Jane Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education
(805) 565-6171

Office Location

Porter Center #2a


Intrinsic Motivation to Learn, Educational Psychology, Literacy


After obtaining her PhD in Educational Psychology (University of California at Santa Barbara), Dr. Wilson began teaching and supervising student teachers. Much of Dr. Wilson’s practice focuses on developing strategies and situations to enhance student’s intrinsic motivation to learn. Her great desire is to empower and equip Westmont student teacher candidates with the ability to promote intrinsic motivation in their future classrooms. Currently, Dr. Wilson is exploring the impact that gratitude practices have on student’s ability to focus and remain resilient during the teaching-learning process.