IES Postdoctoral Fellows

The Institute established the Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences and the Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Special Education (Postdoctoral Training) to increase the supply of scientists who are prepared to conduct rigorous and relevant research addressing issues that are important to education leaders and practitioners and to advance knowledge and theory in education and special education. The specific intent of these programs is to prepare researchers to be able to conduct the type of research that the Institute funds including the preparation of competitive proposals that address relevant education and special education topics and meet the methodological requirements specified for the Institute's research grant competitions.

The current IES Postdoctoral Fellows are featured below, along with their recent CV, primary area of research, and research focus.

IES encourages its postdoctoral fellows to use this page to network with other fellows and meeting participants. Other meeting participants can also use this page to network with the fellows and discuss potential future career opportunities or directions.

NameView Bio/CVPrimary Area of ResearchFocus Areas

Anderson, Daniel

University of Oregon

Grant #: R305B110012

Mentor: Edward J. Kame'enui

View Research Methodology/StatisticsData Visualization, Educational Measurement, Statistical Programming, Value-Added Models

Ansari, Arya

University of Virginia

Grant #: R305B140026

Mentor: Robert Pianta

Applied Education ResearchEarly Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Families

Barbieri, Christina

University of Delaware

Grant #: R305B130012

Mentor: Nancy Jordan

View Applied Education ResearchCognition and Student Learning, Mathematics/Numeracy, Middle School/Junior High School, Minority/Underserved Populations Achievement

Begolli, Kreshnik

Temple University

Grant #: R305B150014

Mentor: Julie Booth

View Applied Education ResearchCognition and Student Learning, Elementary School, Mathematics/Numeracy, Social and Behavioral Development

Bishop, Crystal

University of Florida, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies

Grant #: R324B120002

Mentor: James Algina & Maureen Conroy

Applied Special Education ResearchEarly Childhood Education

Bustamante, Andres

Temple University

Grant #: R305B150014

Mentor: Annemarie Hindman and Katherine Hirsh-Pasek

Applied Education ResearchEarly Childhood Education, Families, Language Development, Science

Cannon, Sarah

University of Michigan

Grant #: R305B110001

Mentor: Susan Dynarski

Applied Education ResearchEducation Systems, Policy, and Leadership, Mathematics/Numeracy, Secondary/High School, Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

Dore, Rebecca

University of Delaware

Grant #: R305B130012

Mentor: Roberta Golinkoff

View Applied Education ResearchCognition and Student Learning, Early Childhood Education, Reading

Duncan, Robert

University of California, Irvine

Grant #: R305B120013

Mentor: Greg Duncan

View Applied Education ResearchEarly Childhood Education, Research Design/Methods

Fellers, Lauren

New York University

Grant #: R305B120017

Mentor: Jennifer Hill

Research Methodology/StatisticsBART Methods, Causal Inference, Generalizability

Feuerstahler, Leah

University of California, Berkeley

Grant #: R305B110017

Mentor: Mark Wilson

PsychometricsBayesian Statistics, Item Response Theory, Model Identification

Fonger, Nicole

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Grant #: R305B130007

Mentor: Eric Knuth

View Applied Education ResearchCognition and Student Learning, Education Technology, Mathematics/Numeracy, Research Design/Methods

Foster, Matthew

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Grant #: R324B110007

Mentor: Jason L. Anthony

Applied Education ResearchAssessment Development/Validation, Mathematics/Numeracy, Minority/Underserved Populations Achievement, Research Design/Methods

Gutierrez, Jose

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Grant #: R305B130007

Mentor: Mitch Nathan

Applied Education ResearchMathematics/Numeracy

Hallinen, Nicole

Temple University

Grant #: R305B150014

Mentor: Julie Booth & Nora Newcombe

View Applied Education ResearchCognition and Student Learning, Education Technology, Mathematics/Numeracy, Science

Holmes, Shannon

University of Missouri, Columbia

Grant #: R305B150029

Mentor: Wendy Reinke

Applied Education ResearchElementary School, Families, Research Design/Methods, Social and Behavioral Development

Jean, Marshall

Northwestern University, Institute for Policy Research

Grant #: R305B100028

Mentor: Larry Hedges

Applied Education ResearchEducation Systems, Policy, and Leadership, Research Design/Methods, Social and Behavioral Development

Latham, Scott

Stanford University

Grant #: R305B130017

Mentor: Sean Reardon

View Applied Education ResearchEarly Childhood Education, Education Systems, Policy, and Leadership

McMillan, Brianna

Temple University

Grant #: R305B150014

Mentor: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Applied Education ResearchEarly Childhood Education, Families, Language Development

Petre, Melinda

University of California, Irvine

Grant #: R305B120013

Mentor: Greg Duncan

View Applied Education ResearchPostsecondary Education

Rochmes, Jane

Stanford University

Grant #: R305B130017

Mentor: Susanna Loeb

View Applied Education ResearchEducation Systems, Policy, and Leadership, Minority/Underserved Populations Achievement, Teacher Quality

Rosinger, Kelly

University of Virginia

Grant #: R305B130013

Mentor: Benjamin Castleman

View Applied Education ResearchPostsecondary Education

Sandilos, Lia

University of Virginia

Grant #: R305B130013

Mentor: Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman

Applied Education ResearchEarly Childhood Education, Elementary School, Minority/Underserved Populations Achievement, Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

Schnitz, Alana

University of Kansas, Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Grant #: R324B120004

Mentor: Charles Greenwood

View Applied Special Education ResearchEarly Childhood Education, Families, Social and Behavioral Development, Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

Sinclair, James

University of Missouri

Grant #: R305B150029

Mentor: Wendy Reinke

Applied Education ResearchAssessment Development/Validation, Secondary/High School, Social and Behavioral Development, Students with Disabilities