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Carlton J. Fong Ph.D.


Carlton J. Fong, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University’s College of Education and studies the motivational, self-regulatory, instructional, sociocultural, and contextual factors associated with college student learning and development. As an educational psychologist by training, Carlton seeks to understand the psychological mechanisms undergirding college students’ academic growth and how learning contexts can support such development. He is also an expert in meta-analysis and serves as an editor of Campbell Systematic Reviews in addition to an editorial board member of various journals such as Educational Psychology Review, Learning and Instruction, and Journal of College Reading and Learning. Carlton is also the chair of the Motivation in Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association. His research on college student learning has been published in top journals such as Journal of Educational Psychology, Review of Educational Research, Educational Research Review, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. In 2021, Carlton was recognized as an Association for Psychological Science Rising Star.