Belle Booker-Zorigan, PHD

Program Lead - Education Specialist (EdS)

Belle Booker-Zorigan, PHD 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