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Maeghan Hennessey

Maeghan Hennessey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Maeghan Hennessey

Educational Psychology
Learning Sciences

Phone: (405) 325-0624

CV for Maeghan Hennessey (PDF)

Research Interests:

  • Epistemic Cognition
  • Assessment Validation
  • Quantitative Methodology

Dr. Maeghan N. Hennessey is an associate professor of Learning Sciences in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. She took over as department chair in Educational Psychology in July 2020.

Her research interests include teacher and student epistemic practices, components of effective teaching and transition education, argumentation and persuasion, educational measurement and evaluation, and the use of high-stakes assessments and related educational policy. She currently is the Co-Principal Investigator and primary methodologist on a four-year, $2.1 million dollar grant funded by the Institute of Education Sciences' National Center for Special Education Research, with a purpose of designing assessments to identify the skills and behaviors students with mild and moderate disabilities need in order to have successful employment and educational outcomes after high school.