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