Dr. Eric Landrum is a Professor with the Department of Psychology. He received his
Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology with an emphasis in Quantitative Methodology from Southern
Illinois University-Carbondale in 1989. Dr. Landrum's research has centered on
college student success, specifically how to create a teaching and learning environment
that allows students to achieve their academic goals. In addition to extensive publishing
and teaching activities, Dr. Landrum has served as Department Chair, is a member of the
Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board, and has sponsored a variety of student
research projects. In 2012, Dr. Landrum won a national election to serve as president of
the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), which is Division Two of the American
Psychological Association. He will serve as president-elect in 2013 and president in
2014. Dr. Landrum was appointed by the STEM Station as the first Boise State University
STEM Education Research Associate in 2013. This new faculty fellow position provides
consultation and resources for STEM faculty in education research design, assessment and



The Reliability of Student Ratings of Master Teacher Behaviors (with Jeffrey R. Stowell), Teaching of Psychology (2013)

Faculty members (N = 39) from two universities had their lectures recorded. From these videos,...



The Memorability of Introductory Psychology Revisited (with Regan A. R. Gurung), Teaching of Psychology (2013)

Almost 2 million students enroll in introductory psychology each year in the United States, making...



Leading a Multiple Project Mobile Learning Initiative: The Approach at Boise State University (with Susan E. Shadle, Ross A. Perkins, Doug J. Lincoln, and Michael J. Humphrey), EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR), Research Bulletins (2013)

Many colleges and universities have launched wide-ranging, device-specific mobile initiatives or invested substantial resources to...



Development and Description of the Organizational Civility Scale (OCS) (with Cynthia M. Clark and Danh T. Nguyen), Journal of Theory Construction & Testing (2013)

Workplace incivility is a challenging problem for individuals and organizations resulting in employee absenteeism, psychological...



The Ubiquitous Clicker SoTL Applications for Scientist–Educators, Teaching of Psychology (2013)

Over 5 semesters and 10 sections, students in a 300-level research methods course used clickers...




An Easyguide to APA Style (with Beth M. Schwartz and Regan A.R. Gurung), Faculty Authored Books (2012)

Written by experienced psychology instructors who are respected members of the APA's Teaching of Psychology...



Teaching Ethically: Challenges and Opportunities (with Maureen McCarthy), Faculty Authored Books (2012)

Educators work within a fluid academic and social landscape that requires frequent examination and re-examination...



The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success (with Stephen F. Davis), Faculty Authored Books (2010)

Landrum/Davis provides strategies for success that will allow students to achieve their career goals, whatever...



Finding Jobs with a Psychology Bachelor's Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career, Faculty Authored Books (2009)

Psychology is one of the most popular college majors and can lead to a satisfying...


Contributions to Books


Treating Students as Early-Career Professionals: The Ethics of Teaching (with Maureen A. McCarthy), Controversy in the Psychology Classroom: Using Hot Topics to Foster Critical Thinking (2013)

The ethics of teaching (not to be confused with the teaching of ethics) is not...



Selection of Textbooks or Readings for Your Course, Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education (2012)

In the design and implementation of teaching for a college course, it is important to...



Using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Improve Learning Outcomes (with Regan A. R. Gurung), Handbook of College and University Teaching: A Global Perspective (2012)

Using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Improve Learning Outcomes (with Regan A. R. Gurung), Handbook of College and University Teaching: A Global Perspective (2012)

Documenting the Beneficial Effects of Student Engagement: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes, Promoting Student Engagement (2011)

Assessment is a broad topic in higher education, and often used for program review, outcomes...




Knowledge + Skills = A Valuable College Experience, Boise State - Beyond the Blue Faculty Podcasts (2012)

Do today’s bachelor’s degree recipients graduate with the requisite skills and abilities, coupled with their...


Tossing DARTS at Undergraduate Psychology Education: Design, Assessment, Retention, Transfer, and Skills, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland (2012)

During this colloquium I will (gently) challenge attendees to consider the most current research available...