Mary McCaslin, (pka McCaslin Rohrkemper), PhD, Michigan State University (1981), is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Arizona. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Maryland-College Park, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. McCaslin’s scholarship focuses on the role of opportunity, activity and identity in the development and display of student motivational dynamics. Her research has been funded by the Carnegie Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education. She has been named a Spencer Fellow by the Spencer Foundation, and has served on the editorial boards of the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Psychologist, Educational Researcher, Elementary School Journal, and the Journal of Experimental Education.