Dr. Amanda Nolen (TCED/EDFN)

Dr. Amanda Nolen






Assistant Professor
Teacher Education/Educational Foundations
Office: DKSN 300D
Office Phone: 501.569.3263
Email: mailto:alnolen@ualr.edu
URL: http://ualr.edu/alnolen/

Amanda Nolen became a member of the Department of Teacher Education faculty as an Assistant Professor at UALR in January 2005. Dr. Nolen teaches a variety of Educational Psychology courses including Learning Theories, Human Development, Educational Assessment, Qualitative Research Methods, Introduction to Research Methods, Statistics, and Advanced Educational Psychology.

Dr. Nolen serves as a Commissioner on the Governor’s Commission to Close the Achievement Gap in Arkansas. She also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Educational Research. Finally, she is a member of the American Educational Research Association and the American Psychological Association, Division 15.

Research Interests:

  • Educational and Occupation Attainment
  • Responsible Conduct of Researchers
  • Participant Observation in Virtual Environments
  • Educational Psychology as a Field of Study


  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology Baylor University 2002
    Dissertation: A predictive model for high school academic expectations: Factors influencing adolescents, their parents, and their teachers Chair: Dr. Susan Johnsen
  • M.S.Ed. Educational Psychology Baylor University 1997
  • B.A. Psychology University of North Texas 1991

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Educational Research (EDFN 7303)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (EDFN 7373)
  • Learning Theories and Instructional Design (EDFN 7313)
  • Cognition and Instruction (EDFN 7314)
  • Human Development (EDFN 7330)
  • Early Childhood Development (ECED 2400)
  • Classroom Assessment (EDFN 7370)