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Office of the Dean
Teachers College (TC), Room 1005
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0625
Winnie Mucherah is a professor of developmental psychology.
She received both her master’s and doctorate degrees in human development from
the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. 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.
Winnie has also 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. Winnie 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.
Winnie is also a faculty advisor for the following student
organizations: Zeta Phi Beta, Swing Club, and DESK (Delivering Educational
Supplies to Kenya).
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