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.
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.
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
Helped students conduct research that was accepted at the APERA and AERA conferences
Responsible for advising students in the School of Education
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.
UNCF Mellon Fellowship—Optimizing 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
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor