Jason Morphew

Assistant Professor
Mailing Addresses
Office: ARMS ARMS 1305


Lincoln, NE USA


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Educational Psychology, Wichita State University
B.S., Natural Science Education, University of Nebraska

Research Interests

Dr. Morphew's research is multidisciplinary, spanning engineering education, discipline-based education, cognitive psychology, and technology. He has contributed to research in a number of areas important to learning in science, engineering, and math disciplines including embodied cognition, metacognition, self-regulated learning, augmented-reality enhanced learning environments, and computer-adaptive assessment.

Selected Publications

Lindgren, R, Morphew, J.W., Kang, J., & Junokas, M.J. (2019). An embodied cyberlearning platform for gestural interaction with cross-cutting science concepts. Mind, Brain, and Education, 13, 53-61.

Morphew, J.W., Mestre, J.P., Chang, H-H., Kang, H-A., & Fabry, G. (2018). Using computer adaptive testing to assess physics proficiency and improve exam performance in an introductory physics course. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 14, 020110. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.020110

Nip, T., Gunter, E. L., Herman, G., Morphew, J. W., & West, M. (2018). Using a computer-based testing facility to improve student learning in a programming languages and compilers course. In Proceedings of the ACM Special Interests Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’18). Baltimore, MD. DOI: 10.1145/3159450.3159500.

Junokas, M.J., Lindgren, R., Kang, J., & Morphew, J.W. (2018). Enhancing multimodal learning through personalized gesture recognition. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34, 350-357. DOI: 10.1111/jcal.12262

Mestre, J.P., & Morphew, J.W. (2017). New wine in old bottles: “Repurposed” methodologies for studying expertise in physics. In B.H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 67, pp. 1-34). New York: Academic Press.

Morphew, J.W., Mestre, J.P., Ross, B.H., & Strand, N.E. (2015). Do experts and novices direct attention differently in examining physics diagrams? A study of change detection using the flicker technique. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 11(2), 020104. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.11.020104.

Fun Facts

When not working, Dr. Morphew enjoys hiking, kayaking, cooking, and playing with his children.