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Julia Gressick, Ph.D.

Julia Gressick

Assistant Professor
Instructional Technology
Office: EA 2236
Phone: (574) 520-4281
Fax: (574) 520-4550

Dr. Gressick earned her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012. Her dissertation examined how training in argumentation skills influenced undergraduate students’ scientific reasoning. In 2009 she earned her M.S. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her Master’s thesis investigated the distribution of leadership roles in online collaborative learning groups. Prior to graduate school, she spent two years teaching middle school mathematics in the Newport, Rhode Island Public Schools followed by one year working in elementary special education.

Dr. Gressick currently teaches instructional technology and middle/secondary math methods courses at IU South Bend. Her research interests include the design and study of online learning environments, the development of 21st Century skills and competencies, and cultivating pre-service teacher understanding of students’ mathematical reasoning. She is broadly interested in how technological advances are influencing how people learn and reason in both formal and informal contexts.

Educational Background

Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin – Madison (2012), Educational Psychology (minor: Curriculum and Instruction)
M.S. - University of Wisconsin – Madison (2009), Educational Psychology
B.A. - St. Norbert College (2003), Elementary Education (minor: Mathematics)

Classes Taught

EDUC-W200, Using Computers in Education
EDUC-M457, Methods of Teaching Senior High – Junior High/Middle School Mathematics

Research Interests

Online teaching and learning
21st Century skill development
Student & teacher mathematical reasoning

Recent Publications

Eagan, B. R., Derry, S. J., Gressick, J. & Hackbarth, A. J. (In review). Video Assessment of Pedagogical Reasoning-Combinatorics (VAPR-C): A Validation Study. Journal of Mathematical Thinking and Learning.

Gressick, J. & Derry, S.J. (2010). Distributed leadership in online groups. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) Volume 5, Number 2, June 2010.