Jennifer S. Pease, Ph.D., M.Ed. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. Prior to teaching at UVa, she was an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at James Madison University. She holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Curry and a master's degree in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Prior to beginning her doctoral work at Curry, she was a middle and high school teacher for ten years. A teacher education generalist, she currently works with preservice and inservice teachers to promote the development and implementation of high quality instruction across a range of settings. Her teaching and research interests include classroom-based assessments, fostering students' responsibility for their own learning, and exploring the role of non-cognitive skills in students' academic growth.