My name is Alex Lishinski, I earned my Ph.D in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University. I work as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville with a focus on Computer Science Education. My current focus is on motivational and affective factors that influence student outcomes in undergraduate introductory programming courses. I am also very interested in statistics and research methods generally, and statistical programming in R.

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  • Computer Science Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods


  • PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, 2017

    Michigan State University

  • MA in Philosophy, 2013

    Texas A&M University

  • BA in Philosophy and German, 2010

    Michigan State University

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