About Me

Anastasia S. Morrone is Interim Dean and Professor of Educational Psychology. As Professor of Educational Psychology, Morrone teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in adolescent development, psychology of teaching, and research methods. Her current research interests focus on technology-rich, active learning environments that promote student motivation and learning.

In addition, she currently has a 10% appointment as Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Office of the Vice President for IT at Indiana University.

Courses Taught

  • EDUC-P 251 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers
  • EDUC-P 254 / EDUC-P 255 Educational Psychology for Teachers
  • EDUC-P 510 Psychology in Teaching
  • EDUC-P 515 Adolescent Development
  • EDUC-P 540 Learning and Cognition
  • EDUC-Y 520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry

Honors & Awards

  • Bicentennial Award, Indiana University, November 2020.
  • P. A. Mack Award, Faculty Academy for Excellence in Teaching, Indiana University, May 2018
  • Indiana University’s President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology, January 2018
  • TechPoint's 16th Annual Mira Awards, nominee, 2015.
  • Women & Hi Tech's Leading Light Awards, Nominee, 2014.
  • Mack Center Fellow, Indiana University, 2010-2011.
  • Trustees Teaching Award, IUPUI, 2003.
  • Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), IUPUI, 2002.
  • Awarded the Benjamin and Dorothy Fruchter Annual Prize for Excellence in Educational Psychology.
  • Research at the Doctoral Level, University of Texas at Austin, 1993.

Grants & Funding

  • 2015-2016. Steelcase Learning Innovation Hub Grant, Steelcase $32,905 awarded for classroom furniture (co-PI).
  • 2010. Courseload Learning Platform: Digital Delivery and Use of Course Materials in Higher Education, SBIR National Science Foundation, $149,916 total awarded (co-PI for the research).
  • 2006-2008. Ruth Lilly Health Education Assessment for the 21st Century, Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Services, $379,699 total awarded (10-20% salary contribution during the grant period).
  • 2004-2006. Information Planning for Health Knowledge Assessment, National Institute of Health (Information Planning Health Knowledge Assessment), $279,000 total awarded (10% salary contribution during the grant period).
  • 2003. Awarded $1,800,000 IUPUI campus funds for the Office for Professional Development, (Project Title: Building the Infrastructure for Course and Program Innovation).
  • 2001. Awarded $10,000 Proffitt Summer Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University, (Project Title: Motivating Experiences in a Mathematics Course for Pre-Service Teachers).
  • 1998. Awarded $1000 grant for Integrating the IUPUI Undergraduate Curriculum (Project Title: Revision of the Secondary Teacher Education Curriculum into an Interdisciplinary Format).

Other Activities

Expertise

  • Adolescent development
  • Educational psychology
  • Educational research methods
  • Theories of learning and motivation

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association (APA), Division 15 (Educational Psychology), 1990-present.
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), 1989-present.
  • AERA Motivation in Education Special Interest Group (SIG), 1989-present.

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