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

Bustamante, Andres

Temple University

Training Grant #: R305B150014

Mentor: Annemarie Hindman and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

View Applied Education ResearchAssessment Development/Validation, Cognition And Student Learning, Early Childhood Education, Science

Dore, Rebecca

University of Delaware

Training Grant #: R305B130012

Mentor: Roberta Golinkoff

View Applied Education ResearchCognition And Student Learning, Early Childhood Education, Education Technology

Farley, Jennifer

University of Nebraska, Academy for Child and Family Well Being,

Training Grant #: R324B160033

Mentor: Kristin Duppong Hurley and Alex Trout

Applied Special Education ResearchFamilies, Students with Disabilities

Holmes, Shannon

University of Missouri

Training Grant #: R305B150028

Mentor: Wendy Reinke

Applied Education ResearchEducation Technology, Families, Social and Behavioral Development

Jean, Marshall

Northwestern University, Institute for Policy Research

Training Grant #: R305B050014

Mentor: Larry Hedges

View Applied Education ResearchEducation Systems, Policy, and Leadership, Social and Behavioral Development

Latham, Scott

Stanford University

Training Grant #: R305B130017

Mentor: Sean Reardon

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

Levine, Cynthia

Northwestern University

Training Grant #: R305B100027

Mentor: Larry Hedges

Applied Education ResearchFamilies, Middle School/Junior High School, Minority/Underserved Populations Achievement, Social and Behavioral Development

McMillan, Brianna

Temple University

Training Grant #: R305B150014

Mentor: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Applied Education ResearchEarly Childhood Education, Language Development

Morin, Kristi

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Training Grant #: R324B160038

Mentor: Sam Odom, Kara Hume, and Brian Boyd

Applied Special Education ResearchElementary School, Social and Behavioral Development, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Quality (Preparation, Professional Development, etc.)

Savage, Melissa

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Training Grant #: R324B160038

Mentor: Kara Hume

Applied Special Education ResearchStudents with Disabilities

Shi, Ying

Stanford University

Training Grant #: R305B130017

Mentor: Sean Reardon

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

Sinclair, James

University of Missouri

Training Grant #: R305B150028

Mentor: Wendy Reinke

Applied Special Education ResearchMinority/Underserved Populations Achievement, Research Design/Methods, Social and Behavioral Development, Students with Disabilities

Smith, Tyler

University of Missouri

Training Grant #: R305B150028

Mentor: Wendy Reinke

Applied Education ResearchEducation Systems, Policy, and Leadership, Elementary School, Middle School/Junior High School, Social and Behavioral Development