History

As part of our mission to advance motivation research in education, we were able to plan a landmark session at AERA 2017 that brought together a panel of motivation theorists including Edward Deci, Jacquelynne Eccles, Chris Hulleman, Dale Schunk, Tim Urdan, and Bernie Weiner. Alison Koenka facilitated the conversation, and Sandra Graham offered remarks as a moderator. The session, “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants,” was a resounding success with standing room only available in the room.


Founders (1968)
Initiator: Even Keislar
Bernie Weiner
John Nicholls
Russell Ames
Marty Maehr
Marty Covington


Invited SIG Keynote Speakers

  • 2018: Jamaal S. Matthews, Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ronnel King, Ellen Usher (Moderated by Akane Zusho)
  • 2018: Panel of Early Career Scholars (Canning, Fong, Gray, Lauermann)
  • 2017: Judith Harackiewicz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • 2016: Cynthia Hudley, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • 2015: Sandra Graham, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2014: Jacquelynne S. Eccles, University of Michigan, USA
  • 2013: Bernie Weiner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2012: Reinhard Pekrun, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • 2011: Ruth Butler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem
  • 2010: Julianne C. Turner, Notre Dame, USA
  • 2009: Allan Wigfield, University of Maryland, USA
  • 2008: Susan Nolen, University of Washington, USA
  • 2007: Judith Meece, University of North Carolina, USA
  • 2006: Richard Ryan, University of Rochester, USA
  • 2005: Carol Ames, Marty Covington, Marty Maehr, Bernie Weiner

Former SIG Officers

April 2018-April 2020
Chair:
Erika Patall, University of Southern California, USA
Program Chair: Jennifer Schmidt, Michigan State University, USA
Treasurer: Carlton Fong, Texas State University, USA
Graduate Co-Chairs*:  Peter McPartlan, University of California, Irvine; Patrick Beymer, Michigan State University; Arianna White, Old Dominion University
Early Career Co-Chairs*: Emily Rosenzweig, University of Georgia; Alison Koenka, Virginia Commonwealth University; Martin Daumiller, University of Augsburg
Web master: Megan Krou

April 2016-April 2018
Chair:
Ellen Usher, University of Kentucky, USA
Program Chair: Hadley Solomon, University of New Hampshire, USA
Treasurer: Marcus Johnson, University of Cincinnati, USA
Graduate Co-Chairs*:  Emily Rosenzweig (senior), University of Maryland, USA; Carly Champagne (junior), Temple University, USA
Web committee: Calah Ford (chair), Mikah Pritchard (webmaster), Abbey Love, John Eric Novosel-Lingat, Laura Page, University of Kentucky, USA

April 2014-April 2016
Chair: Tim Urdan, Santa Clara University, USA
Program Chair: Sarah Kiefer, University of South Florida, USA
Treasurer:  AnneMarie Conley, University of California Irvine, USA
Graduate Co-Chairs*: Michael Barger, Duke University, USA; Sarah Pennington, University of South Florida, USA; Emily Rosenzweig, University  of Maryland, USA

April 2012-April 2014
Chair:  Helen Watt, Monash, Australia
Program Chair: Jessica Summers, University of Arizona, USA
Treasurer: Toni Kempler Rogat, Rutgers University, USA
Graduate Co-Chairs*: Megan Sanders, Ohio State University, USA; Michael Barger, Duke University, USA; Kara Makara, University of Michigan, USA; Fani Lauermann, University of Michigan, USA; Megan Sanders, Ohio State University, USA

April 2010-April 2012
Chair: Mike Middleton, University of New Hampshire, USA
Program Chair: Helen Watt, Monash University, Australia
Treasurer:  Michelle Riconscente, University of Southern California, USA
Graduate Co-Chairs*: Kara Makara, University of Michigan, USA; Fani Lauermann, University of Michigan, USA

April 2008-April 2010
Chair: Johnmarshall Reeve, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Program Chair: Mike Middleton, University of New Hampshire, USA
Treasurer: Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, University of Toledo, USA

April 2006-April 2008
Chair: Lynley Anderman, Ohio State University, USA
Program Chair: Avi Kaplan, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Treasurer: Jessica Summers, University of Arizona, USA

April 2004-April 2006
Chair: Tamera Murdock, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Program Chair: Lynley Anderman, University of Kentucky, USA

April 2000-April 2002
Chair: Eric Anderman, University of Kentucky, USA
Program Chair: Tamera Murdock, University of Missouri Kansas City, USA

April 1998-April 2000
Chair: Julie Turner, Notre Dame University, USA
Program Chair: Eric Anderman, University of Kentucky, USA

April 1994-April 1996
Chair: Paul Pintrich, University of Michigan, USA
Program Chair: Teresa Garcia University of Texas-Austin

April 1992-April 1994
Chair: Allan Wigfield, Univeristy of Maryland, USA
Program Chair: Paul Pintrich, University of Michigan, USA

April 1988-April 1990
Chair: Dale Schunk, University of North Carolina, USA

April 1986-April 1988
Program Chair: Dale Schunk, University of North Carolina, USA

*Graduate and ECR Co-Chairs are self-governing and elected by graduate members