Dr. Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia is an Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology and Education at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research (1) identifies educational contexts that enhance motivation and subsequent engagement and learning and (2) examines the mechanisms through which motivation influences academic engagement and achievement. Dr. Linnenbrink-Garcia conducts this research in school-age samples (upper elementary through college) in the STEM disciplines, with a specific focus on science education. Her current work focuses specifically on how a variety of forms of motivation combine to shape students’ learning and engagement.
Linnenbrink-Garcia, L., Pugh, K., Koskey, K. L. K., & Stewart, V. (2012). Developing conceptual understanding of natural selection: The role of interest, efficacy, and basic prior knowledge. The Journal of Experimental Education, 80, 45-68.
Pugh, K. J., Linnenbrink-Garcia, L., Koskey, K. L. K., Stewart, V. C., & Manzey, C. (2010). Motivation, learning, and transformative experience: A study of deep engagement in science. Science Education, 94, 1-28.
Pugh, K. J., Linnenbrink-Garcia, L., Koskey, K. L. K., Stewart, V. C., & Manzey, C. (2010). Teaching for transformative experiences and conceptual change: A case study and evaluation of a high school biology teacher’s experience. Cognition & Instruction, 28, 273-316.