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Robert Vanderburg

Lecturer - Education
School of Education and the Arts
LEAP Centre (Learning, Equity, Access and Participation)
Bundaberg
School of Education and Arts - Building 5
About Me

Dr. Robert Vanderburg has a background is in methodological design, statistical analyses, psychological measurement development, and literacy. He has published research using cognitive and writing measures to run a structural equation modeling analysis which demonstrated a significant link between working memory and writing factors. One of his grants was a literacy program entitled The Claflin Saturday Academy. He developed all the measures used in the Saturday Academy Grant. While in the United States, he has received over 3 million dollars in research grants.

General
Background

Dr. Vanderburg started his career teaching in New York.  From there, he taught English on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.  He taught English full time while getting his PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of California at Riverside.  Before working at CQU, he was an Associate Professor at a Historically Black University in South Carolina, Calflin University. 

Universities Studied At

2005 PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of California at Riverside. Dissertation: Working Memory Contributions to Analytical and Creative Writing Samples in High School Students.

2000 Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology with a focus on writing at the University of California at Riverside.

Thesis: High School Student’s Working Memory and Its Relationship to Writing.

1995 Bachelor of Science in English Education, cum laude at the

State University of New York College at Buffalo.

Minor in Creative Leadership and Problem Solving. G.P.A. for minor was 4.0.

Credentials held: Single Subject English and Multiple Subject

Universities Worked At

Associate Professor

Claflin University

Helped students conduct research that was accepted at the APERA and AERA conferences

Responsible for advising students in the School of Education

Courses taught:

Elementary English Methods, Middle Level Teaching Methods, High School English methods, Reading and Writing across the Curriculum, Research Methods, Educational Psychology, Classroom Management, and Philosophy of Education

Instructor & Teacher’s Assistant

University of California, Riverside

Instructor for Educational Psychology

T.A. for an undergraduate Teaching and Learning course at UCR—I was responsible for teaching the lab component of the course.

T.A. for an undergraduate Curriculum and Instruction course at UCR—I was responsible for teaching the lab component of the course.

T.A. for the graduate research and designed course at UCR—I was responsible for teaching the lab component of the course.

Awards

UNCF Mellon FellowshipOptimizing Talent - Closing Education and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide: Higher Education and     Lifelong Learning

Wilson Teaching Excellence Award—for the state of South Carolina

James E. Hunter Award—Internal Award for excellence in teaching at Claflin University

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Education Systems
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Cognitive Sciences

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently unavailable to supervise more research candidates
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