Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology
B.A., Central China Normal UniversityM.Ed., University of VirginiaPh.D., University of Virginia
Dr. Dengting Boyanton is an assistant professor of educational psychology in the Curriculum & Instruction Department of the College of Education at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Dr. Boyanton received a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Virginia. Her research interests lie in classroom teaching and learning, student-teacher relationships, engagement and motivation. Through her dissertation research, she developed a new theory of learning: the Mutual Value Theory. Dr. Boyanton has given national and international presentations and workshops on Mutual Value Theory.
A member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Psychological Association (APA), she has been mentored by many nationally renowned education scholars including Dr. Richard Mayer, Dr. Margaret Eisenhart, Dr. Cynthia Dillard and Dr. Jeremy Price.
Dr. Boyanton is also very experienced in directing programs. She directed three programs, UVA Culturefest, UVA-in-Shanghai Chinese Language Program and UVA Summer Chinese Language Program, while at the University of Virginia. Dr. Boyanton also independently founded and directed three other programs including the Chinese Traditional Dance Team, Chinese Corner, and the Conference of Elementary-Secondary Teaching & Learning (CESTL).
She has earned many awards in her academic career including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division C (Learning & Instruction) New Faculty Mentoring Fellowship, the Curry School of Education Fellowship, the A.L. Bennett Endowed Scholarship, the Virginia Governor’s Education Fellowship, the Dupont Education Fellowship and the LIU Teaching & Learning Initiative (TLI) Instructional Innovation award, and also was nominated for the AERA Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Early Career Award.
Dr. Boyanton is currently working on her first book, “Towards a Mutual Value Theory: Teachers and Students as Learners,” which will be published by Peter Lang Publication in New York.
Classroom Teaching and Learning, Student-teacher Relationships, Engagement, Motivation
- Author, “Discovering powerful interpersonal communication in the college classroom,” submitted to the Journal of Educational Psychology
- Author, “Teachers and students as learners: Toward a mutual value theory” (accepted for publication)
- Author, “Behaviorism and its effect upon learning in the schools,” published in “Educational Psychology Review” (2010)
- Author, “How do you know they are learning? Introducing the CES classroom learning instrument,” published in The International Journal of Learning (2009)
- Co-author, “Conversing about ‘self-creation,’ ‘the third space,’ and ‘harmony/control’: A review of ‘The Call from the Stranger on a Journey Home’ by Hongyu Wang,” published in Transnational Curriculum Inquiry (2008)
- Author, “Creating powerful interpersonal communication (PIC) in the college classroom” (unpublished dissertation)
- Co-author, “Icons, symbols and literacy: The comparison between Chinese language and American sign language,” published on the University of Virginia Web site
- Author, “Listen to learn, learn to listen: Introducing the PCVL active listening instrument,” paper presented as a virtual presentation at the 17th International Conference on Learning (2010)
- Panelist, “Migration as an opportunity vs. a threat. Looking for solutions,” panel discussion presented at the 13th International Metropolis Conference Mobility, Integration and Development in a Globalized World (2008)
- Author, “How do you know they are learning? Introducing the CES classroom learning instrument,” paper presented as a virtual presentation at the15th International Conference on Learning (2008)
- Author, “Finding your soul-mate—Introducing a new community building activity,” workshop presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (2008)
- Author, “Why don’t they talk: Uncovering the cultural communication barriers in the American college classroom,” poster presented at the Annual Conference of British Psychological Society (2008)
- Author, “Presence, active listening, higher-order thinking, and communication flow—Redefining cognitive engagement in classroom learning,” paper presented at the 14th Annual Conferences of Bi-national Conference (2007)
- Author, “Developing interpersonal bonding relationships in the college classroom,” poster presented at the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences (2007)
- Author, “Creating interactive and authentic activities for students to practice oral Chinese in a meaningful way,” presented in the Department of International Chinese Studies, East China Normal University (2006)
- Author, “Using student-oriented conferences to teach educational psychology,” poster presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (2010)
- Author, “Forced communication? Emergent communication: Uncovering the misconceptions on leading discussions,” poster presented at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (2009)
- Author, “Creating powerful classroom learning—The discovery of Mutual Value Theory,” poster presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (2008)
- Author, “Discovery of powerful interpersonal communication in the college classroom,” poster presented at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (2007)