College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Mike Nelson

Email: mnelson15@uco.edu

Phone: (405) 974-5411

Office: CTL 215

Box: 206

General Information

  • Associate Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Foundations & Research
  • Program Coordinator and Advisor, Master of Education in Secondary Education

Education

  • May, 2003 Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology and Technology, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • May, 1984 Secondary Science Certification, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • Dec., 1982 B. S. Botany, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.

Teaching Experience

  • 2003 - Present Assistant Professor, Professional Teacher Education, University of Central Oklahoma.
  • 2001 - 2003 Technology Integration Specialist for Putnam City High School, OKC, OK.
  • Summer, 2001 Adjunct Instructor for Child and Adolescent Development, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • 2000 - 2001 Adjunct Instructor for Cognition, Motivation, and Classroom Management for Teachers, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • 2000 - 2001 Adjunct Instructor for Quantitative Analysis I and II, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • Summer, 2000 Computer Instructor for a computer camp for Native American middle school students, Oklahoma City Public Schools, OKC, OK/South Central Regional Technology Consortium, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • Summer, 1999 Adjunct Instructor for Instructional Media and Technology, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • Summer, 1998 Adjunct Instructor for Instructional Media and Technology, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • 1997 - 1999 Graduate Teaching Assistant for Instructional Media and Technology, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • Fall, 1997 Graduate Teaching Assistant for Quantitative Analysis I, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • Summer, 1997 Intersession Instructor for Building Web Pages, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • 1995 - 1997 Graduate Teaching Assistant for Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • Fall, 1993 Science teacher for Biology and Biology II at Bethany High School, Bethany, OK.
  • 1990 - 1992 Director of Student Activities at Coleville High School, Coleville, CA.
  • 1987 - 1992 Science teacher for middle school sciences (life and physical) and high school sciences (biology, physical science, life science, chemistry, physics, botany, and geology), Coleville High School, Coleville, CA.
  • 1987 - 1992 Head Volleyball Coach at Coleville High School, Coleville, CA.
  • 1985 - 1987 Teacher for 7th and 8th grade general science, Washington Jr. High School, Bakersfield, CA.
  • 1984 - 1985 Teacher for general science and the bio-medical program at Northeast High School, Oklahoma City, OK.

Publications

Refereed Articles

  • Nelson, R. M. (Accepted). Peer Socialization and Achievement Motivation. Encyclopedia of Adolescence.
  • Williams, R., White, J.J., & Nelson, R. M. (2009). Differences in relatedness across gender and ethnicity in an urban high school. Journal of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, 13, 16 – 23.
  • Murphy, K.L., Brown, K.A. &., Nelson, R. M. (2008). Beginning teachers' perceptions of level of preparedness and effectiveness. Micronesian Educator.
  • Nelson, R. M., & DeBacker, T. K. (2008) Achievement motivation in adolescents: The role of peer climate and best friends. The Journal of Experimental Education, 76(2), 170-189.
  • Duke, B. L., & Nelson, R. M. (2007). Using rubrics as a cognitive tool: Developing metacognition in the process of writing. Oklahoma English Journal, 2(20), 45 – 52.
  • DeBacker, T. K. & Nelson, R. M. (2000).  Motivation to learn science: Differences related to gender, class type, and ability level. The Journal of Educational Research, 93(4), 245 - 254.
  • DeBacker, T. K. & Nelson, R. M. (1999). Variations on an expectancy -value model of motivation in science. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 24, 71-94.

Refereed Research Presentations

  • Nelson, R. M., Duke, B., Williams, R., White, J.J., & Routeman, E. (2010). Applying Cognitive Strategy Instruction: Influences on Graduate Students' Writing Performance and Motivation for Writing. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Nelson, R. M., Williams, R. L., White, J.J., & Kerby, S. (2010). A model for Understanding the role of social-contexts, social networks, and interpersonal relations in adolescents’ success in school. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Pensacola, FL.
  • Nelson, R. M., White, J. J., & Duke, B.L. (2009). Control and autonomous regulation in Latino high school students: Associations with Relatedness. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Williams, R. L., Routman, E., Nelson, R. M., Duke, B. L., & White, J. J. (2008). Classroom climate, school belonging, and motivation: Differences related to gender, ethnicity, and grade level. Poster presented at the annual Oklahoma Research Day Conference, Tulsa, OK.
  • Routman, E., Williams, R. L., Nelson, R. M., Duke, B. L., & White, J. J. (2008). Relatedness, academic regulation, and social regulation: Differences related to gender, ethnicity, and grade level in an urban high school. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Edmond, OK.
  • Nelson, R. M., White, J.J., (2008). Control motivation and perceptions of interpersonal relationships in an urban high school. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation, Chicago, IL.
  • Nelson, R. M., & Duke, B. L. (2006). The influence of cognitive strategy instruction on students' self-efficacy, self-regulation, use of cognitive strategies, and writing performance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Nelson, L. B., & Nelson, R. M. (2006). Embracing technology: A qualitative study of technology using teachers. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Dallas, TX.
  • Nelson, L. B., & Nelson, R. M. (2006). Embracing technology: What we learned from technology-using teachers. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, Shawnee, OK.
  • Duke, B. L., & Nelson, R. M. (2006). Did your give your students a map but forgot the directions? A research-based approach for developing writing strategies and improving performance. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, Shawnee, OK.
  • Nelson, R. M., & Duke, B. L. (2006). The influence of cognitive strategy instruction on students' self-efficacy, self-regulation, use of cognitive strategies, and writing performance. Poster presented at Oklahoma Research Day, Edmond, OK.
  • DeBacker, T. K., Crowson, M., Nelson, R. M., & Duke, B. L. (2005). The Challenge of Measuring Epistemological Beliefs: An Analysis of Three Self-Report Instruments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Nelson, R. M. (2005). Facilitating Classroom Instruction and Student Learning through WebCT. Poster accepted to the annual International WebCT Impact Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Nelson, R. M, & Duke, B. L. (2005). Gender Differences in the Science Classroom: Relationships among Peer Influences and Adolescents' Academic Motivation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Goetzinger, E., & Nelson, R. M. (2004). Using a computer response system to enhance student participation and achievement. Presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children, Norman, OK.
  • Nelson, R. M. (2004). Facilitating Classroom Instruction and Student Learning through WebCT. Presented at the Oklahoma Regional WebCT Conference, Edmond, OK.
  • Nelson, R. M. (2004). Advantages of eInstruction's computer response system. Presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Technology Association, OKC, OK.
  • Duke, B. L., Nelson, R. M., & Scott, S. C. (2004). Helping students use rubrics: A research-based and practical approach for teaching metacognitive strategies. Presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, Ardmore, OK.
  • Nelson, R. M. (2003). Best friends, classmates, and motivation for doing school work: Implications for middle school and high school classrooms. Presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, Norman, OK.
  • Endicott, J. J., Scott, S. C., & Nelson, R. M.. (2003). An analysis of teacher candidate perceptions of how a service learning project can enhance classroom learning. Presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Edmond, OK.
  • Nelson, R. M. (2003). A historical review of the role of motivation in cooperative learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Nelson, R. M., & DeBacker, T. K. (2003). Relationships among achievement-related behaviors of peers, social support provided by peers, and motivation in science class. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • DeBacker, T. K., Nelson, R. M., & Duke, B. (2003). The role of social goals during small group work. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Nelson, R. M (2001). Relationships among social goals, achievement goals, and personal experiences during small group learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Nelson, R. M. (2001). The influence of classroom autonomy and social goals on achievement motivation and participation in knowledge-building communities. Paper accepted at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Denver, CO.
  • Nelson, L. B. & Nelson, R. M. (2000). Connections and elaborations: Scaffolding cognitive structures through multimedia templates. Paper accepted at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Long Beach, CA.
  • Nelson, R. M. & Nelson, L. B. (2000). Technology in the classroom: The effectiveness of summer technology workshops on the computer skills and technology integration of practicing classroom teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Long Beach, CA.
  • Gilbert, G., Wager, W., & Nelson, M. (1999). Facilitating collaboration and shared vision for the use of technology among teacher education programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Houston, TX.
  • Nelson, L. B., & Nelson, R. M. (1999). Cognitive engagement: Using multimedia projects to develop and assess student understanding. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Houston, TX.
  • Nelson, D.I., Aylor, B., & Nelson, R.M. (1999) Development of a questionnaire to examine worker risk perception of noise and use of hearing protective devices. Presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition Toronto, Canada.
  • DeBacker, T. K., & Nelson, R. M. (1998). Motivation in science: Model development and explained variance. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Land, S., R. M. Nelson, & L. B. Nelson (1998). On-Line Resources and Critical Thinking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, St. Louis, MO.
  • Nelson, D. I., Everett, J. W., Nelson, R. M., Knox, R. C., Kolar, R. L., Nairn, R. W., Nanny, M. A., Sabatini, D. A., & Strevett, K. A. (1998). A research experience for undergraduates in environmental science and engineering. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association.
  • Roedel, T. D., & Nelson, R. M. (1997). Variations on an expectancy-value model of motivation in science. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL
  • Roedel, T. D., & Nelson, R. M. (1997). Gender and class type differences on motivation in science. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL
  • Roedel, T. D., & Nelson, R. M. (1996). Interpersonal processes in third grade learning groups. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association