2024 Medical Student Research Day

October 16, 2024

Keynote Presentation 1–2 p.m.

Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education

475 Vine Street, 5th floor, Room 5206


Student Research Posters 2–4 p.m.

Biotech Place Atrium

575 N. Patterson Ave.


All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend the keynote and poster session.


Tenelle Porter, PhDWhat Happens When Teachers Model Intellectual Humility?

Examining effects on students' interest, engagement, and achievement

Tenelle Porter, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rowan University


The expression of intellectual humility – publicly admitting confusion, ignorance, and mistakes – can benefit individuals, but can it also benefit others? The results from four experiments and one longitudinal study that collectively tested the effect of teachers’ expressions of intellectual humility on students’ interest, willingness to ask questions, and achievement in school suggest that teachers' intellectual humility can benefit students and increase equity of engagement in classrooms.


Tenelle Porter studies the psychology of intellectual humility, its origins, and its consequences for individuals and groups. Her work has been featured by the BBC, Vox, The Greater Good Science Center, and The Washington Post. She received a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, a PhD from Stanford University, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California, Davis and the University of Pennsylvania.

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