Dr. Dorothy H. Evensen

Dr. Dorothy H. Evensen
Phone: 8148632691
Office Address:
404C Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Professor of Education (Higher Education) and Senior Scientist

Department

Education Policy Studies

Centers

Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE)

Programs

Higher Education

Biography

Dorothy H. Evensen joined the higher education program in 1999 after a six-year appointment in Language and Literacy Education, and 15 years as a high school teacher. Her research projects focus on literacy development and its relation to teaching and learning in professional contexts, particularly  law and medicine. She has received support for her research from the Law School Admission Council, the Spencer Foundation, NSF, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Professor Evensen teaches courses in philosophical foundations of research, qualitative research methods, college teaching, and a proposal seminar for HI ED doctoral students.

Dr. Evensen's research focuses on teaching and learning in professional fields, such as medicine, law, engineering, and education. Her additional areas of expertise include discourse studies and qualitative research. She is currently directing a research project studying group learning in law schools and co-directing a study of interdisciplinary collaboration for science and engineering education reform.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Older Adult/Aging

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Educational Psychology

Curriculum Areas

Curriculum Issues
Reading

Education Levels

Post-Secondary
Professional Education

Educational Studies

Educational Theory
Philosophy

Individual Difference

Cognition
Collaboration
Conceptual Change
Human Development
Identity
Learning Processes
Motivation

Learning

Curriculum
Learning Assessment
Learning Sciences

Methodological Research

Evaluation
Discourse Analysis
Interpretive Research
Multiple Methods
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research

Social Issues

Civil Rights and Education
Discrimination
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues

Special Education

Mild Disabilities

Teacher Preparation

Professional Development

Technology

Classroom Assistive Technology
Video/Visual Technology