Skip to Main Content


Annette R. Ponnock, PhD

Associate Research Scientist



Dr. Ponnock studies motivation and well-being with a focus on minority populations. She received her PhD from Temple University in Educational Psychology and her MA from the University of Santa Monica in Psychology. Her current work at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence focuses on educator well-being as well as measurement development in emotional intelligence.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Temple University
  • MA
    University of Santa Monica

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Distinguished Research in Teacher EducationAssociation of Teacher Educators2020
Postdoctoral Conference Support AwardUniversity of Maryland2018
Datanauts Selected MemberNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)2016
Summer School on Motivation and Emotion Selected ApplicantInternational Conference on Motivation and Emotions2014

Professional Service

American Psychological Association Division 15Serve as co-chair of the Division 15 Graduate Student Seminar committee, responsible for organizing the annual seminar for graduate students involving paired one-on-one mentorship, workshops and panels on professional development topics, and networking opportunities.2022 - Present
American Psychological Association Division 15Served as program chair for Division 15 of the American Psychological Association annual convention in Minneapolis, MN.2021 - 2022
American Educational Research Association - Motivation Special Interest GroupServed as co-chair of the Early Career Researchers committee of the Motivation SIG. Organized events related to professional development for early career researchers.2020 - 2022
American Psychological Association Division 15Selected as a member of the Policy Committee of Division 15, responsible for soliciting, editing, and publishing policy briefs relevant to educational psychology, as well as organizing events for researchers on how to make their research more relevant and accessible to policy makers.2020 - Present

Departments & Organizations