Program and instructional evaluation, assessment, research methods, problem solving, human reasoning, mathematics education, cognition, cognitive development, motivation and self-regulation, school reform, education of children placed at risk.
B.S. Psychology and Business, SUNY College at Brockport, 1979
M.S., Experimental Psychology, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1982
Ph.D., Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Maryland, 1986
Dr. Van Haneghan began his career as postdoctoral fellow in the mental retardation training program at George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. After his time as a postdoctoral fellow, he moved to the Learning Technology Center at Vanderbilt University for two additional years. After leaving Vanderbilt he taught research methods, statistics, educational psychology, and human development at Northern Illinois University for five years before coming to South Alabama in 1995 to be part of the Instructional Design and Development faculty. He has numerous publications and presentations. He is currently a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Evaluation Association, and the American Psychological Association, and the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation.