Educational Psychologist

Annette R. Ponnock, Ph.D.

Educational Psychologist + Research & Statistical Consultant


My Mission.

Hi, I’m Annette Ponnock, Dr. Ponnock, Professor Ponnock, or Mommy to some. I am an educational psychologist, research & statistical consultant, and writing coach. My research focuses on students’ and teachers’ motivation for science education. In particular, I like to study beliefs, how they form, change, and influence (or motivate) our actions. I primarily use quantitative methodology to answer my research questions and I love to help other people answer theirs.

I am also passionate about writing and empowering other academics to write, to express themselves authentically, and to heal any barriers (internal or external) that get in the way of their writing. I myself have overcome many hurdles to productive writing. And, to be honest, I have to be vigilant with myself every day to stay on top of my projects and stick to my writing schedule. Your writing is your currency in academia. Let’s get rich!

I am particularly passionate about supporting women and people of color in completing their graduate studies and pursuing careers in academia. Academia is crowded with the voices of white men. You have a unique voice that needs to be heard! The world needs to hear what you have to say, to know what you know, and to see new knowledge through a perspective that only you can provide. Please, give the world that gift and let me support you in doing so.




Research & Statistical Consulting

I have always had a deep love of learning. I chose a career in research specifically because it allows me to always keep learning.


Speaking Engagements & Workshops 

I am available for speaking engagements and workshops to discuss my own research as well as writing for academia.



My writing coaching consists of bi-weekly coaching calls. We will set long and short-term goals that you will track daily.


Annette’s Research

Annette’s research focuses on teacher and students’ motivation for teaching and learning science.



In the writing retreats, you have the opportunity to take time away from the stressors and distractions of life and focus on your writing.


No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
— Stephen Hawking


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A portion of all revenue will be donated to proyecto itzaes, a non-profit that provides educational resources for children and families in villages in yucatán. their projects focus on computation and technology, teaching and mentorship, environment and science, and biocultural preservation. click the button below to donate directly.