West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development
Jake serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development. Prior to joining the CEHS faculty, Jake served as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Doctoral Studies in Literacy at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. His current research examines self-regulated learning, learning strategies and supports, and reader-text interactions among college learners and adults. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary work that examines how learners leverage strategies and feedback to inform their learning decisions. Jake also conducts program evaluation and data analysis for funded projects emphasizing, as examples, the recruitment and retention of STEM teachers (NSF, Noyce) and the academic and social-behavioral growth of low-income families engaged in summer learning programs (Community Learning Centers). He holds his Ph.D. in educational psychology from Penn State University, master's degrees in school psychology (MSEd) from Bucknell University and educational psychology (MS) from Penn State University, and his undergraduate degree in psychology from Lycoming College.