Dr. Temi Bidjerano joined the Department of Education in the fall of 2007. She has received a Ph.D. and a M.S. degrees in Educational Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a M.A. in Social Psychology with sub-concentrations in Clinical and Organizational Psychology from the Sofia University, Bulgaria. Prior to coming to Furman, she worked as a research associate in outcomes assessment at Excelsior College, Albany, NY and a program evaluator at the Evaluation Consortium, University at Albany, SUNY. Her areas of expertise include educational research and educational measurement and assessment. Dr. Bidjerano has published research in nationally and internationally recognized peer reviewed journals. As an active member of several national and regional associations, she has numerous conference presentations in the areas of child development, learning and instruction. Her current research interests include self-efficacy, self-regulated learning, and online education.