Michelle Tichy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 
(319) 273-7917
Office Location: 

SEC 607

Education 

B.A. 1997, Oberlin College
M.A. 2002, U of Minnesota
PhD 2006, U of Minnesota

Areas of Expertise 

Cooperative Learning
Social Interdependence Theory
Conflict Resolution
Moral Development
Critical and Feminist Pedagogy
Social Justice Education
Holistic learning
Early Childhood Education
Child Development
Gifted and Talented Education
Hidden Disabilities
Peace Education
Action Learning
Action Research
Transformative Education
Multiple Intelligence Theory and Application
Constructive Controversy

Research Interests 

Social, Emotional, and Moral development
Constructive Controversy, Cooperative Learning, and Social
Interdependence Theory
Transformational Change
Educational Innovation
Gender and Education
Feminist and Critical Pedagogy
Multicultural Mentoring
Equity, Diversity, and Justice
Holistic Education
Creativity

Courses Taught 

The Role of Play in Early Childhood Development
The History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education
Lifespan Human Development
Social Inequalities
Introduction to Educational Psychology
The Cooperative Learning Workshop
Psychology of Student Learning

Professional Affiliations 

AERA (Current Chair of the Holistic Education SIG and past
program chair)
APA
SPSSI (Division 9 of APA)
AME
NWSA
APS
AERO
ACSD
ACEI
NAEYC
SRCD

Grants 

Independent Research Grant from the University of Michigan's
Global Business Partnership Office: Investigating the impact of
Transformational Leadership Training on Educational Innovation
and Change