Ambitious young professional looking to apply my education and experience in creative new ways. Recent graduate with excellent research, time management and problem solving skills. Ability to function at a high level in a wide variety of settings.
Excellent research skills
Experienced teacher and tutor
Outstanding computer and typing skill
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, Python, MATLAB
Education and Training
Cognitive ScienceArizona State University － Tempe, AZ, United StatesGraduate Student, Cognitive Science
Advisor: Dr. Danielle McNamara
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyCalifornia State University, Bakersfield － Bakersfield, CA, United States
Minor in Sociology
Magna Cum Laude
Session Chair, 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
Co-Reviewer (with Erica Snow), Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2015.
08/2015 to 12/2015
Teaching AssistantArizona State University － Tempe, AZ
Taught high-level research methods for a section of 25 students for one semester.
Responsibilities include preparing lectures, distributing and grading tests and homework, tracking attendance and overall grades, and grading research papers.
08/2013 to 12/2015
Graduate Research AssistantArizona State University － Tempe, AZ
Dr. Danielle McNamara\'s Science of Learning and Educational Technology lab.
My work focused on development of Intelligent Tutoring Systems and examining the effects of learning games on motivation and strategy acquisition.
I created and carried out my own experiments, analyzed data, wrote scientific papers, and gave research presentations to the Cognitive Science department at Arizona State University.
09/2012 to 06/2013
Substitute TeacherBakersfield City School District － Bakersfield, CA
Substitute teacher for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Responsibilities include taking attendance, developing lesson plans and presenting lessons, maintaining classroom order, and assisting other teachers.
01/2012 to 03/2012
Teaching AssistantCalifornia State University － Bakersfield, CA
Dr. Marianne Abramson\'s Psychology 300B research methods class.
Responsibilities included grading papers and holding office hours for students who needed extra help.
09/2011 to 05/2013
Research AssistantCalifornia State University － Bakersfield, CA
Dr. Marianne Abramson\'s cognitive lab.
Worked on studies that examine response times to commands, and implicit attitudes towards stimuli.
Responsibilities include analysis of experimental data and conducting experimental trials in a controlled setting.
09/2008 to 07/2011
Medical ClerkSan Joaquin Valley Pulmonary Medical Group － Bakersfield, CA
After-hours emergency medical clinic.
Responsibilities include gathering and updating insurance information, preparing medical charts for physicians, triage, taking and recording patient vitals, and scheduling appointments.
Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, active member
Alpha Chi, National College Honor Scholarship Society, active member
Hawk Honors, CSUB honors program
Psychology Club, CSUB, former member
Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology, former member
Russell, D. G., Snow, E. L., Allen, L. K., & McNamara, D.S. (2014, November). Monitoring behavior in a game-based tutoring system. Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Long Beach, California.
Snow, E. L., McNamara, D. S., Jacovina, M. E., Allen L. K., Johnson, A., Perret C. E., Dai, J., Jackson, G. T., Likens A. D., Russell, D. G., & Weston, J. L. (2015, June). Promoting Metacognitive awareness within a game-based intelligent tutoring system. To be presented at the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Madrid, Spain.
Russell, D. G., (2013, June) Examining the Effects of Computer Synthesized Voices on Long-Term Memory. Psi Chi Research Conference, Department of Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA.
Russell, D. G., (2013, January) Computer Synthesized Voices and Long-Term Memory. Department of Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA. Publications
Russell, D. G., (in prep). Working Memory and Learning to Read. The Cognitive Development of Reading and Reading Comprehension. - Dr. Carol Connor
Johnson, A., Jacovina, M. E., Russell, D. G., Soto, C., (in prep). Challenges and Solutions When Using Technologies in the Classroom. Educational Technologies for Reading and Writing. - Dr. Danielle McNamara
Snow, E. L., Varner, L. K., Russell. D. G., & McNamara, D. S. (accepted). The dynamical analysis of log-data within educational games. In Loh and Sheng (Eds.). Serious Games Analytics: Methodologies for Performance Measurement, Assessment, and Improvement.
Snow, E. L., McNamara, D. S., Jacovina, M. E., Allen L. K., Johnson, A., Perret C. E., Dai, J., Jackson, G. T., Likens A. D., Russell, D. G., & Weston, J. L. (in press). Promoting Metacognitive awareness within a game-based intelligent tutoring system. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education.
Snow, E. L., Varner, L. K., Russell, D. G., & McNamara, D. S. (accepted). Who's in Control?: Categorizing Nuanced Patterns of Behaviors within a Game-Based Intelligent Tutoring System. Paper submitted to the 6th International Conference on Educational Data Mining.
Research, Teaching, Data analysis, Data entry, Writing, Computer literate, Microsoft Office, SPSS, Python, MATLAB, Clerical, Computerized charting, Customer service, Project management, People skills, Scheduling, Insurance, Triage, Presentations, Leadership, Organizational skills