A Brief History of SCIPIE
The Scholarly Consortium of Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE) was organized by a group of educational psychologists to plan a series of small, workshop-oriented conferences that allow for extended conversations about innovative research projects. Their emphasis was to tackle research currently in progress can challenging problems that researchers face in educational psychology research.
The biennial conferences were developed to provide researchers a venue to discuss research and to provide graduate students with opportunities for participation in authentic conversations . The conference workshops allow for extended and focused discussions and support innovations and progress in educational psychology in ways that larger professional meetings can not.
The SCIPIE board is responsible for organizing the biennial conference and maintaining a vibrant and engaged group of scholars focused on innovative psychology in education. Board members are elected to two year terms by a vote of the organization members. Presidents serve a total of six years, two years in each presidential role.
SCIPIE Board 2017-2019
President: Jonathan Hilpert, Ph.D., Georgia Southern University
Past-President: Gwen Marchand, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
President-elect: Michelle Jordan, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Treasurer: Carolyn Hushman, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Secretary: Denise Winsor, Ph.D., University of Memphis
Historian: Karlyn Adams-Wiggins, Ph.D., Portland State
Member at Large: Martin Jones, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Member at Large: Steven Whitney, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Technology Coordinator: Mete Akcaoglu, Ph.D., Georgia Southern University
Graduate Student Support
Graduate Student Assistant (Board), Christie Gardner, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Graduate Student Assistant (Board), Rachel Part, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Graduate Student Representative (Publications), Abraham Flanigan, University of Nebraska
Graduate Student Representative (Publications), Markeya Peteranetz, University of Nebraska
Jenefer Husman Arizona State University
Barbara Greene University of Oklahoma
Douglas Kauffman Eastern Connecticut State University
Terri DeBacker University of Oklahoma
Terri Flowerday University of New Mexico
Ralph E. Reynolds Iowa State University
Gale M. Sinatra University of Southern California
Lisa D. Bendixen University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2005; UNLV; Student Beliefs: Motivation, Cognition, and Epistemology
2007; ASU; What Makes Teaching and Learning about Science Difficult?
2009; UNLV; The Influence of Culture on Teaching and learning: Challenges and Opportunities.
2011; OU; Building Capacity for STEM Research through Innovations in Psychology and Education
2013; UA; Teaching and Learning from Multiple Perspectives: Coming Together to Create New Meaning.
2015; UNM; Shaping research in educational psychology: Implications of world views, perceptual filters and multiple perspectives for theory and method
2017; UNLV; Examining the Landscape of Educational Psychology: Context and Change