My primary research interest is focused on the precursors and longitudinal consequences of early interests in science-related fields.
education and training
- Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Georgia - (Athens, Georgia, United States) 1992
- M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of Georgia - (Athens, Georgia, United States) 1990
- B.S. in Psychology, Texas Wesleyan University - (Fort Worth, Texas, United States) 1987
- Neitzel, C. L., Alexander, J. M., & Johnson, K. E. (2019). The emergence of children's interest orientations during early childhood: When predisposition meets opportunity. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.
- Alexander, J., Plummer, L., & McLeod, J. (2018). Addressing gendered practices through women's writing groups. Academe. 104(3), 23-26.
- Neitzel, C., Alexander, J., & Johnson, K. (2017). The influence of early interest orientations and time on kindergartners’ academic monitoring and information-seeking behaviors. Journal of Early Childhood Research. 15(4), 389-409.
- Neitzel, C., Alexander, J. M., & Johnson, K. E. (2016). Young Children’s Interest-Oriented Activity and Later Academic Self-Regulation Strategies in Kindergarten. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. 30(4), 474-493.
- Ford, J. M., Jones, M. H., & Alexander, J. M. (2015). After-school interests, achievement goal orientation, and peers in a predominantly African American School. The Journal of Negro Education. 84(4), 547-563.
- Alexander, J. M., Johnson, K. E., Scott, B., & Meyer, R. D. (2008). Stegosaurus and spoonbills: Mechanisms for transfer across biological domains. Meta-Cognition: A Recent Review of Research, Theory and Perspectives. (pp. 63-83).
- Shih, S. S., Wang, C. H., & Alexander, J. M. (2006). The applicability of western motivation models to the Taiwanese context. Trends in Educational Psychology. (pp. 155-183).
awards and honors
Texas A&M University; Dean Of Education; 4222 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4222