Melissa Patterson-Hazley, Ph.D.

Hazley_Patterson_Melissa003Division of Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations – Instructor

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2016 PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • 2006 Masters, Higher Education Administration, UMKC
  • 2004 Bachelors, American Studies; Minor, Political Science, UMKC

Research Interests

Motivation and self-regulation, STEM education in underrepresented student contexts, and education program evaluation and action research

Publications, Presentations & Grants

9/2016 – Present

Co-PI; Funded

Evaluating Quality Early Education in High Poverty Areas



PI; Funded

Understanding the Parental School Choice Process in the

Kansas City Metropolitan Area


Hazley, M. P., Shell, D. F., Soh, L. K., Miller, L. D., Chiriacescu, V., & Ingraham, E. (2014). Changes in student goal orientation across the semester in undergraduate computer science courses. In Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2014 IEEE (pp. 1-7). IEEE.


Jairam, D., Kiewra, K. A., Rogers-Kasson, S., Patterson-Hazley, M., & Marxhausen, K. (2014). SOAR versus SQ3R: a test of two study systems.Instructional Science42(3), 409-420.


Patterson-Hazley, M. (November, 2015). Successful Female Students in Undergraduate Computer Science: Motivation, Self-Regulation and Qualitative Characteristics. Poster Session. Southwest Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education.