Tenelle Porter

Tenelle Porter

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-8500

Room:TC 505

Department: Department of Educational Psychology


About Tenelle Porter

Tenelle Porter is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Ball State University. Prior to joining Ball State, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and an IES postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Porter earned her doctorate in Developmental and Psychological Sciences at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Porter’s research aims to promote learning for imperfect learners navigating imperfect systems. Her mixed-methods body of work uses qualitative interviewing, experiments, longitudinal structural equation modeling, and large-scale randomized controlled trials, to examine how social environments work together with psychological factors to influence learning, development, and motivation, with particular focus on adolescents. Much of her research explores the concept of intellectual humility, including the ways that educators can help young people deal with confusion, mistakes, and gaps in their knowledge.

Dr. Porter was formerly a scholar in residence at Character Lab and a research associate at Stanford’s Center on Adolescence.

Education

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D.) IN DEVELOPMENTAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Stanford University

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EVIDENCE-BASED SOCIAL INTERVENTION

The University of Oxford

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SPANISH

The University of Kansas

Research and Publications

Sample publications. Visit www.tenelleporter.com for an updated CV with a complete list of publications.

Porter, T., Catalán Molina, D., Cimpian, A., Roberts, S., Frederiks, A., Blackwell, L.S., Trzesniewski, K. (2022). Growth mindset intervention delivered by teachers boosts achievement in early adolescence. Psychological Science. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/09567976211061109

Porter, T., Catalán Molina, D., Lucas, M., Oberle, C., Trzesniewski, K. Classroom environment predicts changes in expressed intellectual humility. (2022). Contemporary Educational Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2022.102081


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Learn & Assessment: 390 3 0930 - 1045 T R NQ, room 141