LRDC News & Awards

The Tennessee coaching project led by LRDC's Jennifer Russell and the IFL's Victoria Bill is the subject of EdWeek's "Want to Improve Math Teaching? Try Coaching the Coaches."    View

June 15, 2018


Byeong-Young Cho has received a research grant from the Spencer Foundation for his proposal entitled "Promoting Disciplinary Literacy and Learning through Multisource Text Inquiries: An Instructional Study of Middle School Learners."    View

June 15, 2018


Jamie Amemiya, Psychology in Education, School of Education, doctoral advisee of Ming-Te Wang, has received the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. The Fellowship program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education and to encourage a new generation of scholars from to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education.    View

May 7, 2018


Lindsay Page has been appointed as one of 45 Faculty Research Fellows to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in the program on the economics of education.    View

May 7, 2018


NPR quoted Lindsay Page on an NPR Ed All Things Considered piece, titled "College Decision Day Brings Relief, Excitement and Big Worries About Money," on May 1, 2018.    View

May 1, 2018


Brian Galla and Tim Nokes-Malach were among the first recipients of the University of Pittsburgh's Personalized Education Grants Program. They received funding for "Personalizing Undergraduate STEM Learning through Mobile Mindfulness Training."    View

April 16, 2018


Omid Fotuhi has been selected as one of the first recipients of the University of Pittsburgh's Personalized Education Grants Program. He was awarded for "Non-Cognitive Skills and Psychological Resilience Training for Students and Faculty: An Adaptive Mindset Toolkit for the Modern Education Experience."    View

April 16, 2018


Suzie Chen and Eben Whiterspoon were among the first recipients of the University of Pittsburgh's Personalized Education Grants Program. They received funding for "YouPitt: Using Behaviorally-Informed Advising to Personalize Career Pathways for Pre-Health Students."    View

April 16, 2018


Natasha Tokowicz is the recipient of a University Honors College Faculty Fellows Award. Among other things, she is being recognized for her outstanding work with students pursuing their Bachelor's of Philosophy (B. Phil) projects.   

April 16, 2018


Lindsay Page is the recipient of the 2018 AERA Division L Early Career Award. She has been selected as a result of her work on a wide range of higher education topics, including summer melt.   

April 16, 2018


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured an op-ed by Lindsay Page and Jennifer Iriti related to recent changes to the Pittsburgh Promise and their research on its impact over its first several years.    View

April 2, 2018


Lindsay Page's research on summer melt is highlighted in a What Works Clearinghouse review that examines research on summer counseling for college.    View

April 2, 2018


EdWeek featured an article that highlights a recent publication by Jamie Amemiya and Ming-Te Wang, "Why Effort Praise Can Backfire in Adolescence." The article is titled "For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset."    View

March 27, 2018


Education Week covered a recent paper by Leanne Elliott, Emily Braham, and Melissa Libertus. The article is titled "Does Higher-Level Number Talk Hold Key to Better Math Scores for Young Children?" The paper referenced is "Understanding Sources of Individual Variability in Parents' Number Talk with Young Children."    View

March 23, 2018


Research conducted by LRDC graduate student Paulette Vincent-Ruz and faculty advisor Chris Schunn is featured on an infographic on the Wiley International Women's Day website. Their research on gender differences in STEM fields is highlighted under "Affirm her competency,” taken from the original article "The Increasingly Important Role of Science Competency Beliefs for Science Learning in Girls.”    View

March 13, 2018


Xioping Fang and Emily Braham were awarded Mellon fellowships from the University of Pittsburgh. Mellon fellows are awarded to students in programs leading to the Ph.D. in various fields of the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Awards are made on an annual basis.    View

March 12, 2018


The Chronicle of Higher Education cited Lindsay Page in the article "You Can Help Make Sure Freshmen Show Up. Here's How." Page is first mentioned in the 12th paragraph for her collaborative research on "summer melt" with Ben Castleman.    View

February 18, 2018


EdSurge featured an article by Jen Iriti and co-author Justin Aglio titled "What Every City Can Learn from Pittsburgh's Pioneering K-12 Research Partnerships."    View

February 12, 2018


Jamie Hanson is featured in the Pittwire accolades alongside Tristen Inagaki for having been named 2017 APS Rising Stars.    View

February 12, 2018


Lindsay Page participated in the TEDx talk series "Education Possible" in Wilmington, Delaware on February 9, 2018. The title of Lindsay's talk is "Proactively Supporting Students To and Through College."    View

February 9, 2018


Ming-Te Wang is a featured grantee on the Spencer website for having been awarded the Lyle Spencer Research Award. His work is titled "In Spite of Parents? Exploring the Value of Family Involvement in Educating African American Adolescents."    View

January 29, 2018


Diane Litman, Director, Intelligent Systems Program, and Professor, Department of Computer Science, is featured in the Pittwire Accolades for her election as an Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL) Fellow.    View

January 24, 2018


The American Psychological Society has selected Jamie Hanson as a Rising Star. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.    View

January 22, 2018


TMC News featured an article on Mary Kay Stein and LRDC colleagues for being among the recipients of the James S. McDonnell Foundation's new program in educational research, which has awarded $24.5 million for studies of Teachers as Learners.    View

January 17, 2018


Diane Litman has been elected to be an Association of Computational Linguistics Fellow for her key contributions to dialog systems research, especially the application of reinforcement learning and multimodal analysis to tutoring dialog    View

January 2018


Harvard Business Review featured an article by Lindsay Page titled "How Georgia State University Used an Algorithm to Help Students Navigate the Road to College."    View

January 16, 2018


EdNext featured an article on the Dell Scholars program written by Lindsay Page and Stacy Kehoe, titled "Bridging the College Completion Gap with Comprehensive Systems of Support."    View

January 9, 2018


The Washington Post featured an article written by Lindsay Page, titled "America's Teacher Shortage Can't be Solved by Hiring More Unqualified Teachers."    View

January 9, 2018


The 74 featured an article on that covers the Dell Scholars Program paper by Lindsay Page and Stacy Kehoe, titled "How One Program is Closing the College Persistence Gap for Needy Students with Financial Aid, Social Supports, and a Powerful Data Tracker."    View

January 2, 2018


Canadian Science Publishing posted a blog related to a physics paper by Tim Nokes-Malach, Chris Schunn, Chandralekha Singh, and co-authors Emily Marshman and Zeynep Y. Kalender, titled "The Experiences of Female Students in an Introductory Physics Course" on December 29, 2017. The paper referred to in the article is "A Longitudinal Analysis of Students’ Motivational Characteristics in Introductory Physics Courses: Gender Differences." S   

December 29, 2017