Faculty Profiles

Calah Ford

Clinical Assistant Professor Educational PsychologyEducational Studies

– Profile

Dr. Calah Ford is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education at Purdue University. She has four years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher and three years of experience teaching in elementary teacher preparation programs. Dr. Ford is interested in academic motivation for K-12 students. Specifically, she is interested in the development of learners’ views of and approaches to failure in academic settings as well as how those views of failure may influence other motivation-related factors (e.g., self-efficacy, persistence, reengagement).

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– Research and Publications

Dr. Ford investigates the role of failure and beliefs about failure in the context of STEM motivation (e.g., self-efficacy) for young and early adolescent learners.

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– Courses Typically Taught

  • EDPS 43000 – Creating and Managing Learning Environments
  • EDPS 43010 – Creating and Managing Learning Environments (Middle and Secondary)
  • EDPS 53300 – Introduction to Educational Research I: Methodology