Arianna White-Levatich

Program Evaluation Intern

Arianna White-Levatich is a current Ph.D. student at Old Dominion University in the Educational Psychology and Program Evaluation program. Arianna also holds a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion and a Bachelor of Science from William Smith College. While pursuing her doctoral degree, Arianna has been fortunate to work on two large-scale federal grants (through the Institute of Educational Services and the National Institutes of Health) and one private grant via the Spencer Foundation, all of which focused on supporting students’ motivation and learning experiences. She has presented work at international conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Her work on collaborative research teams and on independent projects has helped her become experienced in designing and conducting both quantitative and qualitative research studies, as well as in analyzing and evaluating data. Arianna’s research interests are focused on student learning and development, with a concentration on how students’ academic emotions, self-regulated learning behaviors, and competence beliefs influence their achievement and goals. Arianna is also active with the American Educational Research Association as a member of the Learning & Instruction Division as well as the Motivation in Education Special Interest Group, for which she serves as the graduate student committee co-chair.