Student Profile

Danielle Hagood

Ph.D. Student: Learning & Mind Science

Portrait of Danielle Hagood

I research noncognitive constructs in K12 settings using computational psychometrics. Drawing on intensive, multi-modal data this research produces learning analytics offering individual-level insights and also, in aggregate, inform teaching and policy. This practice-embedded research foregrounds the needs of teachers and students, with a critical SES perspective.



Scholarly Interests

  • Non-cognitive processes (e.g. motivation, engagement, and self-efficacy) mediating learning outcomes
  • Creating learning analytics from ubiquitous technology data
  • Data mining real-world educational activities
  • Low-income students’ paths to education achievement
  • Practice-embedded research linking scholarship and schooling


Presentations & Papers

Hagood, D & Welsh, M. (2018, April). Who’s ready to collaborate? Assessing self-efficacy for interdisciplinary work. Poster presented at the annual AERA conference, New York, NY.

Hagood, D. (2017, April). Assessing noncognitive domains with learning analytics. Paper presented at the annual AERA conference, San Antonio, TX.

Stewart, M. K., Hagood, D., & Ching, C. C. (2017). Virtual games and real-world communities: Environments that constrain and enable Physical activity in games for health. International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL)7(1), 1-19.

Hagood, D. & Ching, C. C. (2017). From “so cool” to “I’m bored”: Longitudinal trends in activity monitors and gaming. In K.E. Caldwell, S. Seyler, A. Ochsner, & C. Steinkuehler (2017). Games + Learning + Society (GLS) Conference 12.0. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University: ETC Press.

Ching, C. C., Stewart, M. K., Hagood, D. E., & Rashedi, R. N. (2016). Representing and reconciling personal data and experience in a wearable technology gaming project. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies9(4), 342-353.

Hagood, D., Ching, C. C., & Schaefer, S. (2016, April). Integrating physical activity data in videogames with user-centered dashboards. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (pp. 530-531). ACM.

Hagood, D. (2016, April). The education dissertation: A historical exploration. Paper presented at the annual AERA conference, Washington, DC.

Carter Ching, C. & Hagood D. (2016, April). Inside and outside: boundaries of play in a wearable technology game for youth. Symposium session presented at the annual AERA conference, Washington, DC.

Hagood, D., Stewart, M, Ching, C. (2015, July). A tale of two schools: Terrain and resources in virtual games and physical communities. Poster presented at the annual Games+Learning+Society conference, Madison, WI.

Ching, C., Shaefer, S., Stewart, M. & Hagood, D. (2015, July). Game your life: Health, behavior, and personal data gaming. Symposium presented at the annual Games+Learning+Society conference, Madison, WI.

Martin, L., Dixon, C., & Hagood, D. (2014, October). Distributed adaptations in youth making. Paper presented at FabLearn2013 at Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Hagood, D. E., Batchelder, H. M., Dent, K. M., Goymer, P. D., Lee, H. J., & Bainum, C. K. (2012, April). Joke’s on you! Preschool boy’s preference for aggressive humor. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Musvosvi, A. T., Clements, A. B., Hagood, D. E., Ocampo, K. R., Phelps, M. D., Smith, M. R., & Bainum, C. (2011, April). Remembering Michael Jackson: Effect of clicker feedback on memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA. 


PhD in Education, Learning and Mind Sciences — UC Davis (2014– )

GAANN Fellow, Educational Assessment, Psychometrics, and Quantitative Research Methods — UC Davis (2016– )

Affiliate, Data Science Initiative — UC Davis (2016– )

BS in Psychology with Honors, Summa Cum Laude — Pacific Union College

Professional Activities


American Psychological Association, Division 15 — Graduate Student Ambassador

Education Graduate Student Association — Learning and Mind Science Representative

UC Davis SHIP Committee — School of Education Representative

Courses Committee, School of Education, UC Davis — Student Representative

Scholarly Engagement

Workshop Participant — Catalyzing Research in Multimodal Learning Analytics 2016, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Session Chair — AERA Annual Conference, 2016

Reviewer — AERA Annual Conference, 2015 to 2016

Reviewer — APA Division 15, 2015 to 2016

Reviewer — FabLearn at Stanford, 2015 to 2016

Association Memberships

AERA   —  Division C, Learning and Instruction

SoLAR  —  Society for Learning Analytics Research

NCME — National Council on Measurement in Education

BayLearn — Learning Analytics Bay Area Network

APA      —  Division 15, Educational Psychology

PsiChi   —  Psychology Honor Society

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