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Belle Booker-Zorigan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Area of Expertise:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Measurement and Evaluation


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • M.A.T., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • B.A., Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • B.S., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina


  • Science Teachers’ Efficacy Beliefs, Mastery-Focused Instruction, and Students’ Efficacy Beliefs for Science Learning:  A Multilevel Structural Equation Model

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Human Development and Learning
  • Science Education
  • Student and Teacher Motivation
  • Measurement and Evaluation 

Selected Publications:

  • ​Booker, B. B., Meece, J.M., & Holland, A.L. (2015, April). Teacher and students' motivational beliefs and perceptions of the instructional climate: Two multilevel structural equation models.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association: Chicago, IL.
  • Oakes, W. P., Lane, K. L., Jenkins, A., & Booker, B. B. (2013). Three-tiered models of prevention: Teacher efficacy and burnout. Education and Treatment of Children, 36, 95-126.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • ​Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Concordia University-Portland
  • Manager, Research and Evaluation for Title I Programs, Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina
  • Instructor, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina 
  • 9-12th Grade Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina
  • Analytical Chemist, Vintage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina