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Belle Booker-Zorigan, PHD

Associate Professor, School of Education

Belle Booker-Zorigan photo

Area of Expertise:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Development and Learning
  • Student and Teacher Motivation
  • Science Education
  • Measurement and Evaluation


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

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

Selected Publications:

  • Booker, B. B., Meece, J.M., & Holland, A.L. (2015). Teacher and students’ motivational beliefs and perceptions of the instructional climate: Two multilevel structural equation models. American Educational Research Association
  • 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
  • Booker, B.B., & Zorigian, K., (2012). When theory meets practice: Integrating theories of learning and development into a pre-service science teaching course. Association of Science Teacher Educators
  • Booker, B.B. (2010). The history of science instruction in the United States:  Through the lens of educational psychology. Southeastern Association of Educational Studies

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Concordia University- Portland
  • Manager of Research and Evaluation for Title I Programs, Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Instructor and Research Assistant, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill