Faculty

Faculty

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.

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
Gail Berger Darlow

Berger Darlow, Gail

Adjunct Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor of Instruction SESP, Undergraduate and MS in Learning and Organizational Change

Assistant Professor of Instruction, McCormick, Masters of Engineering Management

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Kellogg Management and Organizations


Degrees

  • PhD, Management and Organizations, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern, 2003
  • MEd, Administration and Supervision, Loyola University, 2002
  • MS, Management and Organizations, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern, 2001
  • BA/BS, Psychology and Elementary Education, Boston University, 1997

Research Interests

Organizational communication in the contexts of negotiation, performance appraisal, and teamwork. In particular, Darlow explores how power differentials impact people’s interpretation of messages, as well as message transmission. She also examines effective negotiation strategies and communication sharing in teams.

Dorie Blesoff

Blesoff, Dorie

Chief People Officer, kCura

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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

Associate Professor, Psychology

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.

John Kretzmann

Kretzmann, John

Adjunct Faculty, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • MA, University of Virginia
  • BA, Princeton University
  • PhD, Sociology and Urban Affairs, Norrthwestern University

Research Interests

Community development, asset building in communities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nathania Montes

Montes, Nathania

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • BA, Psychology, Cornell University, 1995
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 2002
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 1998
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

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.

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.

Mary Roth

Roth, Mary

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1988
Diane Schanzenbach

Schanzenbach, Diane

Professor, 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.

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
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.

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.

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
David Uttal

Uttal, David

Professor, Education

Professor, Psychology


Degrees

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1989

Research Interests

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