Jason Wornoff, M.S.

Graduate Student Member

Jason Wornoff is a Ph.D. student in NC State’s Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with a focus in Educational Psychology. His research aims to understand the influence of students’ social encounters on academic motivation, and physiological bio-markers of wellness. His analytical skills and research interest have been refined through several appointments, serving the United States Department of Defense (DoDEA), and the United States Army – North Carolina National Guard. As a federal servant, his unwavering efforts to deliver students effective instructional interventions have been recognized by receipt of the prestigious Department of Defense Judith Gilliam Award. His research dissemination efforts include a conference presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), as well as his role as a co-author on multiple book chapters. Lending his research efforts to active scholarship, Jason’s interest in bridging theory to practice meet reality as a member of the SMART Collaborative—serving the unique needs of local school districts, facilitating college readiness workshops on NC State’s campus, and helping to disseminate research findings to teachers. Jason received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Science (Magna Cum Laude) from The Ohio State University, and his M.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Counselor Education (Educational Psychology Concentration) from NC State. In his free time, Jason enjoys writing and recording music, and discovering new sounds with his band, The Quarry.