Alphabetical Listing

Alphabetical Listing

Emma Adam

Adam, Emma

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • MA, Public Policy, University of Chicago, 1998
  • PhD, Child Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1998
  • MA, Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Toronto, 1992
  • BS, Psychology, University of Toronto, 1990

Research Interests

Social influences on emotional and physiological stress and sleep quality in children and adolescents and their parents; effects of stress and sleep on emotional and physical health and academic outcomes.

Michelle Albaugh

Albaugh, Michelle

Manager, Organizational and Leadership Coaching Certificate Program

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music, DePaul University, 1994
  • MA, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2007
  • PhD, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2014

Research Interests

Narrative identity, personality change, and mixed method research.

Paul Arntson

Arntson, Paul

Faculty, Civic Engagement Certificate Program

Alumnae of Northwestern University Teaching Professor of Speech Communication Studies


Degrees

  • PhD, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin
Lisa Barbe

Barbe, Lisa

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • MEd, School Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1991
  • BA, English, University of Michigan, 1985
Mark Bauman

Bauman, Mark

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • MA, Spanish Literature, Roosevelt University, 2005
  • BA, Spanish, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996
John Bausch

Bausch, John

Consultant, Strategic Talent Solutions

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MS, Northwestern, 1982
  • BA, Creighton University, 1978
Dorie Blesoff

Blesoff, Dorie

Chief People Officer, Relativity

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MS, Organization Development, Loyola University-Chicago, 1995
  • BA, Political Science, Religion, American University, 1974
Dagny Bloland

Bloland, Dagny

Instructor, Master of Science in Education

English Teacher, Whitney Young Magnet School


Degrees

  • MA, English, Northwestern University
  • PhD, English Education, New York University
  • BS, Education, Northwestern University

Research Interests

English teachers' constructs of teaching English

Terrie Bridgman

Bridgman, Terrie

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program

Literacy Interventionist, T. Bridgman & Associates


Degrees

  • EdD, Reading and Language, National-Louis University, 1994
  • MAT, Elementary Teaching, National College of Education, 1982
  • BA, Political Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1972

Research Interests

Word study, reading comprehension, professional development for teachers

Andrea Bueschel

Bueschel, Andrea

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Assistant Provost for Faculty, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Policy, Stanford University, 2004
  • MA, Sociology, Stanford University, 2001
  • MA, Higher Education Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University, 1995
  • BA, Philosophy, Bates College, 1990

Research Interests

  • Policy links and disjunctures between K-12 and higher education, particularly the high school to college transition; community colleges; doctoral education; organizational learning and educational improvement

Peggy Burke

Burke, Peggy

Associate Vice President, Student Development, DePaul University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • MA, History, DePaul University
  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, Loyola University Chicago
  • BA, Secondary Education, DePaul University
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Burman, Laurel

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • MA, Special Education, San Francisco State University, 1975
  • BS, Elementary and Special Education, Northern Illinois University, 1972
Cecelia Burokas

Burokas, Cecelia

Principal, Working with Groups at Work

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MAT, Language and Literature, Reed College, 1968
  • AB, English, Philosophy, Vassar College, 1967
Susanna Calkins

Calkins, Susanna

Associate Director, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, History, Purdue University, 2001
  • MA, History, Purdue University, 1995
  • BA, History & Political Science, La Salle University, 1993
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2005

Research Interests

Mentoring, conceptions of teaching, student learning, early modern history, world history, learning and teaching in higher education, and the history and philosophy of higher education.

Marcus Campbell

Campbell, Marcus

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • BS, University of Illinois
  • MS, DePaul University
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Developmental Psychology, The University of Michigan, 1981
  • BA, Social Relations, Harvard University, Radcliffe College, 1974

Research Interests

Public policy and child and adolescent development; family functioning; health disparities; consequences of poverty and welfare reform on children and families.

Maureen Cheever

Cheever, Maureen

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MA, Educational Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
  • BA, Elementary Education, minor in Math, Purdue University, 1978
  • PhD, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1986

Research Interests

Teacher and principal evaluation, the changing role of principal, teacher leadership, professional development

Cynthia Coburn

Coburn, Cynthia

Professor, Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Education, Stanford University, 2001
  • MA, Sociology, Stanford University, 1997
  • BA, Philosophy, Oberlin College, 1989

Research Interests

Relationship between instructional policy and teachers' classroom practices in urban schools

Danny M. Cohen

Cohen, Danny M.

Associate Professor of Instruction


Degrees

  • MA, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2005
  • PhD, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2011

Research Interests

Holocaust and human rights education; The design of informal learning environments; Collective memory and marginalized narratives; Pedagogies for educating about violence and atrocity
 

Marvin Cohen

Cohen, Marvin

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • MA, Sequence in Individuals, Families and Groups, University of Chicago, 1979
  • PhD, Political Science, University of California-Berkeley, 1975
  • MA, Political Science, Columnia University, 1970
  • BA, Political Philosophy, University of California-Berkeley, 1969

Research Interests

Civic engagement and democratic practice.

Allan Collins

Collins, Allan

Professor Emeritus, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Michigan, 1970
  • MA, Communication Sciences, University of Michigan, 1961

Research Interests

Technology and education, teaching and learning, scientific inquiry.

Jeannette Colyvas

Colyvas, Jeannette

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences

Associate Professor and Executive Board Member, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Associate Professor (by courtesy), Department of Sociology

Associate Professor (by courtesy), MORS, Kellogg School of Management

Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Policy Research

Director of Undergraduate Programs, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Stanford University, 2007
  • MA, Sociology, MA, East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Research Interests

Organizations and entrepreneurship; institutions and networks; comparing public, private, and non-profit forms of organizing; university-industry interfaces; public and private science.

Cindy Conlon

Conlon, Cindy

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1979
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • BS, Northwestern University, 1972

Research Interests

Supreme Court issues

Solomon Cytrynbaum

Cytrynbaum, Solomon

Professor Emeritus, Education

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Associate Director for Education, The Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies, Psychology Graduate Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Psychology, University of Michigan, 1971
  • MA, Child Development and Family Relations, Cornell University, 1962
  • BA, Arts and Sciences, McGill University, 1959

Research Interests

Group dynamics, organizational assessment and change, family systems, gender and authority in group and organizational life, organizational consultation, evaluation of school reform and school academic/technology systems, research methods, application of group and systems theory and research to school change.

Samir Desai

Desai, Samir

Executive Director of Learning and Organization Development, Northwestern University

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MS, Computer Science, Northwestern University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mesmin Destin

Destin, Mesmin

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology


Degrees

  • PhD, Social Psychology, University of Michigan, 2010
  • BA, Psychology and Sociology, Northwestern University, 2005

Research Interests

Psychological processes underlying associations between socioeconomic circumstances and behaviors/outcomes, such as academic motivation and achievement; effects of financial assets on goals and behavior; small classroom-based interventions to improve school outcomes for low-income and minority youth.

Timothy Dohrer

Dohrer, Timothy

Director, Master of Science in Education Program

Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State University, 1999
  • MA, English, Northwestern University, 1995
  • BA, English and Journalism, Indiana University, 1990

Research Interests

Leadership development, curriculum and instruction, and curriculum integration.

Mindy Douthit

Douthit, Mindy

Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Organizational Theory, University of Chicago , 2000
  • MBA, Management, University of Chicago, 2000
  • BS, Business, Miami University, 1992
Matthew Easterday

Easterday, Matthew

Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
  • MS, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
  • BA, Psychology and Mathematics, Reed College, 1999

Research Interests

Technology for the new civics – producing scientifically supported educational technology to create informed and engaged citizens who can solve the serious policy problems facing society such as poverty, global warming and militarism. Training such citizens requires us to understand how competent citizens analyze policy, communicate issues, and organize to make change. It also requires us to design more effective educational technology that can teach the knowledge, skills and dispositions citizens need.

Shanti Elliott

Elliott, Shanti

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

English Teacher, Francis Parker School


Degrees

  • BA, MA, Comparative Literature, University of California-Berkeley
  • PhD, Comparative Literature, University of California-Berkeley
David Figlio

Figlio, David

Dean, School of Education and Social Policy

Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
  • MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
  • BS, Business Economics and Public Policy, George Washington University, 1991

Research Interests

Accountability policy; economics of education; teacher quality; teacher labor markets; anti-poverty policy; intergenerational transmission of human capital; evaluation design.

Kenneth Forbus

Forbus, Kenneth

Professor, Education

Professor, Computer Science


Degrees

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, specifically qualitative reasoning, spatial reasoning, analogical reasoning and learning, and inference engine design; in cognitive science, understanding how analogy and similarity work; in education, using AI techniques to create educational software and activities; in human-computer interaction, the use of sketching as an interface modality; the role of AI in computer game design. 

Karen Fuson

Fuson, Karen

Professor Emerita, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Mathematics and learning; cognitive development, University of Chicago, 1972
  • MAT, Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1967
  • BA, Mathematics, Oberlin College, 1965

Research Interests

Mathematics teaching and learning; cognitive development; design of teaching/learning activities.

Wendi Gardner

Gardner, Wendi

Associate Professor, Social Psychology

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Ohio State University, 1996

Research Interests

The centrality of social inclusion to the self.

Dedre Gentner

Gentner, Dedre

Professor, Learning Sciences

Professor, Psychology


Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1974

Research Interests

Learning, reasoning, and conceptual change in adults and children, especially processes of similarity; metaphor, and analogy; mental models; acquisition of meaning.

Elizabeth Gerber

Gerber, Elizabeth

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences

Associate Professor, Design


Degrees

  • PhD, Stanford University, 2007
  • MS, Stanford University, 2003
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 1998

Research Interests

Design and innovation work practices.

Joan Gillespie

Gillespie, Joan

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Vice President and Director of Off-Campus Study Programs, Associated Colleges of the Midwest


Degrees

  • PhD, English, Northwestern University
  • BA, Vassar College

Research Interests

Quality standards and evaluation in international education

Thomas Golebiewski

Golebiewski, Thomas

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Clinical Social Work, Institute for Clinical Social Work, 2007
  • MSW, Social Work, Loyola University Chicago, 1977
  • BA, Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 1974

Research Interests

Altruism and the role of the helper, domestically violent men, school culture and climate, social and emotional wellness. 

Adam Goodman

Goodman, Adam

Director, Center for Leadership

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Clinical Associate Professor


Degrees

  • PhD, Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver
  • BS, Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MPA, Public Management, University of Colorado at Denver

Research Interests

Leadership, especially assessment, coaching and development; Teamwork, especially assessment and development; Enterprise level learning software for coaching, leadership and teamwork

Alison Gordon

Gordon, Alison

Adjunct Instructor, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • EdD, Education Leadership, National Louis University, 2008
  • MS, Education Leadership, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1984
  • BS, Education, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1977
Stephanie Graham

Graham, Stephanie

Associate Vice President, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • JD, University of Chicago Law School
  • BA, History, University of Illinois
Jonathan Guryan

Guryan, Jonathan

Professor and Chair, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
  • AB, Economics, Princeton University, 1996

Research Interests

Understanding the sources and consequences of racial inequality and the economics of education.

Claudia Haase

Haase, Claudia

Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Department of Psychology


Degrees

  • Postdoc, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Jena, 2007
  • Diploma, Psychology, University of Jena, 2003

Research Interests

Life-span development, emotion, motivation, close relationships, affective neuroscience

Priya Harjani

Harjani, Priya

Deputy General Counsel, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • JD, Northwestern University Law School
  • BA, Psychology and Speech Communication, University of Illinois
Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

Haroutunian-Gordon, Sophie

Professor Emeritus, Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Philosophy of Education, University of Chicago, 1976
  • MA, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1966
  • BA, Music, Religion/Philosophy, Cornell College, 1965

Research Interests

Philosophy of education, teacher education, interpretive discussion, philosophy of psychology.

Romana Hasnain-Wynia

Hasnain-Wynia, Romana

Research Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine


Degrees

  • PhD, Health Policy Administration , Brandeis University, 1996

Research Interests

Equity in health care, reducing disparities in health care,  quality of care for diverse populations, measurement, health services research, health policy

Elizabeth Hayford

Hayford, Elizabeth

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Former President, Associated Colleges of the Midwest


Degrees

  • PhD, History, Tufts University, 1971
  • MA, Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 1963
  • BA, History, Radcliffe College, 1962

Research Interests

Undergraduate education (particularly the liberal arts college community); international education; sources of leadership in colleges and universities

Larry Hedges

Hedges, Larry

Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Mathematical Methods in Educational Research, Stanford University, 1980
  • MA, Statistics, Stanford University
  • BA, Mathematics, University of California at San Diego

Research Interests

Development and application of statistical methods for the social, medical, and biological sciences; evaluation research.

Susan Hespos

Hespos, Susan

Associate Professor, Psychology

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Developmental Psychology, Emory University, 1996
  • MA, Cognitive Psychology, Emory University, 1993
  • BA, Psychology, Reed College, 1990

Research Interests

Object representation, number and spatial relationships.

Julie Hess

Hess, Julie

President, Catalyst Consulting and Coaching, Inc.

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MEM, Master's in Engineering Manufacturing, Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1996
  • MBA, Manufacturing Operations & Organizational Behavior, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, 1996
  • BS, Business Administration, DePaul University, 1989
Barton Hirsch

Hirsch, Barton

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

  • Postdoctorate, Social Ecology, Stanford University, 1981
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Oregon, 1979
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1971

Research Interests

After-school programs; soft skills and the school-to-work transition; program development, implementation, and evaluation, particularly with respect to positive youth development; social relations during adolescence, with an emphasis on gender, race and social system influences.

Matthew Holsapple

Holsapple, Matthew

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Associate Program Officer, Spencer Foundation


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education, University of Michigan, 2014
  • MA, Education Research Methods, University of Michigan, 2011
  • MSEd, College Student Affairs, Purdue University, 2007
  • BS, Public Relations, Purdue University, 2001
Paula Hooper

Hooper, Paula

Assistant Professor of Instruction


Degrees

  • AERA/IES Postdoctoral Fellowship, TERC, 2005
  • Ph.D in Epistemology and Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, Kent State University, 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, Hampshire College, 1983
Michael Horn

Horn, Michael

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Learning Sciences

Associate Professor, Computer Science


Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science, Tufts University, 2009
  • MS, Computer Science, Tufts University, 2006
  • ScB, Computer Science, Brown University, 1997

Research Interests

Design of educational technology, learning in museums, computer programming, tangible interaction.

Simone Ispa-Landa

Ispa-Landa, Simone

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

Research Interests

Race and ethnicity, gender, sociology of education, criminal records, sociology of youth and childhood, stigma, qualitative research methods.

Kirabo Jackson

Jackson, Kirabo

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 2007
  • AM, Economics, Harvard University, 2005
  • BA, Ethics, Politics and Economics, Yale University, 2002

Research Interests

Economics of education, labor economics, public finance, applied econometrics, development.

Tamara Johnson

Johnson, Tamara

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • EdM, Human Resources, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Indiana State University
  • BS, Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cheryl Judice

Judice, Cheryl

Adjunct Faculty, SESP Undergraduate Program

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education Program

Associate Director, Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate


Degrees

  • PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University, 2005

Research Interests

Marriage and the family, interracial relationships and marriages.

Jake Julia

Julia, Jake

Associate Provost of Academic Initiatives, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Associate Vice President, Change Management, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan, 1996
  • MA, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan, 1993
  • BA, History, Plymouth State University, 1981
Erica Kalata

Kalata, Erica

Health & Wellness Consultant, USANA Health Services

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MEd., Human Resource Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS, Industrial Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD, Human Resource Development , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Roma Khanna

Khanna, Roma

Instructor

Director, Office of Change Management, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • BS, Journalism, Northwestern University
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2011
Marsha King

King, Marsha

President, SkillPoint Consulting

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Organization Development and Workforce Education , Pennsylvania State University, 1998
  • MEd., Instructional Design , Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • BS, Human Resources , The Ohio State University, 1994
Mike Kosiarek

Kosiarek, Mike

Senior Director, Global Organization at McDonald's

MSLOC Coach


Degrees

  • BS, Management, National-Louis University, 2005
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2008
Judah Kurtz

Kurtz, Judah

Coach & Management Consultant, Judah Kurtz Coaching & Consulting

MSLOC Coach


Degrees

  • Completed - Master's Degree Curriculum in Counseling & Organizational Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, 2006
  • BS cum laude, Psychology and Organization Behavior, Northwestern University, 2004
  • Completed - Advanced Life Coaching Training, Dave Ellis Leadership, 2003
  • Certificate, Training & Development, Northwestern University, 2003
  • Completed - Professional Coaching Training, Coaches Training Institute, 2002
  • Completed - Team Management & Leadership Program, Landmark Education, 2002
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2009
Eva Lam

Lam, Eva

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences, Asian American Studies


Degrees

  • PhD, Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of California, Berkeley, 2003

Research Interests

Multilingualism and cultural diversity in education, digital literacy and learning in new media environments, multilingual and multimodal literacy, language and identity, language socialization, learning in transnational contexts of migration.

Carol Lee

Lee, Carol

Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy

Professor, Learning Sciences

Professor, African American Studies


Degrees

  • PhD, Education (Curriculum and Instruction), University of Chicago, 1991
  • MA, English, University of Chicago, 1969
  • BA, The Teaching of Secondary School English, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1966

Research Interests

Cultural contexts affecting learning broadly and literacy specifically; teacher preparation and development; classroom discourse; urban education.

Kristin Lems

Lems, Kristin

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • ED, Reading and Language, National College of Education, 2003
  • BA, English/Creative Writing/Secondary Education, University of Michigan
  • MATESL, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

Literacy development in a new language, using songs and music for language learning, word formation and language change, the role of oral reading fluency to assess reading in English language learners, the role of orthographies in learning to read, and songs and music as bridges to literacy


Dan Lewis

Lewis, Dan

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, History of Consciousness, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1980
  • BA, Political Science, Stanford University, 1968

Research Interests

Lewis currently heads a large-scale university consortium to study welfare reform efforts in Illinois. In another current project he is developing a new Suburban Action Research Project that will deliver technical assistance to suburbs struggling with social problems. It will concentrate on issues of homelessness and crime prevention in its initial phase.

Maggie Lewis

Lewis, Maggie

Managing Partner, Strategy at Studio Blue

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, 1991
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2008
Regina Logan

Logan, Regina

Research Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy

Foley Center for the Study of Lives


Degrees

  • MA, French Language and Literature, University of Wisconsin, 1971
  • AB, French Language and Literature, University of Michigan, 1970
  • PhD, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1993
  • MA, Teaching & Learning Processes, Northwestern University, 1984

Research Interests

Stability and change over time in adulthood, especially during midlfe and beyond: wisdom, regret and life themes; gender differences in these areas.

Pi Wen Looi

Looi, Pi Wen

Founder and President, Novacrea LLC

Instructor, Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • BS, Mathematics, National University of Singapore
  • PhD, Applied Quantiative Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • MS, Applied Quantitative Psychology, The Ohio State University

Research Interests

Employee engagement and workspace design

Eugene Lowe

Lowe, Eugene

Assistant to the President, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Senior Lecturer, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Union Theological Seminary, 1987
  • MDiv, Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1978
  • BA, Religion, Princeton University, 1971

Research Interests

American religion, social gospel, progressivism, and diversity in higher education.

James Lynn

Lynn, James

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program

Executive Director of High School Development, University of Illinois at Chicago


Degrees

  • MA, Educational Leadership, Northeastern Illinois University, 2004
  • MEd, Secondary Education, DePaul University, 1994
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1989
  • BS, English, University of Notre Dame, 1989
Mark Lynn

Lynn, Mark

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Marquette University
Ofer Malamud

Malamud, Ofer

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 2004
  • BA, Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University, 1997

Research Interests

General and vocational education, Technology and child development, Returns to college education

Jessica Mansbach

Mansbach, Jessica

Learning Designer, School for Professional Studies, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University, 2015
  • MSW, Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • BS, Human Development, Binghamton University, 2001

Research Interests

Online learning, faculty work life and perceptions of online teaching, student leadership.

Alyson Margulies

Margulies, Alyson

Vice President, Talent Mangement and Organizational Effectiveness at U.S. Foods

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Purdue University , 2003
  • BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
Mina Marien

Marien, Mina

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • Certificate, Educational Technology Leadership, DeVry University, 2014
  • MS, Education, Northwestern University, 2009
  • BA, Classics & Animate Arts, Northwestern University, 2008
Jolie Matthews

Matthews, Jolie

Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Learning Sciences and Technology Design, Stanford University, 2014
  • Master of Professional Writing, University of Southern California, 2008
  • BA, Concentration in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New York University, 2006

Research Interests

Learning and behavior norms in online communities, social media production and consumption practices, sources and credibility, historical consciousness, fandom, digital technologies and the creative process, inquiry in digital spaces.

Debra Mazloff

Mazloff, Debra

SR HR Business Manager, Invesco US

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Communication Studies , University of Kansas, 1995
  • MA, Speech Communication , Indiana University - Bloomington, 1991
  • BA, English and Communication , Tulane University, 1988
Dan McAdams

McAdams, Dan

The Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Director, The Foley Center for the Study of Lives


Degrees

  • PhD, Psychology and Social Relations, Harvard University, 1979
  • BS, Psychology and Humanities, Valparaiso University, 1976

Research Interests

Narrative psychology; the development of a life-story model of human identity; generativity and adult development; themes of power, intimacy, and redemption in human lives; modernity and the self; autobiographical memory; psychological biography.

Bruce McBratney

McBratney, Bruce

President, McBratney Consulting, Ltd.

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • BS , Amherst College
  • MS , MIT Sloan School
Renetta McCann

McCann, Renetta

Chief Talent Officer, Leo Burnett U.S.

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2012
  • BS, Speech, Northwestern University , 1978
Thomas McDade

McDade, Thomas

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research

Director, Laboratory for Human Biology Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Emory, 1999

Research Interests

Human biology, biocultural perspectives on health and human development, medical anthropology and global health, ecological immunology, stress, health disparities, laboratory methods.

Douglas Medin

Medin, Douglas

Professor, Education

Professor, Psychology

Co-Director, Program in Cognitive Studies of the Environment

Director, Program in Culture, Language and Cognition


Degrees

  • PhD, University of South Dakota, 1968

Research Interests

Learning, reasoning, and conceptual change in adults and children, mental models; acquisition of meaning, culture and education.

Ellen Meents-DeCaigny

Meents-DeCaigny, Ellen

Assistant Vice President of Planning, Operations and Assessment, Vice President's Cabinet, Office of the Vice President, DePaul University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • MA, Counseling and College Student Development, University of Maryland
  • PhD, Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago
  • BA, Speech Communications, Drake University
Lisa Metzger-Mugg

Metzger-Mugg, Lisa

Executive Director, Administrative Initiatives/Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Developmental Psychology, Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • BS, Psychology, Philosophy, and Humanities, Valparaiso University

Research Interests

Improved educational pathways to college completion for underserved students; issues of access, affordability, and successful degree/career outcomes of low-income and underrepresented minority college students; addressing racial, ethnic, and income disparities in educational outcomes through improved institutional support; community colleges; doctoral education; and event history analysis.

Marina Micari

Micari, Marina

Director for Undergraduate Programs, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Education, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • MA, Communication, University of Minnesota, 1996
  • BA, Anthropology and French, Grinnell College, 1989
Michael Mills

Mills , Michael

Associate Provost for University Enrollment, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • MA, The Ohio State University
  • BA, The Ohio State University
Cassandra Mitchell

Mitchell, Cassandra

Principal, Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MS, Curriculum and Instruction , Illinois State University, 1979
  • BS, Art, Illinois State University, 1977
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Morgan, Janis

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • BS, Exceptional Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, Educational Administration, Northern Illinois University
  • EdD, Educational Administration, Northern Illinois University
  • MS, Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Martha Mulligan

Mulligan, Martha

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, National-Louis University
  • BA, Dance and Education, Denison University
Quinn Mulroy

Mulroy, Quinn

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Political Science

Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Political Science, Columbia University, 2012
  • BA, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2001

Research Interests

Policymaking and policy implementation; law and courts; regulatory agencies; Congress; civil rights and environmental policy; relationship between state and society/public and private; and American political development.

Kevin Murnane

Murnane, Kevin

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • MBA, Marketing, Finance, Not-For-Profit Management, Northwestern University, 1982
  • BS, Commerce, University of Illinois, 1979

Research Interests

Failure-tolerant strategy; predictive competencies for leadership success; domains of leadership: outcomes, process and connections; succession management; action learning

Jesse Newton

Newton, Jesse

Mentor, Designing for Organizational Effectiveness Certification

CEO, NOD Consulting LLC


Degrees

  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2011
Michael Novak

Novak, Michael

Adjunct Faculty, Learning Sciences and MSEd Programs

Researcher, Center For Connected Learning


Degrees

  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992

Research Interests

Instructional materials design, professional development of teachers, professional learning communities, scientific modeling, history of science, evolutionary mechanisms, visualization, computational thinking and agent-based modeling.

John O'Connor

O'Connor, John

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD, English, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • AB, Philosophy/English, University of Chicago
  • MAT, English, University of Chicago
Kathleen O'Connor

O'Connor, Kathleen

Owner, Kathleen O'Connor Coaching, LLC

MSLOC Coach


Degrees

  • BBA, Marketing, Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 1991
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1994
Eleanor O'Rourke

O'Rourke, Eleanor

Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences

Assistant Professor, Computer Science


Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, 2016
  • MS, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, 2012
  • BA, Computer Science and Spanish, Colby College, 2007

Research Interests

Design of technology-enabled learning experiences, educational games and playful learning, growth mindset interventions, connected classroom ecosystems.

Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula

Professor, Education and Social Policy

Director, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1983
  • MA, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1981
  • BA, Elementary Education, St. Xavier University, 1977

Research Interests

Talent development, accelerated educational programs, needs of special populations of gifted children.

Andrew Ortony

Ortony, Andrew

Professor Emeritus, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of London, 1972
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, 1966

Research Interests

Emotion and cognition; knowledge representation and figurative language comprehension; human-computer interaction and interface design.

Ghazala Ovaice

Ovaice, Ghazala

Director, Talent and Organization Effectiveness Consulting at Abbott Laboratories

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Human Resource and Organization Development , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
  • MS, Human Resources & Industrial Relations, Training & Organization Development , Loyola University of Chicago, 1996
  • BS, Industrial Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Research Interests

 Trust in the workplace, cross-cultural issues in work related values, and the relationship of organization culture and performance

Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

Payne-Kirchmeier, Julie

Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Administration and Foundations, Indiana State University, 2009
  • MEd, Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Texas A&M University, 1996
  • BS, Genetics, Texas A&M University, 1994

Research Interests

  • Student affairs

Nichole Pinkard

Pinkard, Nichole

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 1998
Debbie Plager

Plager, Debbie

Head of Talent Engagement at Relativity

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MA, Medieval Studies, History, University of Reading, 1997
  • BA, History, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1995
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2006
Jessica Pryor

Pryor, Jessica

Adjunct Faculty, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • BS, Psychology and Sociology, Iowa State University
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University
  • MS, General Psychology, DePaul University
David Rapp

Rapp, David

Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence

Professor, Learning Sciences

Professor, Department of Psychology


Degrees

  • PhD, Experimental Psychology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2000
  • MA, General Psychology, New York University, 1996
  • BA, Psychology, State University of New York, Albany, 1994

Research Interests

Reading comprehension; memory following learning experiences; updating prior knowledge; the acquisition of accurate and inaccurate information; translation of cognitive science research to educational settings; multimedia learning; visualizations as learning tools.

Brian Reiser

Reiser, Brian

Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Cognitive Science, Yale University, 1983
  • MA, Psychology, New York University, 1979
  • BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1977

Research Interests

The design of learning environments and curriculum materials for science that support authentic practices including explanation, argumentation, and designing investigations. His research examines the cognitive and social interaction aspects of scientific inquiry, principles for scaffolding practices in software and curriculum materials, teaching practices, and curriculum design frameworks.

Christopher Riesbeck

Riesbeck, Christopher

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences

Associate Professor, Computer Science


Degrees

  • PhD, Stanford University, 1974

Research Interests

Natural-language understanding, case-based reasoning, authorable learning-by-doing environments, critiquing tools for education.

Beau  River

River , Beau

Leadership Development and Talent Management Consultant at Vantage Leadership Consulting

MSLOC Coach


Degrees

  • BA, English and Creative Writing , Dartmouth College
  • MA and PsyD, Adler School of Professional Psychology

Research Interests

Personality and leadership derailment, flow and optimal performance states, high performance teams

Terrence  Roche

Roche, Terrence

Strategy, Planning, and Product Development at YMCA

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Management, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, 2000
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2008
Ken Rose

Rose, Ken

Adjunct Instructor, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • MA, Education: Human Development, Northeastern University, 1993
  • BA, Psychology, Clark University, 1986
  • PhD, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2004
James Rosenbaum

Rosenbaum, James

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Professor, Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Sociology, Harvard University, 1973
  • MA, Sociology, Harvard University, 1968
  • BA, Culture and Behavior, Yale University, 1966

Research Interests

High schools, community colleges, youth transitions to work and adulthood. School and college reform and restructuring. Sociology of education.

Kelly Ross

Ross, Kelly

Coach, Ross Associates

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • BS, Business Management and International Studies, Indiana University
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2011
Vanessa Ruda Seiden

Ruda Seiden, Vanessa

Partner, RHR International

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Organizational Behavior, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 2001
  • BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 1997
Terri J. Sabol

Sabol, Terri J.

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Applied Development Science, University of Virginia, 2011
  • BA, Psychology and English, University of Michigan, 2004

Research Interests

Individual and environmental factors that lead to healthy child development.

Dilara Sayeed

Sayeed, Dilara

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • EdLD, Education Leadership, Harvard University, 2015
  • MS, Education, Northwestern University, 2000
  • BS, Economics and Marketing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1992
Diane Schanzenbach

Schanzenbach, Diane

Margaret Walker Alexander Professor of Human Development and Social Policy

Director and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Princeton University, 2002
  • MA, Economics, Princeton University, 1999
  • AB, Economics and Religion, Wellesley College, 1995

Research Interests

Early childhood education; accountability policy; economics of education; obesity; anti-poverty policy; education and health.

Morton Schapiro

Schapiro, Morton

Professor

President, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • MA, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
  • BS, Economics, Hofstra University, 1975

Research Interests

Economics of higher education, with particular interest in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid.

Heather Schoenfeld

Schoenfeld, Heather

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Assistant Professor, Center for Legal Studies

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University, 2009
  • MA, Sociology, Northwestern University, 2004
  • BA, Urban Studies, Columbia University, 1998

Research Interests

 Law and society, race and inequality, crime and punishment, historical and comparative methods 

Pamela Schuetz

Schuetz, Pamela

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Faculty in Residence, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California at Los Angeles, 2007
  • MS, Architecture, University of California at Los Angeles
  • BS, Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles

Research Interests

Individual, institutional and systemic dynamics of college student engagement, transitions and outcomes.

Kimberly Scott

Scott, Kimberly

Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, The Ohio State University, 1995
  • MA, Business Administration, The Ohio State University, 1994
  • BA, Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1991

Research Interests

Improving workplace environments and practices that foster employee wellness, learning and success; relationships between organizational practices and individual engagement and well-being; transitions of individuals into leadership roles and how learning techniques can be designed to accelerate leadership development.

Lilah Shapiro

Shapiro, Lilah

Assistant Professor of Instruction


Degrees

  • PhD, Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, 2012
  • BA, English and Vocal Performance, Oberlin College
  • AM, Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Research Interests

Sociology, social psychology. Specific research interests include identity, life story and narrative, ethnicity, religion, assimilation and immigration, ethnicity and biology, race, American culture, diaspora experiences/transnationalism, class and social location, qualitative methods.

Mary Ellen Shearer

Shearer, Mary Ellen

Faculty, Field Studies Program

Director and Bureau Chief, Medill Washington and William F. Thomas Professor


Degrees

  • BA, Journalism, University of Wisconsin, 1975
Bruce Sherin

Sherin, Bruce

Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Science and Mathematics Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • MA, Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1989
  • BA, Physics, Princeton University, 1985

Research Interests

Conceptual change in science; computational linguistics applied to natural language data; programming environments for learning; external representations in science and mathematics.

Miriam Sherin

Sherin, Miriam

Professor, Learning Sciences

Associate Dean for Teacher Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Science and Mathematics Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • MA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1987
  • BA, Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1985

Research Interests

Mathematics teaching and learning; teacher cognition and teacher education.

B.K. Simerson

Simerson, B.K.

Independent Consultant & Coach

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • EdD, Cognate: Management and Organization Development , University of North Carolina at Greensboro , 1987
  • MA, Administration, Supervision, and Higher Education, Appalachian State University , 1981
  • BA, Law Enforcement and Sociology, Pfeiffer College, 1979
  • AAS, Law Enforcement, Central Piedmont Community College

Research Interests

Strategy formulation, strategic planning, strategy execution, organizational assessment, change enablement, evaluation and assessment, organizational development, and contextual leadership.

Ryan Smerek

Smerek, Ryan

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2009
  • EdM, Harvard University, 2004
  • AB, Dartmouth College, 2000
Alexandra Solomon

Solomon, Alexandra

Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 2001
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 1998
  • BA, Psychology & Women's Studies, University of Michigan, 1995
Bruce Spencer

Spencer, Bruce

Professor, Statistics

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Yale University, 1979

Research Interests

Statistics and public policy with a special focus on the design and evaluation of large-scale statistical data programs.

James Spillane

Spillane, James

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Professor, Learning Sciences

Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum, Teaching and Education Policy, Michigan State University, 1993
  • BA, Education and Geography, St. Patrick's College, National University of Ireland, 1984

Research Interests

Policy implementation; educational policy; organizational change; school leadership; relations between policy and teachers' and administrators' practice.

Rebekah Stathakis

Stathakis, Rebekah

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • MA, Educational Leadership, DePaul University, 2007
  • National Board Certification, World Languages for Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood, 2007
  • BS, Secondary Teaching, Northwestern University, 2002

Research Interests

World languages teaching and learning, teacher education and teacher evaluation

Saiying Steenbergen-Hu

Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying

Research Director, Center for Talent Development

Research Assistant Professor, Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Purdue University, 2009
  • MA, University of Science & Technology of China, 2000

Research Interests

Academic achievement, psychological and social-emotional development, educational measurement and assessment, meta-analysis and research synthesis, quantitative research methods, executive functions, gifted education and talent development

Jerry Stermer

Stermer, Jerry

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • MA, Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Divine Word College
Reed Stevens

Stevens, Reed

Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Cognitive Studies in Education , University of California at Berkeley, 1999

Research Interests

Learning and activity in a wide range of places and situations; design of learning tools — curriculum, activities, and technologies.

Timothy Stevens

Stevens, Timothy

University Chaplain, Northwestern University

Instructor, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • PhD, English Literature, Northwestern University
Margaret Sullivan

Sullivan, Margaret

Senior Consultant & Coach, Elliott Sullivan

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MBA, Finance, Eastern Illinois University
  • BS, Finance, Eastern Illinois University
Patricia Telles-Irvin

Telles-Irvin, Patricia

Vice President for Student Affairs, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Boston University
  • BA, Education, Duke University

Research Interests

Issues of acculturation and diversity, women's concerns and student development.

Linda Teplin

Teplin, Linda

Owen L. Coon Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Psychology

Director of the Psycho-Legal Studies Program, Northwestern University Medical School


Degrees

  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1975

Research Interests

Epidemiologic studies of psychiatric disorders, juvenile justice, drug abuse, public health policy, HIV/AIDS risk behaviors, correlates of violence (victimization and perpetration).

Karen Terry

Terry, Karen

Coach and Mentor, The Wright Foundation

MSLOC Coach


Degrees

  • Ed.D, Transformational Leadership & Coaching, Wright Graduate University, 2016
  • MA, Transformational Leadership & Coaching, Wright Graduate University, 2011
  • MA, Speech, Northwestern University, 1978
  • BGS, University of Michigan, 1976
Denise Thrasher

Thrasher, Denise

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • EdD, Curriculum and Instruction , Northern Illinois University
  • MA, Special Education Administration , The Ohio State University
  • BA, Science Elementary and Deaf Education, Bowling Green State University
  • MA, Educational Leadership and Organizational Change, Roosevelt University

Research Interests

Reading instruction for students with disabilities

Lois Trautvetter

Trautvetter, Lois

Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan, 1991
  • MS, Polymer Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 1986
  • BA, Chemistry, College of Wooster, 1982

Research Interests

Engineering education research including retention and recruitment of female and underrepresented undergraduate students and faculty, interdisciplinary skills, contextual competence skills, and design and problem solving skills.
Faculty productivity, enhancing research and teaching, faculty motivation, enhancing faculty-student interaction, and new and junior faculty issues.
Student development research that includes holistic and spiritual development of undergraduates.
Gender issues, females in STEM disciplines.

Melinda Turnley

Turnley, Melinda

Assistant Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, English, Purdue University, 2001
  • MA, English, Ohio State University, 1995
  • BA, English, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
David Uttal

Uttal, David


*ON LEAVE 9/ 2017 - 8/ 2018 *

Professor, Education

Professor, Psychology


Degrees

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1989

Research Interests

Mental representation, cognitive development, spatial cognition, early symbolization.

Shirin Vossoughi

Vossoughi, Shirin

Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University & Exploratorium, 2014
  • PhD, Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
  • EdM, Education , University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
  • BA, History and International Development, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002

Research Interests

Ethnographic study of teaching, learning and educational equity; social, cultural, historical and political dimensions of human development.

Laurie Wakschlag

Wakschlag, Laurie

Professor and Vice Chair for Scientific and Faculty Development, Department of

Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Psychology, University of Chicago, 1992
  • MA, Social Work, University of Chicago, 1983
  • BA, Psychology, Barnard College, 1980

Research Interests

Translational approaches to elucidating mechanisms and phenomenology of early emerging disruptive behavior.

Ellen Wartella

Wartella, Ellen

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Professor, Communication and Psychology


Degrees

  • Postdoc, Developmental Psychology, University of Kansas
  • MA, Mass Communication, University of Minnesota
  • BA, Communication, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD, Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

Research Interests

Effects of media on children and adolescents, impact of food marketing in the childhood obesity crisis.

Sandra Waxman

Waxman, Sandra

Professor, Learning Sciences

Professor, Psychology


Degrees

  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1981
  • BS, University of Pennsylvania, 1976

Research Interests

Language and conceptual development, early cognitive development, language and thought.

Uri Wilensky

Wilensky, Uri

Professor, Learning Sciences

Professor, Computer Science

Director, Center for Connected Learning & Computer-Based Modeling


Degrees

  • PhD, Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
  • MA, Mathematics and Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1977
  • BA, Mathematics and Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1977

Research Interests

Mathematics and science education in the context of computation, connected learning, constructionism, computer-based modeling, agent-based modeling and complex systems and education.

Michael Wolf

Wolf, Michael

Professor, Medicine and Learning Sciences, Associate Division Chief - Research , Division of General Internal Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine


Degrees

  • MPH, Public Health, Northwestern University , 2002
  • PhD, Social Policy, University of Illinois, 2000
  • BS, Psychology/English , Valparaiso University, 1993
  • MA, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2006

Research Interests

Health literacy, risk communication, medication safety and adherence

Marcelo Worsley

Worsley, Marcelo

Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences

Assistant Professor, Computer Science


Degrees

  • MS, Computer Science, Stanford University, 2014
  • PhD, Learning Sciences and Technology Design, Stanford University, 2014
  • BA, Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University, 2007
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2007