Rod Roscoe

Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2880
Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2880
Affiliate Faculty Member; Assistant Professor, The Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2880

Biography

Rod Roscoe is an Assistant Professor of Human Systems Engineering in the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and a Diane and Gary Tooker Professor of Effective Education in STEM. He is Affiliate Faculty of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and a member of the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning (ISTL) and the Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming (CHART).

His research investigates how the intersection of learning science, computer science, and user science can inform effective and innovative uses of educational technologies. He is also interested in how cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational learning processes can be scaffolded by educational technology.

From 2007-2009, he was a research associate with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University (Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). From 2009-2011 he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis (Dept. of Psychology). From 2011-2013, he held the position of Assistant Research Professor in the Learning Sciences Institute at ASU.

In 2017, Professor Roscoe earned a Tooker Professorship to study and advance the Human Systems Engineering curriculum, and to explore how this program can improve students' engineering and change how they conceptualize and solve engineering problems.

Education

Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, University of Pittsburgh 2007

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Research Interests

Dr. Roscoe's research investigates how educational technologies, strategy instruction, and peer support can promote effective cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational learning processes. He has co-developed and studied teachable agent environments that scaffold causal reasoning and self-regulation in STEM domains (e.g., Betty's Brain) and tutoring systems that support writing instruction and formative feedback (e.g., Writing Pal). Dr. Roscoe has also explored the use of natural language processing tools (e.g., Coh-Metrix) to assess writing and personalize feedback for learners.

Recent studies have investigated the design of multimedia learning materials, user perceptions of automated feedback, patterns of writing and revising, and consumer decision making related to online information search.

Dr. Roscoe welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to contact him regarding research opportunities in the SLATE Lab. SLATE Lab is associated with both the Polytechnic Campus (primary) and Tempe Campus.

Publications

Example Journal Publications (from 2014 to present):

2018

Roscoe, R. D., Allen, L. K., & McNamara, D. S. (2018). Contrasting writing practice formats in a writing strategy tutoring system. Journal of Educational Computing Research.

2017

Johnson, A. C., Wilson, J., & Roscoe, R. D. (2017). College student perceptions of writing errors, text quality, and author characteristics. Assessing Writing, 34, 72-87.

Roscoe, R. D., Wilson, J., Johnson, A. C., & Mayra, C. R. (2017). Presentation, expectations, and experience: Sources of student perceptions of automated writing evaluation. Computers in Human Behavior, 70, 207-221.

Stewart, C. O., McConnell, J. R., Stallings, L. A., & Roscoe, R. D. (2017). An initial exploration of students’ mindsets, attitudes, and beliefs about public speaking. Communication Research Reports, 34(2), 180-185.

Wilson, J., Roscoe, R. D., & Ahmed, Y. (2017). Automated formative writing assessment using a levels of language framework. Assessing Writing, 34, 16-36.

2016

Roscoe, R. D., Grebitus, C., O’Brian, J., Johnson, A. C., & Kula, I. (2016). Online information search and consumer choice: effects of web search stance. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, 103-118.

2015

McNamara, D. S., Crossley, S. A., Roscoe, R. D., Allen, L. K., & Dai, J. (2015). A hierarchical classification approach to automated essay scoring. Assessing Writing, 23, 35-59.

Roscoe, R. D., Jacovina, M. E., Harry, D., Russell, D., & McNamara, D. S. (2015). Partial verbal redundancy in multimedia presentations for writing strategy instruction. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 669-679.

Roscoe, R. D., Snow, E. L., Allen, L. K., & McNamara, D. S. (2015). Automated detection of essay revising patterns: Applications for intelligent feedback in a writing tutor. Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning, 10(1), 59-79.

2014

Crossley, S. A., Roscoe, R. D., & McNamara, D. S. (2014). What is successful writing? An investigation in the multiple ways writers can write successful essays. Written Communication, 31(2), 184-214.

Proske, A., Roscoe, R. D., & McNamara, D. S. (2014). Game-based practice versus traditional practice in computer-based writing strategy training: Effects on motivation and achievement. Educational Technology Research and Development, 62(5), 481-505.

Roscoe, R. D. (2014). Self-monitoring and knowledge-building in learning by teaching. Instructional Science, 42(3), 327-351.

Roscoe, R. D., Allen, L. K., Weston, J. L., Crossley, S. A., & McNamara, D. S. (2014). The Writing Pal intelligent tutoring system: Usability testing and development. Computers and Composition, 34, 39-59.

Research Activity

Improving Student Performance and Engagement via the Human Side of Engineering: Human Systems Engineering Education
National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Improving Undergraduate Stem Education (IUSE)
PI: Rod D. Roscoe. Co-PI: Micah Lande, Robert Gray, Scotty D. Craig
Period: June 2017 to  May 2020

A Biometric Measurement Suite to Understand the Processes Behind Human Learning and Performance in Complex Settings
US Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
PI: Nancy J. Cooke. Co-PID. Vaughn Becker, Robert Gray, Russell J. Branaghan, Rod D. Roscoe, Scotty D. Craig
Period: April 2017 to May 2018

Exploration of Automated Writing Strategy Instruction for Adolescent Writers Using the Writing Pal
US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
PI: Danielle S. McNamaraCo-PI: Rod D. Roscoe
Period: September 2012 to June 2018 (includes no cost extension period)

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HSE 390Qualitative Research Methods
HSE 426Training and Expertise
HSE 492Honors Directed Study
HSE 493Honors Thesis
HSE 584Internship
HSE 592Research
HSE 599Thesis
HSE 792Research
HSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HSE 499Individualized Instruction
HSE 599Thesis
HSE 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HSE 427Designing for Learning
HSE 428Judgment and Decision Making
HSE 492Honors Directed Study
HSE 493Honors Thesis
HSE 592Research
HSE 599Thesis
HSE 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HSE 390Qualitative Research Methods
HSE 426Training and Expertise
HSE 492Honors Directed Study
HSE 499Individualized Instruction
HSE 584Internship
HSE 592Research
HSE 593Applied Project
HSE 599Thesis
HSE 792Research
HSE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HSE 427Designing for Learning
HSE 428Judgment and Decision Making
HSE 492Honors Directed Study
HSE 493Honors Thesis
HSE 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 560Advances/Theoretical Psych
HSE 592Research
HSE 599Thesis
HSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HSE 390Qualitative Research Methods
HSE 426Training and Expertise
HSE 493Honors Thesis
HSE 499Individualized Instruction
HSE 592Research
HSE 599Thesis
SMC 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 592Research
PSY 599Thesis
SMC 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 439Training and Skill Acquisition
PSY 492Honors Directed Study
PSY 493Honors Thesis
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 560Advances/Theoretical Psych
PSY 592Research
PSY 599Thesis
SMC 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 304Effective Thinking
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 439Training and Skill Acquisition
PSY 592Research
PSY 599Thesis
SMC 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 592Research
SMC 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 560Advances/Theoretical Psych
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 304Effective Thinking
PSY 439Training and Skill Acquisition
PSY 592Research
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 493Honors Thesis
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 590Reading and Conference
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 599Thesis