|Name:||Dr. Zsuzsanna Szabo|
Director of Graduate Education Programs
|Office Location:||Dyson 388E|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2994|
|Degrees Held:||Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Master of Education in Counseling and Educational Psychology
SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
BS in Psychology - Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
BS in Civil Engineering - Technical Institute Cluj, Romania
|Bio:||I am an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Education Programs in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. I teach educational psychology courses and advise graduate students in the teacher education graduate programs.
I was born in Romania (East Europe), my nationality is Hungarian and grew up bilingual (Hungarian and Romanian).
In school I learned French.
I held a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After working as a Civil Engineer for 9 years at a Rail Road Maintenance company in my home country Romania, I returned to school to complete a B.S. in Psychology. In 2000 I obtained a Masters in Counseling and Educational Psychology from SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
From the freezer of Buffalo I moved to the oven of Tucson, AZ to complete in 2004 my doctoral in Educational Psychology.
I taught a range of Educational Psychology courses as Assistant Professor at the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
I enjoyed between December 2008- August 2010 working as Student Learning and Assessment Specialist at RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) in Troy, NY. At RPI I designed and laid the basis for the implementation of an institute wide assessment system that will help RPI be one of the forefront institutions that has a Student Learning Outcomes assessment system.
Marley, S.C., Szabo, Z., Levin, J.R. & Glenberg, A.M. (2011). Investigation of an activity
based text-processing strategy in mixed-age child dyads. Journal of Experimental Education, 79, 340360.
Szabo, Z., & Schwartz, J. (2011). Learning methods for teacher education: The use of online discussions to improve critical thinking. Technology, Pedagogy, and Education. 20(1), 79-94.
Schwartz, J., & Szabo, Z. (2011). Targeted instruction for preservice teachers: Developing higher order thinking skills with online discussions. International Journal of Education and Psychology in the Community, 1(1), 32-51.
Marley, S.C. & Szabo, Z. (2010). Improving Children's Listening Comprehension with a Manipulation Strategy. Journal of Educational Research. 103(4), 227-238.
|Research Interests:||My research interests include human cognition and learning, classroom assessment, integrating technology in instruction, and gender issues in education.|
|Conferences & Workshops:||
Plopper, G., & Szabo, Z. (2011, June). Successful teaching: When research expert faculty understand assessment and accountability. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of
American Association of University Professors. Washington, DC.
Yager, S., & Szabo, Z. (2011, May). Using an e-Book to Teach Technology: Effects on Student Performance. Paper presented at the ACM SIGMIS CPR 2011 Annual Conference, San
Szabo, Z. & Marian, M. (2011, April). Cognitive Intervention for Stress in Adolescents: Does it
Help their Self-Esteem? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Szabo, Z., & Mahoney, J. (2011, March). The syllabus in assessment and accountability: A window on student learning outcomes. Paper presented at the American Society for
Engineering Education Conference. Albany, NY.
Szabo, Z. (2010, October). Lessons learned from blended courses: Tips for new cyber-instructors. Paper presented at the E-LEARN 2010 - World Conference on E-Learning in
Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, Orlando, FL.
|Affiliations:||American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
Association of American University Women (AAUW)
|Miscellaneous:||I have a little Jack Russell Terrier named Taylor.
I like traveling and am interested in learning more about digital photography, and plan to learn Spanish.