John is a research fellow at the University of Michigan. Three interrelated areas of inquiry characterize John’s scholarship: professional identity development, group functionality and effectiveness, and computer-mediated training. He also examines how possible future-self influences individuals’ learning, academic motivation, and career trajectory. The major population he primarily focuses on is STEM undergraduate/graduate students. He acquired a Bachelor’s of Science in human resources management and a Masters of educational technology from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master’s of program evaluation and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. He has received extensive qualitative and quantitative methodological training in the area of educational technology, educational psychology, and program evaluation. Prior to joining the University of Michigan as a research fellow, he taught an undergraduate class “individual learning skills” as assistant instructor in the University of Texas at Austin for five years.