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.

Name View Bio/CV Primary Area of Research Focus Areas

Barbieri, Christina

University of Delaware

Grant #: R305B130012

Mentor: Nancy Jordan

Applied Education Research Cognition and Student Learning

Bengochea, Alain

The Ohio State University

Grant #: R305B120008

Mentor: Laura Justice

Applied Education Research Early Childhood Education; English Language Learners; Language Development; Literacy

Bishop, Crystal

University of Florida

Grant #: R324B120002

Mentor: James Algina

Applied Special Education Research Early Childhood Education; Research Design/Methods; Students with Disabilities

Braithwaite, David

Carnegie Mellon University

Grant #: R305B100001

Mentor: Robert Siegler

View Applied Education Research Cognition and Student Learning; Mathematics/Numeracy; Middle School/Junior High School

Dore, Rebecca

University of Delaware

Grant #: R305B130012

Mentor: Roberta Golinkoff

View Applied Education Research Cognition and Student Learning; Early Childhood Education; Elementary School; Reading

Dorie, Vincent

New York University

Grant #: R305B120017

Mentor: Jennifer Hill

Research Methodology/Statistics Bayesian Nonparametrics, Casual Inference, Sensitivity Analyses

Duncan, Robert

University of California, Irvine

Grant #: R305B120013

Mentor: Greg Duncan

Applied Education Research Early Childhood Education; Mathematics/Numeracy; Research Design/Methods; Social and Behavioral Development

Eiland, Michael

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Grant #: R305B130007

Mentor: Mitchell Nathan

Applied Education Research Early Childhood Education; Elementary School; Mathematics/Numeracy

Fonger, Nicole

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Grant #: R305B130007

Mentor: Amy Ellis, Eric Knuth

View Applied Education Research Cognition and Student Learning; Education Technology; Mathematics/Numeracy

Foster, Matthew

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Grant #: R324B110007

Mentor: Jason L. Anthony

Applied Education Research Assessment Development/Validation; Cognition and Student Learning; Mathematics/Numeracy; Students with Disabilities

Fyfe, Emily

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Grant #: R305B130007

Mentor: Mitchell Nathan

View Applied Education Research Cognition and Student Learning; Early Childhood Education; Mathematics/Numeracy

Goble, Priscilla

University of Virginia

Grant #: R305B130013

Mentor: Robert Pianta

Applied Education Research Cognition and Student Learning; Early Childhood Education; Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

Gutiérrez, José

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Grant #: R305B130007

Mentor: Amy Ellis

Applied Education Research Cognition and Student Learning; Mathematics/Numeracy; Minority/Underserved Student Populations; Research Design/Methods

Hanselman, Paul

Univeristy of California, Irvine

Grant #: R305B120013

Mentor: Greg Duncan

Applied Education Research Education Systems, Policy, and Leadership; Middle School/Junior High School; Research Design/Methods

January, Stacy-Ann

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Grant #: R324B110001

Mentor: Kristin Duppong Hurley, Alexandra Trout

Applied Special Education Research Families; Social and Behavioral Development; Students with Disabilities

Liu, Ran

Carnegie Mellon University

Grant #: R305B110003

Mentor: Kenneth Koedinger

Applied Education Research Assessment Development/Validation; Cognition and Student Learning; Education Technology; Minority/Underserved Populations Achievement

Michelmore, Katherine

University of Michigan

Grant #: R305B110001

Mentor: Susan Dynarski, Brian Jacob

Research Methodology/Statistics Education Policy, Finance, and Reform; Postsecondary Education; Data Analytics; Longitudinal Studies, Quasi-Experimental Studies

Miller, Emily

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Grant #: R305B100017

Mentor: Sarah Lubienski

Applied Education Research Mathematics/Numeracy; Postsecondary Education

Mokrova, Irina

University North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Grant #: R305B100028

Mentor: Margaret Burchinal

Applied Education Research Early Childhood Education; Elementary School; Minority/Underserved Populations Achievement; Research Design/Methods

Penner, Emily

Stanford University

Grant #: R305B130017

Mentor: Susanna Loeb, Thomas Dee

Applied Education Research Education Leadership (e.g., Principals); Education Systems, Policy, and Leadership; Minority/Underserved Populations Achievement; Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

Petre, Melinda

University of California, Irvine

Grant #: R305B120013

Mentor: Greg Duncan

View Applied Education Research Postsecondary Education

Polignano, Joy

University of Florida

Grant #: R324B120002

Mentor: Patricia Snyder, Maureen Conroy

Applied Special Education Research Assessment Development/Validation; Early Childhood Education; Mathematics/Numeracy; Social and Behavioral Development

Resnick, Ilyse

University of Delaware

Grant #: R305B130012

Mentor: Nancy Jordan, Roberta Golinkoff, Henry May

Applied Education Research Cognition and Student Learning; Mathematics/Numeracy; Research Design/Methods; Science

Rochmes, Jane

Stanford University

Grant #: R305B130017

Mentor: Susanna Loeb, Sean Reardon

Applied Education Research Education Systems, Policy, and Leadership; Minority/Underserved Populations Achievement; Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

Rosinger, Kelly

University of Virginia

Grant #: R305B130013

Mentor: Benjamin Castleman

Applied Education Research Postsecondary Education

Sandilos, Lia

University of Virginia

Grant #: R305B130013

Mentor: Sara Rimm-Kaufman

Applied Education Research Early Childhood Education; Elementary School; Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

Schachter, Rachel

The Ohio State University

Grant #: R305B120008

Mentor: Shayne Piasta

Applied Education Research Adult Education/Adult Learners; Early Childhood Education; Literacy; Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

Schnitz, Alana

University of Kansas

Grant #: R324A120004

Mentor: Charlie Greenwood

Applied Special Education Research Early Childhood Education; Families; Social and Behavioral Development; Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

Smith, Anna

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Grant #: R305B110008

Mentor: William Cope

Applied Education Research Education Technology; Literacy; Reading; Writing

Tsai, Shu-Fei

University of Kansas

Grant #: R324B120004

Mentor: Charlie Greenwood, Judy Carta

View Applied Special Education Research Early Childhood Education; Social and Behavioral Development; Students with Disabilities; Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)

VanHoudnos, Nathan

Northwestern University

Grant #: R305B100027

Mentor: Larry Hedges

Research Methodology/Statistics Meta-analysis of Incorrectly Analyzed Studies, Statistical Disclosure Control, Effect Size Estimation, Bayesian Statistics

Waite, Anisah

University of Virginia

Grant #: R305B130013

Mentor: James Wyckoff

Applied Education Research Education Systems, Policy, and Leadership; Research Design/Methods; Teacher Quality (Education, Preparation, etc.)