Academics

Tegan is a doctoral candidate at the University of Memphis. She is studying yoga in Educational Psychology.

Below is her academic CV

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EDUCATION

PhD, The University of Memphis: Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research

Researching yoga instruction, and yoga for adolescents

2015 – 2018 (expected): Memphis, TN

3.97 (current) GPA with Honors & Graduate Teaching Assistantship

 

MS, The University of Memphis: Instructional Curriculum and Leadership

Thesis on yoga in the current school climate

2013 – 2015: Memphis, TN

3.98 GPA with Honors and Graduate Assistantship in Instructional Design and Technology

 

BA, Iowa State University: General education with an emphasis on Health and Human Performance and Dance

2003 – 2007: Ames, IA

Athletic Marketing Intern, Varsity Cheerleading Team, Spirit Squad Chair for Cyclone Alley Development Committee, Scholarship Foundation Choreographer, and National Merit Scholar

 

PUBLICATIONS

Nordstrom, S. N., & Reeves, T. J. (2015, October) Women walking in Memphis. Walking Lab: performing lines and research-criterion. Retrieved from: http://walkinglab.org/portfolio/walking-propositions/

 

PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

Reeves, T. J. (2017, July) Mindfulness Education, Practice, & Practicum. Presentation at the Lausanne Learning Institute Emotional Learning Conference in Brewster, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, October) Embodied literacy: Choreographing and coaching the college mind. Presentation at the eighth annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference in Amherst, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, July) 10 minutes to better mindfulness. Presentation at the Lausanne Learning Institute in partnership with IBM Summer Conference in Memphis, TN, USA.

Reeves, T. J., & Azim, K. B. (2016, May) Learning from convergence: Instruction strategies from a mind-body practice. Presentation at The Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA.

 

PEER REVIEWED POSTER SESSIONS

Ellmo, F., Reeves, T. J., Nobbman, K., Horn, G., & Schauss, E. (2017, November) A Study of Neurotherapy on the Effects of Childhood Trauma. Poster presentation at the annual conference for the Tennessee Counseling Association in Nashville, TN, USA.

Nobbman, K., Horn, G., Ellmo, F., Reeves, T, J., & Schauss, E. (2017, November) Neurofeedback: Its Process, Uses, Benefits and Limitations for Youth with ACEs within a Reciprocal Determinism Framework. Poster presentation at the annual conference for the Tennessee Counseling Association in Nashville, TN, USA.

Rybak T. M, Reeves, T. J., & Jorgensen, R. (2017, October) A Qualitative Comparison of Yoga Instructor Beliefs Between Styles. Poster Session at the annual Symposium for Yoga Research in Stockbridge, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J., Jorgensen, R., Rybak, T. M., Kaufman, J. K. & Dunn, J.  (2017, October) A Qualitative Analysis of Yoga Instructor Beliefs Across Styles within and Educational Psychology Framework. Poster Session at the annual Symposium for Yoga Research in Stockbridge, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, October) The ¾ Platform: Course-Specific and Accessible Contemplative Practice for the College Classroom. Poster session at the eighth annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference in Amherst, MA, USA.

Holden, S. & Reeves, T. J. (2016, October) Mindfulness in Middle School: Connections to Mindset and Attribution. Poster session at the eighth annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference in Amherst, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, September) A Qualitative Comparison of Expression and Performance of Yoga Instruction. Poster Session at the annual Symposium for Yoga Research in Stockbridge, MA, USA.

Reeves, T. J., Mustafa, I., Holden, S. & Mueller, C.E. (2016, August) Motivational implications of gendered differences in relatedness as need fulfillment. Poster session at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention in Denver, CO, USA.

Rybak, T. M., Berlin, K. S., Banks, G. G., Klages, K. L., Ali, J. S., Wood, R., Reeves, T. J., Alemzadar, R., Ferry, R. J., Diaz-Thomas, A. (2016, May) Proposing a factor structure for the Diabetes Acceptance and Action Scale and examining relations with diabetes-related outcomes. Poster session at the annual Association for Contextual Behavioral Science in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

Holden, S. & Reeves, T. J. (2017, March) The role of mindfulness and empathy in compassion: Exploring relations and recommendations for higher education. Poster presentation at the University of Memphis Annual Research Forum in Memphis, TN, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2016, April) 10 Minutes Better: A proposed method for classrooms derived from a systematic review of Mindfulness and Yoga Literature. Poster session at the University of Memphis Intelligent Information Systems Annual Student Research Fair in Memphis, TN, USA.

Reeves, T. J. & Holden, S. (2016, March) 10 minutes better: Yoga and mindfulness professional development for teachers. Poster session at the University of Memphis Annual Research Forum in Memphis, TN, USA.

Holden, S. & Reeves, T. J.  (2016, March) Middle school mindfulness and motivation: Connections with causal attributions. Poster session at the University of Memphis Annual Research Forum in Memphis, TN, USA.

Reeves, T. J., Winsor, D. L., & Murrell, V. (2015, October) A modern method: integrating technology into teaching human development. Presentation at University of Memphis UM3D Instructional Impact: 1st Annual Innovation Showcase hosted by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Memphis, TN, USA.

Reeves, T. J. (2011, September) Movement, History, Rules, and Adjudication. Keynote Presentation at the International Olympic Initiative Meeting, Vienna, Germany.

Reeves, T. J. (2008, February) Rules and Guidelines. Keynote Presentation at the Australian Cheerleading Federation, Sydney, Australia.

Reeves, T. J. (2004, August) Physical training and creativity. Keynote Presentation at the Arkansas Sport Association, Little Rock, AK, USA.

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT

Christian Brothers University, Adjunct Instructor

PSYCH 218 Human Development

PSYCH 105: Intro to General Psychology

BUS 206: Statistics II

The University of Memphis, Graduate and Teaching Assistantship

EDPR 2111 Lifespan Human Development

EDPR 4301 Child Development for the Educator

 

GRADUATE COURSES ASSISTED

The University of Memphis, Teaching Assistant

EDPR 7521: Intro to Education Research

EDPR 7541: Statistics Methods Applied to Education

 

SCHOOL SERVICE

Intelligent Information Systems Student Organization

2016/17 Office Held: Education Ambassador

2015/16 Intelligent Information Systems Student Organization Member

Graduate Student Organization Member

2015/16 Research Forum Committee Member

EDPR Student Organization Leadership

2016/17 EDPR Colloquia Organizer

2015/16 EDPR Colloquia Communications

 

RESEARCH GROUPS

BRAIN CENTER (Building Resilience in Adolescence through Integrative Neuroscience, a Consortium of Education, Neurofeedback Therapy, Epigenetics, and Research)

2017/18 – present: The University of Memphis & University of Tennessee Health Science

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Identify, design, and organize multidisciplinary methodology with human subjects
  • Run clinical interventions with integrative neuroscience devices

Kripalu Center for Excellence, Yoga Research Team

2016/17 – present: Harvard University, Division of Sleep Medicine

  • Run qualitative interviews
  • Perform verbatim transcriptions
  • Align qualitative discourse and analysis

Yoga and Mindfulness Research Team, PI

2015/16 – present: The University of Memphis, Educational Psychology and Research

  • Organize projects and lead trajectory of multimethod inquiry
  • Develop methodology and study design
  • Pursue and support presentation and publication for team members

Mindfulness Resilience and Wellness Research Team, co PI

2015/16 – 2016/17: University of Memphis, Clinical Mental Health

  • Developed Study Design
  • Co-lead meetings and delegation of duties
  • Created Stimulus

The Child Illness Lab

2015/16 – 2016/17: The University of Memphis, Clinical Psychology

  • Performed participant assessment at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Assisted in intervention development
  • Assisted in instrument creation

The Optimal Learning Lab

2014/15 – 2016/17: The University of Memphis, Intelligent Information Systems

  • Assisted in stimulus development
  • Ran participants for cognitive experimental studies
  • Presented research designs
  • Collaborated on research projects with fellow students

Peer Interaction Group

2014/15: The University of Memphis, Psychology Department

  • Participated in field specific discourse and presentation
  • Assisted in data collection

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2015, AERA SIG Presentation Reviewer

JEP Shadow Reviewer 2015

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

2015/16 – present: International Association Yoga Therapists

2016 – present: American Psychological Association

2015/16: American Education Research Association

2016:  The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

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