Professor & HDCLS Area Chair
Office & Hours
Office: SZB 506F
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Courses of Instruction
I teach graduate courses on the Psychology of Learning and Psycholinguistics, and two advanced seminars on research on writing and on discourse comprehension. I have taught in the teacher preparation program, an undergraduate seminar on Applied Human Learning.
I also hold a 0-line appointment in an interdisciplinary program in Foreign Language Education.
The University of Texas at Austin
Educ Psychol Dept
1 University Station D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1294
UT Mail Code: D5800
Broadly, interface between language and knowledge. Specifically, comprehension and production processes involved in using oral and written language and in learning from language. Currently, interests are focused on socio-functional descriptions of both oral and written, on how people learn from classroom interactions, and on affective factors that influence learning.
Ph. D. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (1975) in Educational Psychology
M.A. California State University, San Francisco (1972) Experimental Psychology
B.A. University of San Francisco (1971) Majors: Psychology, French Literature
Kim, M., & Schallert, D. L. (2011). Building caring relationships between a teacher and students in a teacher preparation program word-by-word, moment-by-moment. Teaching and Teacher Education, 27, 1059-1067.
Schallert, D. L., Chiang, Y. V., Park, Y., Jordan, M. E., Lee, H., Cheng, A. J., Chu, H. R., Lee, S., Kim, T., Song, K. (2009). Being polite while fulfilling different discourse functions in online classroom discussions. Computers & Education, 53(3), 713-725.
Kim, J., Kim, T., & Schallert, D. L. (2010). Becoming literate in one’s heritage language: Children’s situated ethnic identities and their motivation to acquire the discourse of their parents. Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, 59, 244-259.
Alexander, P. A., Schallert, D. L., & Reynolds, R. E. (2009). What is learning anyway? A topographical perspective considered. Educational Psychologist, 44(3), 176-192.
Woodruff, A. L., & Schallert, D. L. (2008). Studying to play, playing to study: Nine college student-athletes' motivational sense of self. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 33(1), 34-57.
- College of Education Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award, 2010
- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, University of Texas, 1991
Research Interests and Expertise
Areas of expertise include motivation and emotions in learning environments and computer-mediated discussions.
Research methods and approaches include quantitative (intervention studies, multiple regression, path analysis, HLM, and SEM), qualitative (grounded theory, discourse analysis including critical discourse analysis, and constant comparative methods), and mixed methods.
Boards, Committees and Associations
- American Educational Research Association (joined 1974)
- National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association (joined 1977)
- Co-Editor of Reading Research Quarterly (1986-1991)
- Co-Editor of Yearbook of the National Reading Conference (2001-2006)