Joni Lakin

Associate Professor

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Office: 4072 Haley Center

Department: Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology

Campus Mail: 4036 Haley Center

Email: send an email

Phone: (334) 844-4930

Academic Areas

Educational Psychology

Educational Research, Measurement, and Assessment


Ph.D in Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, 2010, University of Iowa

B.S in Applied Psychology, 2003, Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

2016 - Present

Associate Professor, Auburn University

2010 - 2016

Assistant Professor, Auburn University

2010 - 2011

AERA-ETS Postdoctoral Fellow, Educational Testing Services

Research Interests

Dr. Lakin has several on-going projects students could be involved with for short- or longterm
research. Three main areas are: 1) studying undergraduate STEM majors and their engagement in their major, especially the retention of underrepresented groups in engineering; 2) program evaluations of K-12 STEM curriculum (some working directly with students; others just with the teachers); 3) communicating with K-12 teachers about assessment processes and understanding test scores to improve their teaching.


  Joni Lakin