Colleen M. Dragovich

Doctoral Student in Educational Psychology

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

Teaching Fellow for the Department of Graduate Studies


Kent State University

Educational Psychology Laboratory

1100 E. Summit Street


Educational Experience

2014 - present

Doctoral Student in Educational Psychology

Kent State University


M.A. in Applied Linguistics

The University of Massachusetts Boston


B.A. in Psychology

Kent State University


Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Kent State University

Professional Experience

July 2015 - present

Teaching Fellow, Graduate Studies Department

Kent State University

August 2014 - present

Research Assistant, Educational Psychology Laboratory

Kent State University

August 2013 - present

Adjunct Faculty, Department of English - ESL Center

Kent State University

April 2009 - October 2009

Director of Programs and Implementation

Format Ecole in Sousse, Tunisia

October 2008 - April 2009

EFL Teacher

AMIDEAST in Tunis, Tunisia (American Mid-East Training Company, Inc.)

May 2008 - June 2008

Trainee Instructor

Technische Universität Dresden in Dresden, Germany

May 2008 - June 2008

English Instructor and Course Development Assistant

Gymnasium Klotzsche in Dresden, Germany

Presentations & Publications

Dragovich C., Dalton, E., Balci, S., Todaro, R., & Morris, B. J. (2015) Are badges or goals more relevant to online learning? Presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Northern Rocky Mountains Educational Research Association. Boise, ID. October 1-2, 2015.


“Effective Teaching Strategies in Higher Education” Presentation; Presented at the Fall 2015 Graduate Student Orientation. Kent State University. August 26, 2015.


Dragovich, C. M., Todaro, R. D., Dalton, E., Balci, S., & Morris, B. J. (2015) Do badges really motivate? Comparing achievement badges and goals. Presented at the 12th Annual Educational Research Exchange. Cleveland State University. Cleveland, OH. April 3, 2015.


Balci, S., Dragovich, C. M., Todaro, R. D., Dalton, E., & Morris, B. J. (2015) Badges vs. goals: What really predicts learning? Presented at the 30th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Kent State University. Kent, OH. April 3, 2015.


“Tenacity: A Characteristic of Any Leader” Speech; Presented at the Fall 2014 Induction Ceremony of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Kent State University. December 5, 2014.