Dr. Boone teaching class.

Program Faculty

Doris Bergen | Distinguished Professor Emerita in Educational Psychology
Doris Bergen received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has been Professor of Educational Psychology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, since 1989, serving as chair of the department for the first ten years. She presently is directing the EDL interdisciplinary doctoral program for the College of Education, Health, and Society, and working on special projects for the Educational Psychology Department. She has taught a range of courses related to learning, human development, assessment, and educational psychology. Her research interests have focused on many areas related to child and adolescent development, including play behaviors, special needs, humor, technology-augmented toys, and cross cultural early childhood programs. Her most recent research, conducted at the Psychophysiology Laboratory, investigates ERP effects of different types of videogame play. Dr. Bergen has published ten books, three of which have Chinese translations. She also has published over 45 refereed articles and 30 book chapters. She is a Miami University Distinguished Scholar and also received a number of national awards. She is a fellow of both the Association of Psychological Science and the American Educational Research Association. She co-directed Miami University’s Center for Human Development, Learning, and Technology, and in that role received numerous grants herself, as well as facilitated external grants for Center Faculty Associates. The Center was recently named in her honor.

William Boone | Professor of Educational Psychology
William Boone holds the rank of Professor in Miami University’s Department of Educational Psychology. He received his B.S. from Indiana University (1982), his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1985), and his Ph.D from the University of Chicago’s Program in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis (1991). In 2012 he was named a Fulbright Scholar. Among numerous honors, he has been supported in his research by Ludwig-Maximillians Universitat Center for Advanced Studies (Munich, Germany). As a tenured professor at Indiana University-Bloomington, Dr. Boone was honored as one of the top five teachers at the university. Dr. Boone’s research concerns the application of Rach measurement techniques in the fields of Education, Medicine, and Market Research. In particular, how to use Rasch measurement to develop robust tests and surveys. At Miami, Dr. Boone has created a three-course Assessment & Evaluation Certificate. Current courses Dr. Boone teaches include Program Evaluation, Psychometrics, and Classroom Assessment and Evaluation. Dr. Boone is frequently asked to work with colleagues worldwide with regard to Rasch Measurement. In 2013 Springer published his book (Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences, Boone, Staver, Yale).

Darrel R. Davis | Associate Professor of Educational Psychology; joint appointment with Instructional Design & Technology
Darrel R. Davis holds the rank of Assistant Professor in Miami University’s Department of Educational Psychology. He received his B.S. from the University College of Belize (1994), and his M.S. (2000) and Ph. D. (2007) from the University of South Florida. In 2007, Dr. Davis was awarded the Heanon Wilkins Fellowship at Miami University. Dr. Davis is a former high school teacher, and he has also designed, implemented, and managed school computer networks. He has taught numerous online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and continues to explore strategies to optimize teaching and learning within each of these settings. His current research interests include teaching and learning in the online environment and the use of technology in diverse and developing settings. He has published work on the role of play and technology on human development.

Susan Mosley-Howard | Professor of Educational Psychology; joint appointment in School Psychology
Dr. Susan Mosley-Howard holds the rank of full professor at Miami University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Michigan (1977), her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan (1979) and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University (1984). She has been at Miami University since 1983, and has served Miami in the student counseling services, EHS dean’s office and dean of students. She currently serves as EDP department chair. Her scholarship is in the area of minority mental health and the impact of educational interventions on children and adolescents. She has published book chapters and articles in the area of mental health, diversity and child/adolescent development and academic achievement. Her professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association and Association of Black Psychologists. She serves as a journal reviewer for several of these professional societies. She teaches human development, learning and counseling. Her community service is devoted to agencies that focus on education and support for children. In 2014 Springer publisher will release a book entitled “Mental Health Practice in Today’s Schools: Current Issues and Interventions” co-edited by Dr. Raymond Witte and Dr. Mosley-Howard.

Joseph Schroer | Clinical Faculty in Educational Psychology
Dr. Joseph E. Schroer received his M.A. in Secondary Education and his Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Cincinnati. He has several years of experience as an Educational Psychologist, and working as a middle and high school French teacher. Dr. Schroer’s interests include studying Event-related Potentials of the brain, Peace and Social Justice Education, Service-Learning, and Intercultural Education. Dr. Schroer is affiliated with several organizations including the Peace & Social Justice Studies Association, and the Mid-West Education Research Association. He teaches courses on human learning, development, and assessment. Dr. Schroer advises both undergraduate & graduate student research.

Aimin Wang | Professor of Educational Psychology
Dr. Aimin Wang is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Miami University. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from Peking University in Beijing, China, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has served as acting chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and Coordinator of the Educational Psychology Program. He designed and directed the EPIC program, which brings students from a cooperating Chinese university to Miami to complete their Master’s in Educational Psychology degree. He has served on many university and divisional committees. He teaches a variety of courses in Educational Psychology including research methodology, statistics, and measurement and evaluation. His research interests are on program evaluation, children's socialization, and cross-cultural. His publications cover inter-cultural human development, and cognition and learning among children and adolescents. Dr. Wang is a lifetime member of Association for Psychological Science (APS) and Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA), and a member of National Council on Family Relations, Association for Childhood Education Internationals. He has served as division chair or co-chair for four years and is currently an association counsel member at MWERA. He has been a presenter/reviewer/session chair/discussant for conferences of these associations. He also serves as a board member of the Center for Human Development, Learning and Technology at Miami University, Publication Committee Member for The Association for Childhood Education International, and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Marriage and Family Review.

Ray Witte | Associate Professor of Educational Psychology; joint appointment with School Psychology
Dr. Raymond Witte received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1991 and has been teaching at Miami University since 1993. He holds the rank of Associate Professor and is a Licensed School Psychologist in the state of Ohio. His faculty record at Miami includes teaching most of the school psychology courses that are offered in the Ed.S. program. He has also taught undergraduate classes in the areas of human development and school assessment and measurement. Dr. Witte has extensive P-12 school experience as a school psychologist (1988-93), preschool/extended kindergarten program director, and assessment coordinator for the Jessamine County school district in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Dr. Witte’s current research interests involve classroom assessment and diversity awareness. He has published two books, numerous articles and made conference presentations in the area of assessment and evidence based practice and decision-making.