Winnie Mucherah

Professor of Educational Psychology

TC 545   Phone: 765-285-8514  

Department of Educational Psychology
Teachers College (TC), Room 505
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Winnie Mucherah is a professor of developmental psychology. She received both her master’s and doctoral degrees in human development from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include classroom climate and academic achievement, reading motivation and academic achievement in middle school students, self-concept and academic achievement, self-concept and self-esteem among minorities, significance of native languages, and cross-cultural research focusing on adolescents. In addition, she conducts research on teachers’ sense of efficacy and beliefs in immersive learning experiences.

Mucherah has developed a partnership with two Kenyan universities involving student/faculty exchanges and research. Through this partnership, she takes Ball State students to Kenya in the summer for immersive learning. Mucherah also writes grants for a rural primary school in Kenya on various projects like nutrition, barriers to academic success and health and hygiene among preadolescent and adolescent girls.

Mucherah is faculty advisor for the following student organizations: Zeta Phi Beta, Swing Club, and DESK (Delivering Educational Supplies to Kenya).

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