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Yen Verhoeven

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • University of Rochester
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Yen's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
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motivationSelf-Determination Theorysocially shared regulationonline educationlearning theory


I am completing my Ph.D. at the University of Rochester, with a research interest in online education and learning theory. I'm also curriculum designer and program evaluator that specializes in online and STEM education. With 11 years of teaching experience as a high school biotechnology instructor, and later as a program chair for Fortis College in Landover, Maryland, I've mentored instructors, managed programs, and designed curricula for various subjects such as biotechnology, pharmacy, medical technology, career readiness, and basic computing. Currently, I am the program evaluator for the Rochester Institute of Technology's COMETs program. I also mentor, design websites, and lecture. I love opportunities to work with all kinds of people, of varying abilities and ages!


Co-authors (3)

  • Jonna Malmberg
  • Marika Koivuniemi
  • Hanna Järvenoja
  • Sanna Jarvela
  • Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  • Etienne Wenger-Trayner

Publications (1)

  • Using Self-Determination Theory to build communities of support to aid in the retention of women in engineering

    • Dell E
    • Verhoeven Y
    • Christman J
    • et al.
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University of Rochester