Jeff Vomund

Jeff Vomund

Jeff Vomund

Graduate Research Assistant

Students' Perception of Classroom Empathy; Student Perceptions in general; Motivation

    I am currently a second year Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology. My research interests are primarily in student motivation. Specifically, I research perceived empathy in classroom settings. I also research which teacher behaviors or classroom attributes increase student perceptions of empathy, and I have explored the impact of student perceptions in general on their achievement behaviors.

     Before becoming a full-time Ph.D. student this year, I was a full-time teacher for students who had special learning needs. For the last five years, I was the lead teacher in a self-contained classroom for middle school students in Washington, D. C. whose primary disability classification was having an intellectual disability. 

     Prior to my time as a full-time teacher in Washington, D. C., I worked with schools and congregations in St. Louis, Missouri for many years, as an administrator, pastor, and public speaker. In addition to my professional interests, I love all types of exercise and sports (especially basketball, tennis, and triathlons), as well as all kinds of cooking and baking. At the end of the day, I love to read, especially well-written  fiction from authors who offer perspectives different from my own.

Selected Publications

Accepted chapter proposal, “Student Perceptions of Teachers: What can students can teach teachers about teaching?” in the Teaching Learning for Effective Instruction volume of the series Theory to Practice: Educational Psychology for Teachers and Teaching, to be published by Division 15 of the APA. Second author, Dr. Angela Miller, first author.

 

Education

George Mason University – Ph.D., Educational Psychology

(anticipated grad., Spring 2024)

Fairfax, VA – 2018 - present

 

American University - Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy)

Washington, D.C. – 2014 – 2016

 

Fellow in Special Education – KIPP DC

Washington, D.C. – 2015 – 2016

 

Capital Teaching Resident – KIPP DC

Washington, D.C. – 2013 – 2014

 

Kenrick- Glennon Seminary   -     Master of Divinity, Graduates with Honors

St. Louis, MO – 1992 – 1997 -     Master of Arts, Fundamental Theology,     

 

Washington University in St. Louis - Bachelor of Arts Majoring in English Literature,

St. Louis, MO — 1987 – 1991           Cum Laude

Recent Presentations

Vomund, J. (2020, February). Using Attribution Theory with Students with Emotional and Intellectual Disabilities. Invited presentation for KIPP DC: The Learning Center. Washington, D.C.

 

Vomund, J. (2020, January). Scaffolding Math Classwork for Students with Emotional and Intellectual Disabilities. Invited presentation for KIPP DC: The Learning Center. Washington, D.C.

 

Vomund, J. (2019, December). Using Expectancy-Value Theory for Students with Emotional and Intellectual Disabilities. Invited presentation for KIPP DC: The Learning Center. Washington, D.C.

 

Vomund, J. (2019, July). Characteristics of Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Invited presentation for KIPP DC: The Learning Center. Washington, D.C.

 

Vomund, J. (2019, March). Autonomy, Relatedness, and Competence in Daily Teacher Practice. Invited presentation for KIPP DC: The Learning Center. Washington, D.C.