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Donna Dahlgren Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
First Year Seminar Director

Crestview Hall 032
Phone: (812) 941-2682
ddahlgre@ius.edu

Biography

Since 2000, my research has centered on the campus activities encouraging student involvement (both curricular and co-curricular) that increases student learning and student retention. The beginning of this focus occurred with the work examining how to enhance teaching effectiveness in Introductory Psychology I. By 2004, my focus of interest expanded from assessing the effectiveness of psychology courses to courses and programs that affected all first year students at Indiana University Southeast. I examine the types of measures that can be used to assess college attachment, study strategies and social skills of first year students. Overall, the data gathered helped to determine what factors can enhance student success and improve the quality of the undergraduate experience at Indiana University Southeast. This area of research has thrived in the past ten years at colleges across the country as researchers try to find the right combination of academic, faculty and social support to ensure their students make it to graduation. For the past five years, this area of research has given me many opportunities to share my research locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • Kent State University, Kent, OH, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Cognitive Psychology
  • Masters

    • Kent State University, Kent, OH, United States
    • Master of Science, Major in Experimental Psychology
  • Bachelors

    • Northern Michigan State University, Marquette, MI, United States
    • To Be Determined, Major in Psychology and Political Science

Professional Interests

Teaching

Introductory Psychology Experimental Methods and Statistics Cognitive Psychology Animal Learning and Memory

Campus Events

IU Southeast Open House

IU Southeast Open House

October 21st, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Open Registration Begins for Spring 2018

Open Registration Begins for Spring 2018

October 30th, 2017

All day event

Deadline for Two-Step Login

Deadline for Two-Step Login

November 2nd, 2017

All day event

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

November 23rd, 2017

All day event

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

November 24th, 2017

All day event

Fall 2017 Classes End

Fall 2017 Classes End

December 2nd, 2017

All day event

Fall 2017 Final Exams Begin

Fall 2017 Final Exams Begin

December 4th, 2017

All day event

Fall 2017 Final Exams End

Fall 2017 Final Exams End

December 9th, 2017

All day event

Wintersession Classes Begin

Wintersession Classes Begin

December 14th, 2017

All day event

Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

December 25th, 2017

All day event

New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

January 1st, 2018

All day event

Wintersession 2017 Classes End

Wintersession 2017 Classes End

January 4th, 2018

All day event

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