Motivation; Teaching practices; Culturally relevant education; Self and identity; Gender, race, and social class.
Jeanette Zambrano is a PhD student in the Urban Education Policy program at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. Jeanette is interested in motivational processes and how aspects of the self, the context, and other people shape these processes. She uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approachs to understand the nature of motivation and to inform education practices that support it.
2015–2018, Research Assistant, National Science Foundation (DRL-1420271) Understanding the role of cultural and career purpose orientations in underrepresented minority science student success
2016–2018, Lab Manager, Motivation and Social Identity Lab, San Diego State University
Honors and Awards:
2020, American Educational Research Association, Motivation Special Interest Group, Graduate Student Travel Award
2019, The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Diversity Graduate Travel Award
2018-2022, Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program
2018, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Graduate Student Diversity Travel Award
Patall, E. A., Linnenbrink-Garcia, L., Lui, P., Zambrano, J., & Yates, N. (in press). Instructional practices that support adaptive motivation, engagement, and learning. In J. Reeve (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Educational Psychology, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Zambrano, J., Lee, G. A., Leal, C. C., & Thoman, D. B. (2020). Highlighting prosocial affordances of science in textbooks to promote science interest. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 19(3), ar24.
Patall, E. A. & Zambrano, J. (2019). Facilitating student outcomes through autonomy support: Implications for practice and policy. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 6(2), 115-122.
Thoman, D.B., Lee, G.A., Zambrano, J., Geerling, D. M., Smith, J.L., & Sansone, C. (2019). Social influences of interest: Conceptualizing group differences in education through a self-regulation of motivation model. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 22, 330-355.
Jackson, M. C., Leal, C. C., Zambrano, J., & Thoman, D. B. (2018). Talking about science interests: The importance of social recognition when students talk about their interests in STEM. Social Psychology of Education, 22, 149-167.