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Counseling, Adult, and Rehabilitation Education

Dr. Nancy J. Hamilton

Faculty photo of Dr. Nancy J. HamiltonNancy J. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: Dickenson Hall 515F
Office Phone: (501)682-5478

Dr. Hamilton currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult, & Rehabilitation Education. Her research examines self-regulatory mechanisms in educational contexts. Those contexts include reading relevance instructions and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

While new to UALR, Dr. Hamilton has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses for five years in research methods, cognition, and learning theory. Currently at UALR, she teaches graduate level courses and is teaching Introduction to Research Methods.

Dr. Hamilton is a member of the American Educational Research Association and the Southwest Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education.


2012 Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, emphasis in Cognition and Learning. Dissertation Title: Interactive Effects of Working Memory Self-Regulatory Ability and Relevance Instructions on Text Processing.

2007 M.S. Educational Psychology, University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
Professional Paper Title: Assisting Crystal, a Student with ADHD, Achieve Academic Success.

2004 B.A. Vocal Performance, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

1991 B.A. Elementary Education, William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA.

Updated 2.26.2015