Dr. Ordene Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science. She earned a PhD and MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and a BA in Psychology from Fort Valley State University. Before joining Kennesaw State University, her previous appointment was in the Department of Teacher Education at Lamar University.
Her primary research interest includes achievement motivation, particularly examining the precursors and consequences of motivation. Her secondary line of inquiry involves testing motivational theories in laboratory settings. Dr. Edwards is also interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Specifically, she investigates motivational patterns and processes in authentic classrooms. She has used her research to help educators identify ways to boost motivation and promote academic success among college students.
Dr. Edwards has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences and published her work in Instructional Science, Journal of Learning Sciences, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, and British Journal of Educational Psychology.