Associate Professor, Department Chair, Psychology
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2014
B.A., University of Arizona, 2004
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 499: Academic Motivation Advanced Seminar
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.
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.
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.
Davis Educational Foundation – Enriching Advising Culture for Integrative Learning. 2018 - present