Dr. Troyer began her teaching career at Northern Arizona University in 2003. Since then, she has taught a wide range of Psychology, Psychometric, Research, Education, and Counseling courses including Tests and Measurements, Research Methods, Cognition and Learning, Psychology of Consciousness, Learning and Assessment, Educational Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, and Personality. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at multiple state universities. As an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Valdosta State University, she was the Director of the Consciousness Lab, researching the role of consciousness in learning, problem solving, and decision making. Dr. Troyer employed and supervised many paid graduate students and mentored undergraduate research volunteers in a cutting edge lab dedicated to investigating consciousness in learning, problem solving, and decision making.

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Since 2002, Dr. Troyer has provided a challenging and engaging education to thousands of students. Her drive and motivation for encouraging higher cognition is driven by a love of life-long learning and a personal dedication to improve educational experiences for students of diverse needs and backgrounds. Beginning her education at the University of Oregon, Dr. Troyer earned her Bachelors of Arts in Fine & Graphic Arts then continued to Northern Arizona University to earn her Masters of Education in Counseling/Human Relations with a focus in Quantitative Research in Learning. With a strong educational foundation behind her, Dr. Troyer continued at Northern Arizona University to earn her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a focus in Learning and Instruction with an emphasis in Statistics and Quantitative and Qualitative Research.

Research has always been a key focus for Dr. Troyer. She believes that data-based research drives discovery and is a best practice for implementing the most effective methods of instruction and inquiry. Of her achievements, the Troyer Level of Consciousness Inventory (TLOCI) is notable in that it has produced numerous published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has been the subject of many domestic and international conference presentations and workshops. She has over a decade of research in the fields of consciousness, decision making, learning, problem solving, instruction, and assessment continually integrating her research findings into improving the art of presenting material and understanding why people make the decisions they do in problem solving situations. She collaborates with individuals from diverse secular and nonsecular backgrounds all over the world to integrate new research in cognition, learning, decision making, instruction, problem solving, and consciousness into corporate, educational, and legal situations.

Dr. Troyer is proud to be a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences (EJBS-ISSN 2301-2218), an international interdisciplinary journal publishing empirical and review articles. She also is a standing Scientific Board member in three major international industry conferences : The International Conference for Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY), The International Congress of Clinical Counseling Psychology (CPSYC), and The Annual International Conference on Cognitive, Social, and Behavioural Sciences (lcCSBs).

Jules Troyer at ICEEPSY

Jules Troyer at ICCCP

Additionally, Dr. Troyer has worked on many large grant proposals and internal and external program development projects, conducting evaluations and assessments to create and test student objectives. Her passion in statistics and assessment bring a rare enthusiasm to the process of systematic inquiry into best practices in presenting material effectively to diverse sets of people and understanding how they understand and react to that information.

Julie “Jules” Troyer Ph.D. Educational Consultant

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