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Janet Gates

Janet Gates, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology
412-536-1797

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Developmental/Educational Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
    Honors: Recipient, Graduate School of Education Alumni Doctoral Fellowship Award

    Comprehensive Examination: Passed with Distinction
  • M.Ed. in Counseling Education, University of Pittsburgh

AWARDS

  • Recipient, Brother Gregory Nugent Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship, La Roche College, 2004
  • Faculty Marshall, Class of 2006, La Roche College
  • Faculty Marshall, Class of 2013, La Roche College

SCHOLARSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Gates, J.L. (2017, April).  Can mindfulness improve exam performance in a child development course?  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX
  • Brenneman, K.G. & Gates, J.L. (2016, March). Do differences exist between social sciences and business majors in cultural sensitivity? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Baltimore, MD
  • Brenneman, K.G. & Gates, J.L. (2015, March). Effects of cross-cultural study on college students. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA
  • Gates, J.L.& Forti, J.C. (2013, March). Survey of student study habits. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA
  • Gates, J.L. & Forti, J.C. (2011, March). Do motivation strategies in a first year course impact exam performance? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, PQ, Canada
  • Gates, J.L. & Forti, J.C. (2009, March). The effects of i-clicker use on exam performance in a child development class. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO
  • Gates, J.L. (2008, January). Teaching techniques to examine cultural influences on body image and weight in adolescence. Poster presented at the 30th meeting of the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology conference, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Gates, J.L. (2003, January). Using hands-on activities to introduce research in psychology. Poster presented at the 25th meeting of the Teaching of Psychology conference, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Gates, J.L. (2002, April). Women’s career influences in traditional and nontraditional fields. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, New Orleans, LA
  • Gates, J.L. (2001, April). Women’s career choices in math and science-related fields. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN
  • Forman, E.A., Gates, J.L., & Sisson, A.L. (1991, April). The effect of gender and school placement on the self-concepts of learning disabled students. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • Society for Research in Adolescence (SRA)
  • Teaching of Psychology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Gender differences in learning and performance
  • Teaching in higher education: Developing study skills, motivation, excellence
  • Creating learning environments that influence openness, awareness of cultural differences, and interpersonal sensitivity