Hi, I'm Michaela, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ashland University. Welcome to my page!


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Courses taught: Introduction to Human Development | Development During Childhood | Research Methods

Research interests: Academic motivation | Classroom engagement | Test anxiety | Academic achievement 

Highlighted Work

Achievement trajectories in low-achieving students as a function of perceived classroom goal structures and socioeconomic backgrounds (2023)

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The mediating role of attention in the association between math anxiety and math performance: An eye-tracking study (2022)

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A multidimensional examination of math anxiety and engagement on math achievement (2021)

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Highlighted Course Content

Sections 4.1 & 4.3
Sections 8.1 - 8.3
Sections 12.1 and 12.2
Academic Processes_Quintero
HDFS_EC 3312 Syllabus_ Spring 2022
HDFS 3390_Syllabus_Fall 2022

 Highlighted Awards

Multi-year recipient of the Presidential Graduate Student Fellowship


Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award & Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award


SECC Poster Competition_Goal Structure

Winner of the SECC Poster Competition @ SRCD