The latest installment of Great Conversations has been released, titled Bridges and Barriers to Student Persistence. The video features Dr. David Yeager and discusses how teaching can break down barriers and build bridges for first-generation students’ heightened sense of belonging, and in turn, their persistence to graduation. The conversation can be watched here on ProfessorPedia.
Dr. David Yeager is Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his PhD in Developmental and Psychological Science from the Stanford University School of Education in 2011. Prior to beginning his career as a researcher, he was a middle school teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also holds an MEd in Secondary English and a BA in the Program of Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame, as well as an MA in Psychology from Stanford University.
Dr. Yeager’s most recent publications include:
- Yeager, D. S. (in press). Dealing with social difficulty during adolescence: The role of implicit theories of personality. Child Development Perspectives.
- Yeager, D. S., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Hooper, S. Y. and Cohen, G. L. (2017). Loss of institutional trust among racial and ethnic minority adolescents: A consequence of procedural injustice and a cause of life-span outcomes. Child Development
- Bryan, C., Yeager, D. S., Hinojosa, C.,* Chabot, A. M.,* Bergen, H.,* Kawamura, M.* & Steubing, F. (2016). Harnessing adolescent values to reduce unhealthy snacking. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(39), 10830-10835.
Great Conversations is a video and audio series of faculty-curated conversations with scholars and researchers. To watch videos in the series, visit http://www.teaching.iu.edu/greatconversations/ or search “Great Conversations” in ProfessorPedia.