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Suzie Jones

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School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 380
DialPhone: 435-797-1568
SendEmail: suzanne.jones@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2008
The Pluto Debate: Influence of Emotions on Belief, Attitude, and Conceptual Change
MS, Teaching and Learning, University of Utah, 2002
Toward Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Exploring the Academic Discourse of Single Parent, Working-Class Families
BS, Elementary Education, University of Utah, 2000
Other, Level II Reading, State of Utah


Expertise

Suzanne Jones (Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas) is an Associate Professor of Literacy with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. Her research program investigates a “hot” topic: the influence of emotions while learning from texts in the science classroom. Specifically, she examines the role of emotions on conceptual change, belief change, and attitude change. Suzanne’s research also includes investigations in the area of reading comprehension that focus on text structure and interventions such as small group discussions and argumentation. Her research program also explores the development of collective classroom efficacy as an avenue to enhancing student achievement.

Awards

Member

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Founders Award, 2015

Southwest Consortium for Innovations in Psychology in Education

Division C. New Faculty Mentoring Program Participant, 2011

American Education Research Association

Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2009

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Education

First Place, Graduate & Professional Student Association Research Forum, 2008

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Honorable Mention, Graduate & Professional Student Association Research Forum, 2007

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Education

Presiden'ts Graduate Fellowship, Nominee, 2007

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Educational Psychology Department

Second Place, Graduate & Professional Student Association Research Forum, 2006

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Third Place, Graduate & Professional Student Association Research Forum, 2005

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Scholarship, 1999

Phi Kappa Phi

Scholarship, 1999

Steffenson Cannon

Member, 1998

Golden Key National Honor Society

Scholarship, 1998

T. H. Bell

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Putney, L.G, Jones, , Campbell, B.D, Expanding from self to collective classroom efficacy: A tale of two classroom communities: Enhancing self efficacy in action: Case studies for teacher candidates and classroom teachers. Rowman & Littlefield
    • Sinatra, G.M, Jones, S.H, Lombardi, D., (2014). Emotions in Science Education: International handbook of emotions in education. Taylor & Francis
    • Putney, L.G, Jones, S., (2011). Developing Collective classroom efficacy: The teacher's role as community organizer: Annual Editions: Multicultural Education. McGraw Hill/Dushkin.Annual Editions *
    • Jones, S., Sinatra, G., (2010). Text in the science classroom: Promoting engagement to facilitate conceptual change: Bringing reading research to life: Essays in honor of Isabelle Beck. The Guilford Press *
    • Jones, S., (2007). Emphasizing the value of commercially developed science curriculum: Teaching science to every child: Using culture as a starting point. Routledge Publishing

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Longhurst, M., Jones, S., Campbell, D.T, (2017). Factors influencing teacher appropriation of professional learning focused on the use of technology in science classrooms.. Teacher Development, 21:3, 365-387.
        • Nadelson, L., Jones, S.H, (2016). One mission, two systems, and a big gap: The interaction of K-12 and post-secondary educators to support common core state standards. , 29:1, 76-98.
        • Jones, S.H, Putney, L.G, (2016). “We learned each other and then we taught each other”: Developing classroom collective efficacy through the students’ eyes.. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 10, 231-236.
        • Loyens, S., Jones, S.H, Mikkers, J., van Gog, T., (2015). Complex problems as facilitators of conceptual change. Learning and Instruction
        • Jones, S.H, Johnson, M.L, Campbell, B.D, (2015). Influence of task-values, engagement, and attention allocation on conceptual change.. Contemporary Educational Psychology/Elsevier Inc., 42, 62-70. doi: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2015.04.004
        • Cordova, J., Sinatra, G.M, Jones, S.H, Taasoobshirazi, G., Lombardi, D., (2014). Self-efficacy, interest, prior knowledge, and confidence in prior knowledge: Influences on conceptual change. Contemporary Educational Psychology/Elsevier Inc., doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych/2014.03.006
        • Jones, S., Sinatra, G., Nussbaum, E., (2013). “Pluto has been a planet my whole life!” Emotions, attitudes, and conceptual change in elementary students learning about Pluto’s reclassification. Research in Science Education, 43:2, 529-550. doi: 10.1007/s11165-011-9274-x
        • Sinatra, G., Jones, S., (2011). Bridging comprehension and conceptual change: The promise of refutational text. Reading Research Quarterly, 46:4, 374-393. doi: 10.1002?RRQ.005
        • Putney, L., Jones, S., (2011). Developing collective classroom efficacy: The teacher’s role as community organizer. Journal of Teacher Education, 62:1, 93-105. doi: 10.1177/0022487110381760
        • Putney, L., Jones, S., (2010). Developing teacher efficacy through reflective practice: A Vygotskian perspective. Critical Issues in Teacher Education, 17, 4-17.
        • Jones, S., Sinatra, G., Reynolds, R., (2010). The nature of the refutation text effect: An investigation of attention allocation. The Journal of Educational Research, 103, 407-423. doi: 10.1080/00220670903383101

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Spring 2017

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Spring 2017

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Spring 2017

                  TEAL 3660 - Educational Psychology for Teachers, Fall 2016

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Fall 2016

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Summer 2016

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Spring 2016

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Spring 2016

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Fall 2015

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Fall 2015

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Summer 2015

                  TEAL 7322 - Research in Literacy, Spring 2015

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Spring 2015

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Fall 2014

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Fall 2014

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Summer 2014

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Summer 2014

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Spring 2014

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Spring 2014

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Fall 2013

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Summer 2013

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Spring 2013

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Spring 2013

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Fall 2012

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Fall 2012

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Fall 2012

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Fall 2012

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Summer 2012

                  TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Spring 2012

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Spring 2012

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Fall 2011

                  EDUC,PSY 6600 - Research Design and Analysis I, Summer 2011

                  TEAL 6190 - Theories of Learning and Models of Teaching, Summer 2011

                  TEAL 6340 - ADOLESCENT LITERACY DEVEL, Spring 2011

                  TEAL 6340 - ADOLESCENT LITERACY DEVEL, Spring 2011

                  TEAL 6340 - ADOLESCENT LITERACY DEVEL, Spring 2011

                  TEAL 6340 - ADOLESCENT LITERACY DEVEL, Spring 2011

                  TEAL 6340 - ADOLESCENT LITERACY DEVEL, Spring 2011

                  TEAL 6340 - ADOLESCENT LITERACY DEVEL, Spring 2011

                  TEAL 6340 - ADOLESCENT LITERACY DEVEL, Spring 2011

                  EDUC 7610 - RESEARCH DESIGN & ANALYSIS II, Spring 2011

                  ELED 4030 - TCH LANG/PRACT III (CI), Spring 2011

                  ELED 4030 - TCH LANG/PRACT III (CI), Spring 2011

                  ELED 4030 - TCH LANG/PRACT III (CI), Spring 2011

                  ELED 4030 - TCH LANG/PRACT III (CI), Spring 2011

                  EDUC 6600 - Research Design and Analysis, I, Fall 2010

                  TEAL 6340 - Understanding and Supporting Adolescent Literacy Development, Fall 2010

                  EDUC 6550 - Research for Classroom Teachers, Summer 2010


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Jared Collette, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, February 2016
                  Sally Brown, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2015
                  Shelley Nordick, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2012
                  Max Longhurst, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2012 - April 2015
                  Seth King, School of Teacher Education & Leadership - May 2013