In my research I seek to understand how social context and technologies differentially and dynamically interact with the social psychological and developmental processes underlying teaching and learning. READ MORE


Aboujaoude, E. Gega, L., Saltarelli, A. J. (2021). The retention challenge in remote therapy and learning: an assessment through the lens of online psychology and COVID-19. World Psychiatry.

Aboujaoude, E. Gega, L., Saltarelli, A. J. (2020). From MOOCs to MOOIs: Attrition as Law in Online Learning and Online Therapy. EDUCAUSE Review Online.

Kizilcec, R. F., Saltarelli, A. J., Bonfert-Taylor, P., Goudzwaard, M., Hamonic, E., & Sharrock, R. (2020). Welcome to the Course: Early Social Cues Influence Women’s Persistence in Computer Science. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Honolulu, HI, USA.

Kizilcec, R. F. & Saltarelli, A. J. (2019). Can a diversity statement increase diversity in MOOCs? In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S). Chicago, IL, USA.

Kizilcec, R. F. & Saltarelli, A. J. (2019). Psychologically Inclusive Design: Cues impact women’s participation in STEM education. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Glasgow, Scotland.

Riedel-Kruse, I. H., Blikstein, P., Saltarelli, A.J., Diaz, M., Brauneis, A., Bumbacher, & E., Hossain, Z. (2017). Design Guidelines and Empirical Case Study for Scaling Authentic Inquiry-based Science Learning via Open Online Courses and Interactive Biology Cloud Labs. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Education. Online First 31 July 2017.

Kizilcec, R. F., Saltarelli, A. J., Reich, J., & Cohen, G. L. (2017). Closing Global Achievement Gaps in MOOCs: Brief Interventions Address Social Identity Threat. Science, 355(6322), 251-252.

Glass, C. R., Shiokawa-Baklan, M, & Saltarelli, A. J. (2016). Who takes MOOCs? New Directions for Institutional Research, (167), 41-55

Saltarelli, A. J., Collier, A., & Glass, C. R. (2015). MOOC professors’ agency in the face of disruption. EDUCAUSE Review Online.

Saltarelli, A. J. & Roseth, C. J. (2014). Effects of Belongingness and Synchronicity on Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Constructive Controversy. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(4), 946-960.

Qin, D. B., Saltarelli, A., Rana, M., Bates, L, Lee, J.A., & Johnson, D. (2015). “My culture helps me make good decisions”: Cultural appropriation and adaptation of Sudanese refugee youth. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30(2), 213-243.

Saltarelli, A. J., Roseth, C. J., & Saltarelli, W. A. (2014). Effects of Multimedia and Virtual Simulations on Learning Transfer in Anatomy Instruction. Anatomical Sciences Education, 7(5), 331-339.

Roseth, C. J., Saltarelli, A. J., & Glass, C. R. (2011). Effects of face-to-face and computer-mediated constructive controversy on social interdependence, motivation, and achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103(4), 804-820.

Rana, M., Johnson, D.J., Bates, L., Qin, D., Saltarelli, A., &. Luster, T (2011). Parental choice and involvement in the education of Sudanese unaccompanied minors. In Diana Slaughter-Defoe, Howard Stevenson, Edith Arrington, and Deborah J.Johnson (Eds.) Black Educational Choice in a Climate of School Reform: Consequences for K-12 Student Learning and Development (pp.141-154). Westport, CT: Praegar Press.

Rana, M, Qin, D., Bates, L., Luster, T., & Saltarelli, A.J. (2011). Factors related to educational resilience among Sudanese unaccompanied minors. Teachers College Record, 113(9).

Luster, T., Saltarelli, A.J., Rana, M., Qin, D., Bates, L., Burdick, K., & Baird, D. (2009). The Experiences of Sudanese Unaccompanied Minors in Foster Care. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(3), 386-395.

Camarena, P., Saltarelli, A.J., & Lung, J. (2006). Expanding the role of required out-of-class experiences in FYE: Lessons from personal development and student development projects. Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 18(1), 61-84.

Cooperation and Computer-mediated Communication

Cooperative learning capitalizes on the relational processes by which peers promote learning, yet it remains unclear whether these processes operate similarly in face-to-face and online settings. READ MORE

Multimedia, Simulations, and Learning Transfer

An important empirical questions is whether multimedia and virtual Simulations can enhance learning transfer, especially in the STEM disciplines. READ MORE

Resilience – Lost Boys of Sudan

I have worked on a multidisciplinary team examining the lived experience of a group of unaccompanied refugee youth popularly called the Lost Boys of Sudan.  You can find more information on what we’ve been doing with Lost Boys project. READ MORE

Various Research Presentations

Beyond that, you can find a collection of other research presentations I’ve presented at various conferences or produced for coursework. READ MORE

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