Dr. Stacy Priniski is a Senior Evaluation Associate at the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. Prior to joining the Hope Center, she worked as a research associate at Michigan State University studying factors that predict college students’ persistence in STEM over time. Two questions drive Dr. Priniski’s research program: What are the motivational challenges and strengths of diverse learners? And how can educators and policy makers use insights from social and educational psychology to create positive learning environments, support student motivation, and ensure equitable outcomes in higher education?
Dr. Priniski earned her B.A. and M.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received an Inclusive Mathematics Environments Fellowship from the Student Experience Research Network and a Spencer Dissertation Fellowship from the Spencer Foundation and National Academy of Education. Dr. Priniski has expertise in motivation science and social-psychological interventions in college settings. Her methodological expertise includes large-scale randomized controlled trials, field and laboratory experiments, survey studies, and content analyses.
Stacy’s hope: By centering student experiences and motivation in research and practice, we can create more supportive learning environments and ultimately a more equitable higher education system.