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Donna Dahlgren Ph.D.

Dean of Student Success and Persistence
Professor of Psychology

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

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 24th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 24th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 26th, 2018

All day event

Classes End for Summer II Session

Classes End for Summer II Session

August 6th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

August 8th, 2018

All day event

Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

August 10th, 2018

All day event

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

August 11th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Induction Day

Induction Day

August 17th, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2018 Champions Dinner

2018 Champions Dinner

August 18th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fall Classes Begin

Fall Classes Begin

August 20th, 2018

All day event

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

August 26th, 2018

All day event

Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

September 3rd, 2018

All day event

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