Chris Hulleman

Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy
Education & Training
PhD, Social and Personality Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, Social and Personality Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, General Studies, Central College (Iowa)

I conduct research on educational interventions grounded in theories of social and personality psychology, motivation, and human development. Recently, my work has focused on examining the extent to which helping students find relevance in their coursework for their lives increases learning and interest. I partner with practitioners and other researchers to develop interventions that boost motivation, learning, and achievement in school and sports. Examples of this include a national researcher-practitioner network, a national network of researchers focused on learning mindsets, and a national researcher-practitioner network focused on the transition to college. For more information on my motivation research, see the Motivate Lab website. I also conduct research on methods of evaluating the extent to which educational interventions were implemented as designed (i.e., intervention fidelity). My research on fidelity includes preschool science classrooms (e.g., ECHOSRISE), the contribution of the Responsive Classroom Approach to children’s social and academic growth, and interventions designed to increase value for students in STEM and other subject areas.