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Kasia Gallo

Kasia Gallo

Instructor & Advisor
Email: Kasia Gallo
Telephone: (662) 325-3426


Education

  • B. Arch, 1997, Louisiana State University
  • MLA, 2000, Louisiana State University
  • M.S., 2015, Mississippi State University, Educational Psychology
  • PhD student, Mississippi State University, Educational Psychology with Cognitive Science minor

Research Interests

  • Fostering creativity and problem solving
  • Writing as a cognitive process and as an active learning tool
  • Design cognition

Courses Taught

  • Writing in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Principles of Educational Psychology
  • Applied Learning Theory
  • Personality Adjustment In Educational Settings
  • Psychology of Individual Difference and Exceptional Ability

Selected Publications

  • Cannady, R. E., & Gallo, K. Z. (2014). Write Now! Using reflective writing beyond the humanities and social sciences . Journal of Further and Higher Education, 1–19. doi:10.1080/0309877x.2014.938266

Selected Presentations

  • Gallo, K. & Brown, A. (2015, November). I belong, Therefore I create?: Investigating Creative Self-Perceptions Among Male and Female University Students in Mostly-Male and Mostly-Female Departments. Mid-South Educational Research Association. Refereed. Lafayette, LA. Oral presentation.
  • Gallo, K. (2014, March). Incubate; Don’t Fixate: Background, Current Research, and Design Education Implications of Insight Problem Solving. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Refereed. Baltimore, Maryland. Oral presentation.
  • Gallo, K., Seymour, D., Weed, C. (2013, November) Common Core State Standards: an Examination of the Psychological Foundations and Historical Influences. Mid-South Educational Research Association. Refereed. Poster presentation.
  • Gallo, K. (2012, March). “I Am Thinking Brand New Thoughts”: Students’ Impressions of Active Learning in a Lecture-Based Urban Planning Course . Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Refereed. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. Oral presentation.
  • Gallo, K. (2011, March). The Brain Drain Club: Modeling Literacy and Encouraging Student Reflective Writing . Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Refereed. Los Angeles, California. Poster presentation.

Personal Interests

  • Photography
  • Travel
  • Fine and performing arts