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Alabama Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research

Professor Annie M. Wells, PhD, Founder and Director
Founded and established in 1992


​The Founder and Director of the Center has engaged in research, grantsmanship, publication, and the participation in the development and data collection to develop the norm for two tests (a non-verbal test of intelligence and a quality of life instrument) for National Computer Systems. Both instruments are on the market. The Director's doctoral training is in Experimental Psychology, and her post-doctoral training is in applied psychology (which spans both the scientific and practical aspects of education in the area). She received eight (8) years of federal funding to train students in research which totaled approximately one million dollars over the eight-year period. The last three years were here at Alabama A&M University. Educational and psychological research and grantsmanship can be strong activities in the School; this Center can enhance such effort.

The Alabama Center for Teaching, Learning, and Psychological Research is an affiliate of the International Learning Style Network (ILSN), which comprises 27 centers: National centers of the ILSN are located at St. John's University, New York; George Mason University, Virginia; Ohio State University, Ohio; Aquinas College, Michigan; State University College at Buffalo, New York; Alabama A&M University, Alabama; North Carolina Teacher Academy, North Carolina; Northeastern State University, Oklahoma; St. Joseph's College, New York; Dowling College, New York; the Center for Creative Learning, Florida; Performance Concepts International, Connecticut; Molloy College, New York; Bacone College, Oklahoma; and Tarleton State University, Texas.

 International centers of the ILSN are located in the Philipines, New Zealand, England, Singapore, Bermuda, Australia, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Malaysia. There are several centers that are pending approval based on two years of qualifying activities or requirements.