artificial intelligence, creating rapid prototyping processes for language minigame design, and measuring and improving learner engagement with Rosetta Stone products.  Since September, 2013 he has been an affiliate member of the Motivation Research Institute at James Madison University designing and prototyping technological solutions for data collection and intervention delivery in classroom settings, with a focus on hand-held tablet applications. Bryce currently works as a data scientist at Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he works on methods on extracting meaning from big data sources.
PHOTO: Corwin Senko

Corwin Senko is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at State University New York-New Paltz.  He received his PhD in Social-Personality Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, completed a Post-Doc under Dr. Alexandra Freund at the University of Zürich, and served as visiting professor at Mississippi State University prior to his current position.  His research focuses on how achievement goals influence students’ learning approaches, interest and achievement, and beliefs about effective teaching.  He is currently collaborating with Dr. Hulleman on a project examining the distinction between different performance goal measures commonly used in motivation literature.