We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new colleague, Dr. Sungjun Won. Dr. Won is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies. He earned his PhD in Educational Psychology from the Ohio State University. He studies academic motivation and self-regulated learning. Specifically, his research has focused on two strands. The first strand centers on extending the understanding of motivation and self-regulated learning and their roles in students’ academic success. The second strand focuses on understanding how students’ perceptions of learning and social contexts influence their motivation and engagement in self-regulated learning. Dr. Won’s Google Scholar
Academic Motivation and Self-regulated learning. Dr. Sungjun Won is currently recruiting M.A. and Ph.D. students who are interested in researching (a) the roles of motivation and self-regulated learning in students’ academic success, (b) social and contextual factors promoting motivational and self-regulatory processes, (c) STEM interest and engagement. Applicants should have interest in learning advanced statistical analysis, including structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling, and/or mixture modeling. Applications for Ph.D. should have a Master’s degree (with thesis) in Psychology, Educational Psychology or a related area. Successful applicants will be considered for a research assistantship and/or a teaching assistantship (teaching an undergraduate course on Learning Strategies for University Success). Applicants will be also considered for University Entrance Scholarships, which are adjudicated by an awards committee based on academic performance. Interested applicants should review the admissions requirements for our PhD program: https://www.uvic.ca/education/psychology/educational-psychology/phd-program/admissions/index.php to ensure they meet requirements for admission, and send a letter of introduction clearly outlining fit with the description above to Dr. Sungjun Won (firstname.lastname@example.org).