Erin R. Ottmar, Ph.D.

I am an Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Technology and Psychology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. My research and teaching focuses on the intersections of educational, cognitive, and developmental psychology and aims to better understand how cognitive and non-cognitive pathways improve mathematics teaching and learning. I teach classes and mentor students in the Learning Sciences and Technology graduate program and the undergraduate psychology program in the Social Science and Policy Studies Department.

Education

Post-Doctoral Training (2011-2014) UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND Department of Psychology Mathematics Learning and Cognition

Ph.D (2011)

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Curry School of Education Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science

B.A (2005)

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND Psychology and Elementary Education

Contact:

Erin Ottmar

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Salisbury Laboratories 317C

100 Institute Rd.

Worcester MA 01609

508-831-6096

erottmar@wpi.edu

Lab: Salisbury Labs 133

Scholarly Interests

Interventions in Schools; Mathematical Cognition and Development; Mathematics Teaching and Learning; Social and Emotional Learning; Observational Measurement Development; Teacher/Child Interactions; Teacher Quality; Motivation and Engagement; Teacher Beliefs and Knowledge