Dr. Alexandra List

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Dr. List is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research examines how students learn from multiple texts, such as when researching on the Internet. She is particularly interested in students’ higher order text-based processing, including source critique, evaluation, and integration, as well as writing based on multiple texts. Dr. List earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Hongcui (Hannie) Du

Hannie Du is interested in how students develop an understanding of information, presented across multiple texts and how they communicate this understanding through writing.  Currently, Hannie is examining students’ processing and evaluation of evidence presented in texts and their use of text-based evidence in writing. Hannie is also interested in developing interventions that can improve students’ text-based evidence processing and use. 

Gala Campos

Gala Campos studies how people learn from multiple sources of information and their intersection with academic writing. Gala is also interested in multilingual learners and their writing processes. Outside of school, she enjoys playing soccer and volleyball.

Lily Russell

Lily Russell has a passion to increase access and equity in education through improving academic supports. This desire has helped to shape her academic pursuits and research interests. Some of her current research interests include exploring adult learners’ experiences of multiple source learning in an online environment; examining the institutional resources and supports that are available to assist these students in developing these capacities; and developing an understanding of the perspectives of the individual’s responsible for providing those services.

Lily is a graduate assistant with the Penn State World Campus Academic Support Center, where she works as the Math Essentials Program Coordinator. She received her M.Ed. in School Psychology from Penn State in 2021 and her B.A. in Psychology from Cedarville University in 2019. 

Zheng Yao

Zheng Yao’s current research interests are in advertising and media literacy and in studying students’ cognitive defenses against the persuasive effects of advertising. She received her MA in Art & Design Education from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA in Visual Communication Design from Tsinghua University. At Penn State, she is working to integrate her interests in visual imagery, multimedia comprehension, and media critique and educational psychology.


Dr. Hye Yeon Lee

Dr. Hye Yeon Lee is a Post-Doctoral scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). She studies how students learn from multiple sources of information on the Internet.  Currently, her work focuses on examining students’ self-regulation, including information selection and evaluation, within the context of multiple text use. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.