Thayer, school psych PhD student, awarded Burris Fellowship

Jordan Thayer

Jordan Thayer, a fifth-year doctoral student in the school psychology program in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been awarded the Russell W. Burris Memorial Fellowship in Educational Psychology. 

Thayer received the award for his outstanding academic merit. He has been the lead or co-author on seven peer-reviewed publications. In addition, Thayer has served as the president of the School Psychology Association and as a student representative with the Minnesota School Psychologists Association. He was also elected President of Division 16 (School Psychology) in the American Psychological Association (APA), a three year commitment in which he is still serving.

In his dissertation, Thayer is using latent profile analysis to examine unique profiles of teachers based on social-cognitive constructs (e.g., self-efficacy) and objective behaviors (e.g., instructional practices).

The Russell W. Burris Memorial Fellowship was established in memory of Russell Burris, professor emeritus of educational psychology. Dr. Burris studied what and how we learn, in particular “expertness,” focusing on areas that included trial advocacy, clinical medicine, and art history.

Visit the University of Minnesota Foundation’s website to support students, like Jordan Thayer, by donating to the Russell W. Burris Memorial Fellowship in Educational Psychology.