Jonathan Hilpert, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean of Research and Sponsored Projects
Dr. Jonathan C. Hilpert is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Learning Analytics in the department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education (EPHE) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). He is the current director of the Office of Learning Analytics (OLA) housed in the College of Education. His research interests include student motivation, engagement, and interactive learning; complex, dynamic, and emergent properties of educational systems; and knowledge construction of complex scientific phenomena. His research on student learning has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as several internally funded research awards. His research findings have been disseminated in national and international education and psychological journals (including Educational Psychologist; Psychological Inquiry, Motivation and Emotion, Educational Psychology, Journal of Engineering Education, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering) as well as presented at national and internal conferences (including American Psychological Association; American Education Research Association; European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction; American Society for Engineering Education; and various symposiums organized by the National Science Foundation).
Dr. Hilpert has expertise in a range of research methods, with a particular focus on the collection and analysis of time-intensive and relational-intensive data for enhancing learning and instruction through the use of analytics. He also has expertise in a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques including structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, longitudinal growth curve modeling, measurement and assessment of latent constructs, thematic analysis, network analysis, and time series analysis. Dr. Hilpert provides leadership at the national level, having served as APA Division 15 treasurer, AERA Division C Section 1e engineering and computer science section chair, as well as president of the Scholarly Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE). Dr. Hilpert was hired at UNLV in the Fall of 2019 after holding positions at Georgia Southern University and Purdue University – Fort Wayne. He earned tenure and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2015. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in topics such as learning theories and applications; research methods; statistics and assessment; thinking and problem solving; interactive learning; and motivation and self-regulation.
Dr. Hilpert's research focuses on enhancing learning and instruction through the use of data analytics and complex systems approaches. His research interests include student motivation, engagement, and interactive learning; complex, dynamic, and emergent properties of educational systems; and knowledge construction of complex scientific phenomena.