Dr. Ruby Vega

Associate Professor, Psychology

Email
Phone
(413) 662-5469
Office
Center for Science & Innovation 325C

Education

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2014

B.A., University of Arizona, 2004

Courses Taught

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 208: Applied Developmental Psychology

PSYC 290: Psychology Research and Statistics I

PSYC 291: Psychology Research and Statistics II

PSYC 310: Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 380: Educational Psychology

PSYC 397: Educational Research Seminar

PSYC 410: History of Psychology

PSYC 499: Academic Motivation Advanced Seminar

 

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of student cognition and emotion. My work focuses on the development of students' ability to engage in metacognition and regulate their own learning and the teacher's role in supporting this development.

Publications

McCaslin, M., Sotardi, V., & Vega, R.I. (2015). Self-regulation and self-monitoring in classroom management. In E.T. Emmer & E.J Sabornie (Eds.), Handbook of classroom management: Research, practice, and contemporary issues, 2nd ed. (pp.322-341). Taylor and Francis Group Publishers.

Wood, M. B., Olson, A. M., Freiberg, E. F., & Vega, R. I.  (2013). Fractions as subtraction: An activity-oriented perspective from elementary children.  School Science and Mathematics, 113 (8), 390-399.

McCaslin, M. & Vega, R.I. (2013). Peer co-regulation of learning, emotion, and coping strategies in small-group learning. In S. Phillipson, K.Y.L. Ku, & S.N., Phillipson (Eds.), Constructing educational achievement: A sociocultural perspective. (pp.118-135). London, UK /New York, NY: Routledge.

Conference Presentations

Vega, R.I. (2015, April). The Role of Coping in Small Group Socially Shared Regulation of Learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL.

Vega, R. I., Anderson, E. E., Ballard, L., Calderon, C. N., & Labistre, A. M., McCaslin, M. (2012, April). Behavioral indicators of learning and emotion regulation in small groups: Instrument development and diagnostic information. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Vega, R. I. & McCaslin, M. (2011, December). Peer co-regulation of learning, emotion, and coping strategies in small-group learning. Symposium conducted at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.

Ongoing Projects

Davis Educational Foundation – Enriching Advising Culture for Integrative Learning. 2018 - present