Mary Alice Varga, Ph.D.
Phone: 678-839-6092 | Fax: 678-839-6097
Office: Education Annex 143
Dr. Mary Alice Varga is an Assistant Professor of Educational Research in the Department of Educational Technology and Foundations in the College of Education. She teaches graduate-level courses on research methodology and school and classroom assessment. Her primary research focuses on student grief and bereavement in higher education. Mary Alice is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and an Advisor representative for Mendeley, a world-wide reference manager and academic social network.
- BS, Biology, Shenandoah University, 2005
- M.Ed., College Student Personnel, Western Carolina University, 2008
- Graduate Certificate, Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2012
- Graduate Certificate, Qualitative Research Methods in Education, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2012
- Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Research, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2013
- EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) [ View Syllabus ]
- EDRS-6342 (School and Classroom Assess) [ View Syllabus ]
- Paulus, T., Phipps, G., Harrison, J., & Varga, M. A. (2012). Re-envisioning instructional technology research in higher education environments: A content analysis of a grant program. Journal of Computing in Higher Education 24(3), 164-181. doi: 10.1007/s1 [ View Publication ]
- Woodside, M., McClam, T., Diambra, J., & Varga, M. A. (2012). The meaning of time for human service professionals. Human Service Education, 32(1), 4-20. [ View Publication ]
- Varga, M. A. & Paulus, T. P. (in press). Grieving online: Newcomers' constructions of grief in an online support group. Death Studies.