2016 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Peggy Van Meter
Associate Professor of Education and Professor-in-Charge, Educational Psychology program
Dr. Van Meter is an Associate Professor of Education and Professor-in-Charge in the Educational Psychology program at Penn State. She conducts research across a range of STEM disciplines on college students’ learning from multiple verbal and nonverbal representations such as text, diagrams, and equations. In this research, Dr. Van Meter uses cognitive theories of learning to understand how students use these representations and to guide the design of instructional interventions. Dr. Van Meter has been a co-PI on several funded projects examining these issues and has published findings in both Educational Psychology and discipline-area journals. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the journals Contemporary Educational Psychology, Instruction and Learning, and the Journal of Experimental Education.