Learning and Development Program

The Learning and Development (L&D) program is a graduate level program that trains students to conduct cutting-edge research applied to a broad range of learning contexts throughout the human lifespan (e.g. schools, museums, and the home). Students in the L&D program can pursue a master's (M.S.) or doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Educational Psychology while working closely with one of our faculty members. Faculty research interests span a diverse range of topics, such as the roles of cognition, motivation, social interaction, and culture in human learning and development.

Graduates of the M.S. program go on to pursue a Ph.D. (at UWM or another institution, in Educational Psychology or a related field) or find jobs in education and/or research settings in the private or public sectors. Many graduates of the Ph.D. program pursue careers at research institutes and universities.

Informational Meetings

If you would like to learn more about our Learning and Development area and meet with a program representative for the M.S. or Ph.D. program, please come to our monthly information meeting. The Fall 2014 meetings will be held on the following Fridays: October 24, November 21, and December 12 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. The meetings will be held in Enderis Hall room 788, located at 2400 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211. The meetings will be informal, and reservation is not required. However, it will be helpful if you contact Dr. Jacqueline Nguyen (nguyen39@uwm.edu) to let her know that you plan to attend.

Access the following links to learn more about our program:

Susie Lamborn

Associate Professor
Area Chair

Educational Psychology



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Fernando Orozco
Fernando Orozco
A Powerful Voice in Education

"Starting in the spring of 2009, Fernando Orozco assisted Educational Psychology Assistant Professor Shannon Chavez-Korell with research on health issues affecting Latinos and mental health issues affecting Native Americans. Now a UWM alumni, during his time here he was a McNair Scholar, an opportunity that offers research stipends and mentoring to prepare students students from under-represented backgrounds for graduate school."