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|Education:||B.A., University of Chicago, 1992
M.A., U.C. Los Angeles, 1994
Ph.D., U.C. Los Angeles, 2000
|Specialty:||Educational psychology, classroom instruction and its measurement, program evaluation in education, education technology, and professional development for educators.
|Courses:||Developmental Psychology, Non Experimental Research Methods, Psychology and Education, Introduction to Psychology
|Recent Publications:||Grills, C. N., Fingerhut, A. W., Thadani, V., & Machón, R. A. (in press). Residential learning communities centered within a discipline: The Psychology Early Awareness Program. In Discipline-Centered Learning Communities: Creating Connections among Students and Faculty within a Major (tentative title).
Thadani, V., Breland, W., & Dewar, J. (2010) College instructors' implicit theories about teaching skills and their relationship to professional development choices. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 21, 113-131.
Thadani, V., Cook, M. S., Griffis, K., Wise, J. A., & Blakey, A. (2010). The possibilities and limitations of curriculum-based science inquiry interventions for challenging the "pedagogy of poverty." Equity & Excellence in Education, Special Issue: Teaching and Learning Science For Social Justice, 43, 21-37. Guest Editors: Angela Calabrese Barton and Bhaskar Upadhyay.
Thadani, V., Huchting, K., & LaBrie, J. (2009). Alcohol-related information in multi-component interventions and college students' drinking behavior. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 53(2), 31-51.
Thadani, V., Stevens, R. H., & Tao, A. (2009). Measuring complex features of scienceinstruction: Developing tools to investigate the link between teaching and learning. The Journal of the LearningSciences, 18, 285-322.
Griffis, K., Thadani, V., & Wise, J. (2008). Making authentic data accessible: The Sensing the Environment inquiry module. Journal of Biological Education, 43(8), 53-56.
Stevens, R. H., & Thadani, V. (2007). Quantifying students' scientific problem solving efficiency and effectiveness. Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning, 5(4), 325-337.
Stevens, R. H., & Thadani, V. (2006). A Bayesian Network approach for modeling the influence of contextual variables on scientific problem solving. In M. K. D. Ashley & T. Chan (Eds), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Vol. 4053. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp.71-84). Berlin: Springer. [Book chapter from a peer-reviewed conference paper]