Dr. Jennifer McGee

Dr. Jennifer McGee joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2012.  She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Research and Evaluation in 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. McGee’s research interests include: assessment, program evaluation, self-efficacy, and S.T.E.M. education. She teaches courses in research methods, applied statistics, and classroom assessment.  She has published in such journals as the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Action in Teacher Education, and the International Journal of Educational Research. Prior to joining Appalachian as a faculty member, Dr. McGee was a high school agriculture teacher.


Ed.D. 2012  Educational Leadership, Research & Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

M.S. 2005 Agriculture Education, University of Florida

B.S. 2003 Agriculture Education, North Carolina State University


Developing and validating a new instrument to measure the self-efficacy of elementary mathematics teachers.


N.C. Teaching License: Agriculture 9-12



Program Evaluation

Quantitative Research Methods


STEM Education


CI 3400: Policies and Practices in Educational Assessment

CI 5040: Teacher as Researcher

EDL 7110: Survey of Research Methodologies in Education

EDL 7165: Quantitative Approaches to Non-experimental Studies

EDL 7150: Inferential Statistics

RES 5080: Data Driven School Leadership

Selected Publications:

Gross, L., McGee, J. R., James, J., & Hodge, C. (published online 2019). Play to Pedagogy: Formative Childhood Experiences and the Development of Preservice Elementary Science Educators.  Journal of Science Teacher Education. doi: 10.1080/1046560X.2019.1616516


Harrison, M, Gross, L., McGee, J. R. (2018). An investigation into the impact of environmental education certification on perceptions of personal teaching efficacy. Journal of Interpretation Research.


McGee, J. R., & Colby, S. (2015). Impact of an Assessment Course on Teacher Candidates’ Assessment Literacy. Action in Teacher Education, 36, 522-532. doi: 10.1080/01626620.2014.977753.


McGee, J. R., & Wang, C. (2014). Validity-Supporting Evidence of the Self-efficacy for Teaching Mathematics Instrument. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32, 390-403. doi: 10.1177/0734282913516280.


McGee, J., Polly, D., & Wang, C. (2013). Guiding Teachers in the use of a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum: Teacher Perceptions and Subsequent Instructional Practices after an Intensive Professional Development Program. School Science and Mathematics, 113, 16-28.

Title: Associate Professor of Educational Research and Evaluation
Department: Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2270

Fax: (828) 262-2686

Office address
412K College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037