Personal profile


  • Ph.D., Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland
    • Area of specialization: Developmental Science and Educational Psychology
    • Advisor: Dr. Allan Wigfield
  • Certificate in Measurement, Statistics, & Evaluation
    • University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A., Applied Experimental Psychology, University of West Florida
  • B.A., Psychology (Honors), University of West Florida

Research Interests

Gladstone's research aims to provide novel information about the development of achievement motivation and what can impact this development. In her research, she programmatically examines students’ STEM motivation and engagement through three lines of research:

1) How do important socializers (i.e., parents, teachers, peers, role models) impact students’ motivation and engagement in STEM?

2) How do motivation and engagement relate over time to predict students’ STEM achievement?

3) A critical analysis of the construct grit and how it relates to students’ STEM motivation, self-regulation, engagement, and achievement.

To help answer these questions she uses various methods including survey research, qualitative interviews, focus groups, longitudinal designs, field and lab-based experiments, and content analyses.


EPSY 201 - Educational Psychology

EPSY 400 - Psychology of Learning in Education


INVITE: Inclusive and Innovative Intelligent Technologies for Education ($ 19,998,745, 06/01/23 – 05/31/28)
Junior Personnel on National Science Foundation (NSF) Artificial Intelligence Institute Theme 6 (AI-Augmented Learning to Expand Education Opportunities and Improve Outcomes) with Dr. H. Chad Lane (PI and Director) and 20+ other researchers at Illinois, University of Florida, ETS and other institutions.

Álvarez, J. (PI), Gladstone, J. R. (Co-PI), & Cromley, J. (Co-PI). Response to Failure and Success in ECE Circuits Courses: A KEEN/EM Project on Creating Value. The Strategic Instructional Innovations Program (SIIP). 


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