Jane Wilson, Ph.D.

Emerita Professor of Education
(805) 565-6171


Intrinsic Motivation to Learn, Literacy, Gratitude


Jane Wilson earned a teaching credential from Seattle Pacific University and taught 2nd-8th grade students. 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.
Professor talking with two students