User:Michele Gregoire Gill

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Michele Gregoire Gill, Ph.D. is an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Central Florida. She also maintains a current professional teacher license in Elementary Education for the state of Colorado and has five years of K-12 teaching experience. Her research focuses on investigating the causes of conceptual change in teachers' core subject matter beliefs. She is also studies the nature of teachers‘ beliefs and how such beliefs are related to students’ academic achievement, motivation to learn, and optimal development. Her research has been published in leading journals of educational psychology and has received numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association Division 15 Paul R. Pintrich Dissertation Award (2004) and the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Outstanding Dissertation Award (2004), as well as the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools 2006 Achievement Award for New Scholars in Social Sciences, Business, and Education. Michele teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in human development and learning theories at UCF.