Jennifer Fredricks

Jennifer Fredricks

Jennifer Fredricks is the Dean of Academic Departments and Programs and Professor of Psychology at Union College. She has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters on student engagement, family socialization, adolescent development, and extracurricular participation. She served as a William T. Grant Distinguished Fellow with Connecticut Voices for Children, a leading legislative and advocacy organization in the state. Jennifer has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Spencer Foundation, American Educational Research Association, and Institute for Educational Studies to support her research.

Jennifer is author of Eight Myths of Student Engagement: Creating Classrooms of Deep Learning (Corwin Press), and is co-editing the Handbook of Student Engagement Interventions: Working With Disengaged Youth (Elsevier Press), which is due out in 2018.

About the Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship

The Students at the Center Distinguished Fellows are a diverse group of education leaders from around New England, each selected for their vision, contributions, and impact in the student-centered learning movement in the region. The Fellows’ overarching goals are:

  1. to investigate, use, and promote effective renditions of student-centered learning (i.e., personalized, competency-based, student-owned, and anytime-anywhere) in the New England region and beyond; and
  2. to communicate research findings in ways that make them actionable and accessible for policymakers and practitioners to maximize students’ academic achievement, particularly for those students who have been historically underserved.

The Distinguished Fellows work alongside research teams, youth researchers, and other key partners of the Research Collaborative to build the evidence base for student-centered learning and to bridge research, practice, and policy.

Learn more about the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative.

The Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship is generously funded by The Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

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