Faculty

Research Interests

  • J. Lawrence Aber
    • Dr. Aber has focused his research on the social, emotional, motivational and behavioral development of high-risk children and youth, including abused/neglected and poor/disadvantaged preschool and school-aged children, and children and adolescents in areas of concentrated poverty and armed conflict; parent development; program and policy implications of developmental research with high-risk children and youth; the influence of neighborhood and family socio-economic disadvantage on parent and child development; developmental approaches to the design and evaluation of preventive interventions; policy research on child and family services.
    • Current Research Grants include:
    • Co-Investigator, "Health Risk Behavior in Late Childhood: Impact of a Longitudinal Randomized Trial". This study proposes to rigorously test the effects of a long-term (3-year), school-randomized universal preventive intervention called 4R's (Reading, Writing, Respect and Resolution) on children's health risk behaviors as they make the transition from elementary to middle school. Funded by National Institutes of Mental Health (2008-2012).
    • Co-Principal Investigator, "Examining the Effectiveness of Scaling Up the 'First Things First' High School Reform". The primary goal of this school-randomized experiment is to test the effects of a comprehensive high school reform model on the educational motivation, engagement and outcomes of youth in schools that serve a high percentage of low-income, ethnic-minority students. Funded by USDE/IES; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2007-2013).
    • Principal Investigator, "Well-being of South African Children: Household, community and policy influences". This project is a short-term, longitudinal, multi-level study of 1,800 7 - to 10-year-olds and their parents/parent surrogates in 24 urban and rural South African communities in KwaZulu-Natal to determine the impact of changes in families’ income and material disadvantage on children’s cognitive and social-emotional development and to examine the influence of grants and services on households and children. Funded by National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (2008-2013).
    • Principal Investigator, "The New York University (NYU) Predoctoral Training Program in Education Sciences". This project will train 28 doctoral students from diverse backgrounds to become outstanding researchers in the educational sciences. This interdisciplinary fellowship program is designed to train the next generation of quantitative educational researchers in methodological techniques developed to more accurately identify educational effects through the utilization of randomized experimental designs, quasi-experimental methods and other statistical approaches appropriate for causal inference and the analysis of multi-level data on students, teachers, schools and developmental contexts. Funded by the US Department of Education/ Institute on Education Sciences (2008-2013).
    • Co-Investigator, "Impact Evaluation of the OPEQ Intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo". The primary goal of this project is to improve teachers' motivation and performance and elementary school children's numeracy, literacy and socio-emotional wellbeing in 3 provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (i.e., Katanga, North Kivu, South Kivu) through curriculum development, teacher training and community mobilization. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (2010-2015) and the Novo Foundation (2011-2013).
    • Co-Investigator, "Moderators, Mechanisms, Methods and Measurement in the Head Start Impact Study: Informing Head Start of the Future". This project created a center to conduct secondary analysis of data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS). These analyses will extend HSIS findings to address a key question if left unanswered: how are features of Head Start centers associated with variation in program impacts on key child outcomes of cognitive functioning, social-emotional skills, and health status? Funded by the Administration for Children and Families (2011-2013).
  • Ikuko Acosta
    • New Directions in Art Therapy:
    • Art Therapy in Non-Clinical Settings
    • International Development of Art Therapy
  • Alisha Ali
    • Well-being and mental health
    • Immigrant women
    • Women of color
    • Feminist epistemology and social action
  • LaRue Allen
    • Child and Adolescent Development
    • Civic Engagement
    • Socio-cultural and Contextual Influences on Development
    • Emergent Adulthood
    • Early Childhood and School Readiness
  • Judith L. Alpert
    • Trauma
    • Psychoanalytic Theory
    • Gender Issues
  • Mark M. Alter
    • Special Education: Instructional programming
    • Integration of general and special education practices
    • Shaping special education policy
    • Traditional and alternative factors affecting preparation of teachers
    • Integration of teachers, related disciplines, students and curriculum
  • Gary Anderson
    • School reform, educational leadership and the ""new"" economy
    • School micropolitics
    • Organizational theory
    • Critical theories of class, race, and gender
    • The growing militarization and criminalization of youth in schools
    • Research methodolgies, particularly participatory action research, discourse analysis, and ethnography
  • Offiong Aqua
    • Congenital abnormalities of the extremities
  • Rene Arcilla
    • Current Research: I have been working on a philosophical theory of liberal learning, one that distinguishes this learning from instrumental forms of learning and roots it in a vision of our human condition and of what is good for that condition.
  • Joshua Aronson
    • increasing Intelligence, self-control, and social skills
    • Race, social class, and ethnicity
    • Urban Education
    • Stereotyping/prejudice
    • Social psychology of education
    • Self-esteem,cognitive dissonance,self-affirmation
    • School intervention research
  • Richard Arum
    • Education
    • Legal and institutional environments of schools
    • Social Stratification
    • Student achievement and socialization
    • Formal organizations
    • Self employment
  • Terry Astuto
    • Alternative ways of thinking about school organizations
  • Nancy Barton
    • Media and Culture
    • Psychoanalysis
    • Feminism
    • Contemporary Art
    • Photography
    • The Teleprompter
  • Mitchell Batavia
    • Evidence-Based Practice/ Contraindications / Risk Guidelines
    • Augmented sensory feedback/ Motor control
    • Seating and positioning / Wheelchair
    • Parkinson's Disease / Neurological physical therapy
  • Sarah Beck
    • writing instruction
    • writing assessment
    • adolescent literacy
    • urban education
    • equity issues in education
    • cultural contexts for literacy learning
    • academic discourse
  • Elaine Becker
    • Clinical education
    • Growth and development
    • Pediatric physical therapy
    • Movement analysis
  • Juan Pablo Bello
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Music Information Retrieval
    • Computer Audition
  • Rodney Benson
    • Media and immigration
    • Media Policy
    • Production of Culture
    • Comparative media systems
    • Sociology of culture and news
    • Fields, public spheres, networks
    • French media
    • Alternative media
    • Cultural globalization
    • Discourse and image content analysis
    • In-depth Interviewing
  • Amy Bentley
    • history of the baby food industry
    • theories of infant feeding
    • discourses of dieting, nutrition and health in American culture
    • cultural and social histories of food
    • taste and sustainable food systems
  • Jennifer Berg
    • Food and cultural identity
    • Immigration studies
    • Eastern European Jewish migration
    • New York City ethnic communities
    • Social and cultural American history A
    • merican agricultural policy
    • Farm-to-Table programs for elementary schools
  • Deborah J. Borisoff
    • Gender and communication
    • Conflict management
    • Organizational communication
    • Cross-cultural communication and listening
  • Mary Brabeck
    • values and conceptions of the moral self
    • professional and feminist ethics
    • intellectual and ethical development
    • interprofessional collaboration
  • Adam Buchwald
    • Speech and language production in aphasia, apraxia, and unimpaired speakers
    • Relationship between speech motor control and phonological processing
    • Levels of word retrieval impairment in aphasia
    • Written language processing in aphasia
  • Karen A. Buckley
    • Cultural competence of students entering the professional program
    • Identifying the characteristics of funcation for clients who have substained a hand injury
    • Development of clinical reasoning in new practitioners
    • Program evaluation
  • Meg Bussert
    • Music Theatre History (particularly 19th Century America)
    • American Songbook / Special Services / Popular songs during wartime
    • Acting through song
  • Gina Canterucci
    • Adult language disorders
    • Communication disorders in the geriatric population
    • Foreign and regional accent reduction
  • Suzanne C. Carothers
    • Curriculum
    • Teacher development
  • Gabriella Coleman
    • Computers, Hacking, Free and Open Source Software, and Trolling
    • Activism and the Internet
    • Psychiatry and Psychiatric Suvivors/Consumers/Peer to Peer patient activism
    • Technology and the Body
  • Sean Corcoran
    • state and local public finance
    • teacher labor markets
    • school finance
    • school choice and charter schools
    • applied econometrics
  • David Darts
    • 2010 Goddard Award, NYU Steinhardt ($4,000)
    • 2009 Humanities Initiative Grant-in-Aid, NYU ($5,000)
    • 2009 Faculty Challenge Grant - Art & Culture Award, NYU Steinhardt ($5,000)
    • 2007-2010 SSHRC Standard Research Grant, Grauer, K. (Principal Investigator), Darts, D., Webber, S., Sinner, A. (Co-Investigators). The Art of New Media Education: A Study of Community-Based New Media Arts Education. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($110,160)
    • 2004 – 2006 Doctoral Fellowship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($40,000)
    • 2004 – 2005 PhD Tuition Fee Award, University of British Columbia ($3,400)
    • 2004 Gordon and Marion Smith Prize in Art Education, University of British Columbia
    • 2003 – 2004 University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia ($16,000)
    • Contemporary Art & Media Education
    • Public-space Art and Activism
    • Free and Open Source Software & Culture
  • Dipti Desai
    • Critical pedagogy in art education
    • Critical race theory
    • Contemporary art as a pedagogical site
    • Postcolonial theory
    • Artistic activism
  • Mary E. Driscoll
    • Connections between schools and their communities
    • Effects of selected policies on the education of students displaced by the 2005 hurricanes
    • How communities serve as contexts for student learning
  • Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth
    • Second language acquisition
    • language variation
    • interlanguage pragmatics
    • crosscultural communication
    • second language grammar development
    • TELL(technology enhanced language learning)
  • David J. Elliott
    • Philosophy of Music and Music Education
    • Music and Emotion
    • Community Music
    • Creativity
    • Multicultural Music Education
    • Music Education Policy and Advocacy
  • Allen Feldman
    • Political Animality
    • Visual Culture and Violence
    • Political Anthropology of the Body and the Senses
    • Archeology and Genealogy of Media and Technology
    • Media Ethnography and Geographies of Perception
    • Philosophy of Media
    • Performance Studies
    • Political Philosophy
  • Lawrence Ferrara
    • Music Copyright
    • Music History
    • Music Theory/Analysis
    • Music Research Methodologies
    • Philosophy of Music
  • JoEllen Fisherkeller
    • Kids/young people in Multiple Media Cultures and Social Contexts; Media Education and Youth Media Principles, Practices, Processes, and Progress
  • Lisa S. Fleisher
    • literacy acquisition for students at risk for school failure because of disability or environmental factors
    • models of effective instruction
    • models promoting self-determination for adults with developmental disabilities
    • positive behavior supports; functional behavior analysis
    • transition from school to life after school for young adults with developmental disabilities
  • lris E. Fodor
    • Social emotional learning
    • Constructivism and psychotherapy
    • Gender issues
    • Trauma, loss and resiliency
    • Photography and visual narratives
  • James Fraser
    • The History of the Interaction of Religion and Public Education in the United States and Internationally
    • The Teaching of U.S. History in American High Schools, especially the new AP U.S. History standards
    • Teacher Education, especially recent developments in university-based, alternative, and hybrid programs
    • The future of the History of Education as an academic field of study
  • Pamela Fraser-Abder
    • Gender and Cultural issues in Science Education
    • Professional Development of Science Teachers
    • Scientific Literacy
  • Alexander Galloway
    • critical theory, semiotics, aesthetics, digital media, networks, software, new media art, video games, and film.
  • Brett Gary
    • Intersection of media and liberalism
    • The relationship between mass media technologies in modern democracy
    • Media criticism
    • Modern American cultural history; history of liberalism; propaganda and censorship; media criticism and popular culture studies; consumerism; intellectual history.
  • Judith Gilbride
    • Nutritional Assessment
    • Nutrition in gerontology and community-based settings
    • Clinical Nutrition Management
    • Dietetics education and genetics education for nutrition and health professionals
    • Problem Based Learning
  • Brian Gill
    • Vocal Pedagogy/Vocology/Voice Science
    • Language/Diction: French, Italian, German, English, and Mandarin
    • Philosophies of Teaching
    • Neapolitan Song Literature
    • Solo Vocal Literature of Max d'Ollone
  • Jay Gottlieb
    • Mainstream of disabled children
    • Attitudes toward special education
    • Children with disabilities
    • Referral and identification
  • Yael Goverover
    • Cognitive and functional impairments resulting from brain injuries
    • Developing interventions aimed at improving everyday functioning and quality of life in individuals with brain injuries and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Maria Grigos
    • Speech motor development
    • Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)
    • Development and disorders of articulation and phonology
    • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Arnold Grossman
    • Sexual and gender identity development of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adolescents, adults, and older adults; psychosocial and health experiences of LGBT people, including HIV/AIDS prevention education and health behaviors of people living with HIV/AIDS; people who experience oppression, stigmatization, marginalization, and social exclusion.
  • Gregory Gutierrez
    • Dynamic joint stability
    • Neuromuscular control mechanisms in individuals with ankle instability
    • Rehabilitation Robotics
    • Development of new statistical methods to relate bomechanical time-series data
    • Transition from shod to barefoot running
    • Neurocognitive function in joint instability
  • Sally Guttmacher
    • Immigration History
    • qualitative research
    • Race, social class, and ethnicity
    • survey research methodologyd
    • HIV/AIDS Prevention
    • stratification
    • Adolescent Risk Behavior
    • Evaluation of Public Health interventions
    • Reproductive Health
    • International Public Health
    • Prevention of infectious disease
  • Perry Halkitis
    • biopsychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS
    • biopsychosical aspects ofsubtance use, abuse, and dependence
    • LGBT identity
    • health and human development
    • social and behavioral determinants of health
    • epidemiology
    • intervention research
    • evaluation research
    • survey research
    • mixed methods
    • applied statistics
    • psychometrics/classical and modern test theories
    • quantitative methods in psychology, health, & education
  • Daphna Harel
    • Daphna Harel is an applied statistician who studies issues in psychometrics and educational measurement. Her work focuses on bridging practice and theory through the development of theoretically-justified guidelines and procedures. Dr. Harel earned her PhD from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University.
    • Item Response Theory: Dr. Harel works on developing principled approaches to measurement problems in the social sciences. Harel advocates for the use of statistics and procedures that minimize the impact of misspecification between the data-generating model and the model used for analysis. Her work includes the development of a weighted summed score for ranking respondents based on responses to polytomous questionnaires and the impact of collapsing score categories.
    • Measurement in Medical Studies: Dr. Harel works on measurement of latent traits in chronically ill populations. Through her work with the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group, Harel has improved the quality of instruments used to measure health-related quality-of-life in patients with Systemic Sclerosis.
  • Radha S. Hegde
    • Mediated practices and migrants
    • Globalization
    • Transnational feminism
  • Barbara Hesser
    • Music Therapy with all Clinical Populations
    • Music Psychotherapy, Group and Individual
    • Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
    • Guided Imagery and Music
  • Jim Hinojosa
    • Therapist - Parent Relationships
    • Homework and how it influences family life.
    • School-aged children's handwriting
  • Sam Howard-Spink
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  • Tsu-Hsin Howe
    • Examine motor behaviors in children who are at high-risk for developmental delay.
    • Investigate the biological and psychological factors affecting preterm infants' motor behaviors during their hospital stay and after discharge.
    • Validate motor assessments to establish reliabale measures of motor behaviors for future outcome studies.
  • Louis N. Iannuzzi
    • Wound care/insensitive limb management
    • Cyriax and McKenzie orthopedic medicine manual therapy
    • Pathomechanics
    • Electromyography and bioelectronics
    • Foot orthotics
  • Shabnam Javdani
    • Ecological examinations of human behavior, including micro (mental health) and macro (systems) factors
    • Adolescent health disparities
    • Intervention development and evaluation
    • Women’s use and experience of violence, gender differences in disruptive and antisocial behavior
    • Community collaboration
  • Samuel Juni
    • Psychometrics
    • Projective Testing
    • Object Relations
    • Psychoanalytic Theory
    • Humor
    • Theory of Religion & Religious Behavior
    • Social Behavior
  • Ben Kafka
    • The preconscious in psychoanalytic theory and technique
    • Habits of wishful/magical thinking under late capitalism
    • The role of schisms, interpersonal conflict, fallings-out, and grudges in the formation of modern thought (socialism, feminism, psychoanalysis...)
    • The search for a grand unified theory of unhappiness
  • Susan Kirch
    • Activity theory and science curriculum development
    • Teaching and learning science
  • David Kirkland
    • “4 Colored Girls” Project
    • This research explores the storied lives of a group young Black females as recorder in their online social contexts. Over the course of a year, I examined the representational and situational resources that the young women used to tell their specific stories online. Using critical ethnographic and discourse approaches, I illustrate how such narratives do not exist in a neutral female-friendly space. That is, online social communities can be seen as contested sites, layered in the same complexities that constitute the physical and historical geographies in which they are embedded. Hence, the semiotic and symbolic relations of Black feminine iDentity (digital identity) that sometimes get traded to serve perverse and patriarchical pleasures are dangerous when left unexplored. (more)
    • Digital Underground Project
    • The Digital Underground Project sought to examine the language and literacy practices of urban youth in online social contexts (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, blogs, wikis, etc.). The project sought to address two questions: (1) Will understanding the ways that urban youth use digital media to practice literacy extend New Literacy Studies (Gee, 1996; New London Group, 1996; Street, 1984, 1995) and reshape our understanding of literacy learning among urban youth? (2) Will it help educators develop curricula and pedagogies capable of transforming academic literacy achievement in urban contexts? To answer these questions, I observed a group of youth in a community center in Brooklyn, NY twice a week for one school year, from September 2007 to June 2008. Data included fieldnotes based on my observations, recorded conversations with participants, and digital textual artifacts (e.g., text messages, instant messages, Facebook and MySpace profiles, etc). Data was interpreted over the course of a year to “ground” a theory of digital literacy that grows out of or that is directly relevant to understanding the role of new media in the literate lives of urban youth. (more )
    • The Boys in the Hood Project
    • The “Boys in the Hood” (BIH) project was a three-year ethnographic study, which examined literacy as it was practiced among a group of young Black men in a large Midwestern city. Its purpose was to broaden understandings of literacy by helping researchers better understand literacy in the lives of urban adolescent Black males. The research was guided by the following questions: How is literacy defined among urban adolescent Black males, and what purposes does it serve across multiple social spaces in their lives? Hence, by analyzing discourse—the “socially accepted association among ways of using language, of thinking, and of acting that can be used to identify oneself as a member of a socially meaningful group or social network” (Gee, 1991)—this work profiled by documenting and describing literacy between the achievement gap as successfully practiced by six urban adolescent Black males. (more )
    • “My Brother’s Keeper” Project
    • The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) project, in conjunction with Michigan State University’s African American Language and Literacy Program, explored issues of language, literacy, and identity among a group of adolescent Black males in Detroit, MI. This work sought to understand how the young men of MBK viewed themselves in relation to language and literacy, as larger social and political structures influenced their subjectivities. While the term subjectivity has a variety of histories, it is used here to represent the young men’s ability to (or degree to which they) imagined and shaped their lives. The project has offered a number of findings in relation to youth subjectivity, which have presented at three conferences (Kirkland, 2002, 2005, 2008). This work also comprises two book chapters and two journal articles. Each of these papers feature the unique ways in which young Black men practice literacy. They also help to illustrate a Black masculine school experience, which can be described as both tragic and hopeful. This experience is movingly articulating in the manuscript “A Lesson Before Dying: Reading in the Whispers,” which has been recently submitted for publication.
  • Harriet B. Klein
    • Phonological acquisition and disorders
    • Language acquisition and disorders
    • Production of vocalic and consonantal 'r'
    • Perception of authentic and distorted 'r' production
  • Kristie Koenig
    • Understanding sensory processing, motor challenges, and preferred interests in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to improve inclusive services.
  • Susan Koff
    • Teaching and Learning in Dance Education
    • Integrated Curriculum
    • Qualitative Research
    • Arts Education
    • Arts Education Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Maris H. Krasnow
    • Teacher Development (pre-servive and inservice)
    • Urban education
    • School reform
    • Special Education
    • Crisis in Early Childhood
  • Carlo Lamagna
    • Innovative concepts in curatorial approaches
    • Arts advocacy
    • Standards and Best Practices for Museum Professional Training
    • Cultural Policy and the Visual Arts
    • Globalization Issues in the Visual Arts
    • Modern and contemporary art and material culture
    • Historic Preservation
    • Reinstallation and interpretation of museum permanent collections
    • Audience access and engagement
  • Esther Lamneck
    • Contemporary Music Performance
    • Electronic Music with Acoustic Instruments
    • Interactive Works with Acoustic Instruments and Ensembles
    • Visuals in Multi Media Production
  • Kristie Lancaster
    • Nutrition, obesity, and related diseases in African Americans
    • Nutrition in hypertension and chronic disease
    • Community-based nutrition intervention
    • Neighborhood food availablity
  • Robert Landy
    • Perceptions of Children through Art and Drama
    • Theatre in Prisons
    • Musical Theatre
    • Drama Therapy
    • Theatre for Individual and Social change
    • Psychoanalysis and Action Psychotherapy
  • Sandra Lang
    • Public art and urban development
    • Corporate Art and Strategic Philanthropy
    • Contemporary Art and Culture
  • Colleen Larson
    • Philosophy of social science
    • Methodologies of interpretive inquiry
    • Sociopolitical theories of equity underpinning social and institutional reform in industrialized and developing nations
    • Politics of multiculturalism
  • Raul Lejano
    • environmental cognition and decision-making
    • non-formal environmental education and participatory action research
    • environmental policy and institutions
    • collective action and the environment
    • narrative policy analysis
  • Mary Leou
    • Teacher Development (pre-service and inservice)
    • Sustainability Education
    • School reform
    • Place-based education
    • Non-formal education
    • Environmental EducationCurriculum
    • Experiential Learning
    • Urban environmental education
  • Susannah Levi
    • Speech Perception
    • Acoustic Analysis
    • Perception of linguistic and talker information in speech
    • Relationship between talker processing, working memory, and linguistic processing
    • Development of talker processing in children with both typical and impaired language development
  • Wen K. Ling
    • Movement/gait analysis
    • Kinesiological EMG
    • Neurological physical therapy
    • Curriculum design
  • Lorena Llosa
    • Program evaluation
    • Second and foreign language teaching and learning
    • Language and science education of ELLs
    • Language assessment
  • James Macinko
    • Primary health care
    • Global health
    • Health services research
    • Social epidemiology
  • Ted Magder
    • The political economy of communication
    • Relationship between systems of mediated communication and democracy
    • Communication policy and law
    • Contemporary media culture and globalization
  • Ann Marcus
    • Comparative International Policy
    • Policy Focused on Issues of Access and Quality
    • Organizational Culture
    • Leadership Studies
  • Camillia Matuk
    • Collaborative learning
    • Creativity
    • Design-based research
    • Design communities
    • Digital media
    • Information visualization
    • Inquiry learning
    • Learning sciences
    • Learning technologies
    • Middle and high school classrooms
    • Scientific visualization
    • STEM education
    • Technology integration
    • Visual narrative
  • Panayotis Mavromatis
    • Music Cognition
    • Computational Modeling
    • Schenkerian Theory
    • Analysis of Early Music
    • Post-Tonal Theory
    • Byzantine Chant
    • Ethnomusicology
  • Matthew Mayhew
    • The Impact of College on Students
    • Moral Development of College Students
    • Student Spirituality
    • High-Risk Drinking Interventions
  • Cynthia McCallister
    • Curriculum
    • Teacher development
    • School reform
    • Literacy assessment and instruction
    • Culture and education
  • Sandee McClowry
    • Supplement to promote diversity in health-related research for Eileen Rodriguez. $90,350.
    • Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators, David Snow and Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, "Testing a Parent/Teacher Collaborative Prevention Model" (2003-08), National Institute of Nursing Research (2R01NR04781): $2,740,000.
    • RESEARCH INTERESTS
    • Temperament-based intervention for elementary school children and their parents and teachers
    • School-based interventions for urban children
    • Cultural adaptations of school-based interventions
    • SELECTED FUNDED RESEARCH
    • Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigators, Erin O'Connor and Elise Cappella,"Testing the Efficacy of INSIGHTS in Enhancing the Academic Learning Context" (2008-12), Institute of Education Sciences (R305A080512), $2,919,913.
    • Principal Investigator, INSIGHTS in Jamaica: A Cultural Adaptation of the Children’s Program. (2013-2014). The Winnifred Hoon Memorial Fund.
    • Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship for Edilma Yearwood, PhD, RN (2001-03): $190,000.Principal Investigator (1996-1999). "A comprehensive school-based clinic at P.S. 307." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: $593,704.
    • Principal Investigator (1992-94). "A nursing assessment strategy: Child temperament phase." National Center for Nursing Research, AREA grant (R15NR03059): $75,000.
    • INSIGHTS in Jamaica
    • Co-investigator (Loraine Cook, PI), Establishing an INSIGHTS in Jamaica Center (2013-16), Funded by the Jamaican CHASE Fund.
    • Co-investigator (Loraine Cook, PI), Testing the effectiveness of INSIGHTS in Jamaica, University of the West Indies, Mona.
    • Principal Investigator (1998-04), Co-Investigators, David Snow and Catherine Tamis-LeMonda. "A school-based intervention for inner city children. National Institute of Nursing Research" (1R01NR04781): $2,250,000.
  • Joseph McDonald
    • School reform
    • Teacher education
    • Educational policy
    • Study of teaching
  • Mary McRae
    • Group and organizational dynamics
    • Race, gender, and social class as they relate to authority and leadership in group and organizational life
    • Interpersonal and group-as-a whole communication from a psychoanalytic (relational cultural theory) and systemic approach
    • Participatory action and narrative research
  • Tsega A. Mehreteab
    • Exercise physiology
    • Fitness and wellness
    • Cardiovascular/pulmonary physical therapy
    • Clinical electrophysiology
  • Gigliana Melzi
    • Discourse and narrative development
    • Parent-child conversations
    • Socio-cultural influences on development
    • Spanish morphology
    • Literacy development
  • Mark Crispin Miller
    • Modern propaganda
    • History and tactics of advertising
    • American film
    • Media ownership
    • Sex education
  • Catherine Milne
    • Coteaching and cogenerative dialogues
    • Teaching and teacher education especially issues of teacher agency and school structures
    • Learning science in urban schools
    • The role of history and philosophy of science in school science
    • Self-assessment and self-evaluation
  • Nicholas Mirzoeff
    • Visual Culture
    • Cultural Studies
    • Climate Chnage
    • Contemporary Art and New Media
    • Disability Studies
  • Marilyn Moffat
    • Cardiovascular/pulmonary physical therapy
    • Orthopedic physical therapy
    • Exercise and fitness
    • National/international professional issues
  • Teboho Moja
  • David Montgomery
    • Drama Pedagogy
    • Arts Partnerships
    • Integrated Arts
    • Teacher Education
    • Qualitative Research
    • Applied Theatre
  • Catherine Moore
    • Strategic music marketing
    • Analysis of current trends in the entertainment industry
    • Cultural trade politics
    • 17th-century Italian music
    • Professional education -- from high school to executive education
    • Global business
  • Terence Moran
    • History of Communication
    • Political Communication
    • Propaganda
  • Randolph Mowry
    • issues in counseling Deaf people who use American Sign Language
    • domestic violence and people with disabilities
    • International Classification of Function, Disability & Health (ICF): Applications with people who are deaf or hard of hearing
    • employment issues with people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Shondel Nero
    • Anglophone Caribbean students' language and education
    • World Englishes and dialects in education
    • Teaching Standard English as a Second Dialect
    • Creole linguistics
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Language and identity
    • Language education policy
    • Second language writing
    • Intercultural competence
  • Marion Nestle
    • Nutrition and food policy and politics
  • Helen Nissenbaum
    • Philosophy of technology
    • Social, ethical, political dimensions of information technology and new media
  • Pedro Noguera
    • Schools and the urban environment
    • Education and economic and social development
    • Education in other countries
    • Race and schooling
    • Immigration/Migration
    • Parents and schools
    • Leadership and school reform
    • Student achievement
  • Marilyn Nonken
    • Spectral Music for Piano
    • 20th- and 21st-Century Piano Music: Literature, Reception, and Performance Practice
    • Ecological Psychology and Music Perception
    • Post-Cagean American Composition
  • Elizabeth Norman
    • Public medicine
    • Bellevue Hospital Center
    • historical inquiry
    • qualitative methodologies
    • women in the military
    • prisoners of war
  • Bridget N. O'Connor
    • corporate/university partnerships
    • transfer of learning
    • workplace learning
  • Niyati Parekh
    • Nutrition and cancer
    • Diet, lifestyle and chronic diseases in older adults
    • Obesity, metabolic syndrome, related blood biomarkers and cancer
    • Interrelationships of dietary and genetic factors and cancer
    • Lifestyle and dietary determinants of obesity and the metabolic syndrome
  • Tae Hong Park
    • Music Information Retrieval
    • Computational Music Analysis
    • Acoustic/Electro-Acoustic Music Composition
    • Audio Signal Processing
  • Kenneth Peacock
    • Musical Perception
    • Multimedia Digital Processing
    • Computer Music Composition
    • Linear Analysis/Music Theory
  • Anita Perr
    • Long term interest in research involving the use of assistive technology especially seating and wheeled mobility, computer use, and environmental access.
  • Domingo J. Piñero
    • Nutrition and poverty
    • Public health nutrition
    • Iron nutrition in populations at risk
    • Iron nutrition and cognitive development
    • Nutrition in pediatrics
    • Nutrition in Hispanics
    • International nutrition
    • Demography and nutrition
  • Jan Plass
    • Cognitive Load Theory
    • Cognitive and Emotional Factors in Educational Design
    • Cognitive Science, Learning Sciences, Educational Technologies
    • Information Architecture, Information Design, and Interaction Design for Educational Environments
    • Simulations and Games for Education
    • Science Learning
    • Second-Language Acquisition
  • Sally Poole
    • Patient Outcomes
    • Managed Care & its effect on the delivery of OT services to the hand injured patients
    • Physical and psychological impact on patients with traumatic hand injuries
  • Gerald Pryor
    • Photography
    • Video
    • Performance
    • Art
    • Life
    • Contemporary Chinese Art
  • Arvind Rajagopal
    • My research and scholarly writing over the last ten years have focused on the constitutive role of media in linking political-economic processes such as market deregulation and the rise of new image and knowledge-based economies, with transformations of public and political culture. In particular, my research seeks to understand how political authority changes when multicultural societies with recently nationalized state apparatuses simultaneously experience the growth of communications, rising consumption, market deregulation, and a diminishing monopoly over the legitimate means of coercion. I ask how print and electronic media together enable the rise of more democratic public cultures and social relations, even as they are also crucial to the rise of new disciplinary technologies. In the process, I highlight the drawbacks of Eurocentric accounts of media and technology that relegate non-western developments to the status of marginalia and aberration.
  • Smita Rao
    • Translational research in diabetes and osteoarthritis
    • Gait analysis, plantar pressure
    • Self-reported outcomes, musculoskeletal imaging
    • Evidence-based Practice, Sports Medicine
    • Kinematic and computational models of the foot
  • Diane Ravitch
    • History of Education, Politics of Education, Federal Policy, Urban Education
  • Krishnendu Ray
    • He is currently working on his next book-length project tentatively titled "Taste, Toil and Ethnicity."
  • Christina Reuterskiold
    • The relationship between oral and written language
    • Working memory and language skills in children
    • Childrens' narrative skills
    • Contextual effects on language processing in children
  • Mary Sue Richardson
    • Qualitative research methods
    • Narrative theory
    • Counseling/clinical theory
    • Vocational psychology
  • Richard Richardson
    • Higher Education Policy
    • Government Policy and Higher Education Performance
    • Systemic Change in Higher Education
    • Quality Indicators for Higher Education
  • Agnieszka Roginska
    • 3D Sound
    • HRTF Measurement Techniques
    • Auditory Displays
    • Virtual Environment Simulation
    • Geometric Acoustic Reconstruction
    • Acoustic Sensing
    • Augmented Hearing
  • Robert Rowe
    • Interactive Music Systems
    • Algorithmic Composition
    • Music and Cognition
  • Ronald Sadoff
    • Film Music/Film Scoring
    • Music Theory/Analysis
    • Music History
    • Expressive Performance Analysis
  • Joe Salvatore
    • Site specific theatre
    • Ethnotheatre / Ethnodrama / Interview Theatre
    • Directing practice
    • Play development
    • Dramaturgy
    • Play Analysis
    • Teaching and directing Shakespeare
    • Character study
    • Queer theory and performance
  • Lisa Sasson
    • Dietetics education
    • Food Related Attitudes and Beliefs
    • Weight maintenance and behavior modification
    • Nutrition education
  • David Schroeder
    • Jazz Education
    • Jazz Performance
    • Jazz Composition
    • Jazz History
    • World Music
    • Career Development as Performers
  • Barbara Schwartz
    • Social Skills of Preschool Children with Disabilities
    • Head Start Services to Children with Disabilities
    • Friendship Development in Inclusive Settings
  • Judith Schwartz
    • American artists who work in traditional craft media in non-traditional ways
    • Identification, documentation, and aesthetic analysis of American artists who deal with social commentary in sculpture
    • Multiculturalism in the Crafts
    • Design Education in the Crafts
  • Marc A. Scott
    • Statistics
    • Stratification
    • Work and Occupations
    • Economics of Education
    • Higher Education
    • Biostatistics
  • Edward Seidman
    • Current Research Activities and Interests I am actively involved in two new research activities that grow out of prior interests and work: 1) understanding the impact of middle school transitions; and 2) developing the measurement of teacher practices and classroom processes (social regularities) that are cost-efficient, rigorous, and useful for feedback to teachers to improve their performance. 1. Middle School Transitions In collaboration with Dr. Elise Capella, we are conducting a secondary analysis study using a nationally representative sample of schools and children for who repeated waves of data have been collected from Kindergarten to 8th grade. We are trying to understand the impact of both differential timing of the transition to middle grade schools (e.g., at 5th, 6th, or 7th grade versus a K-8 school) and the differential quality of sending and receiving school (e.g., heterogeneity of population, climate) on youth outcomes. 2. Measuring Teacher Practices I am collaborating with Dr. Aber on a large-scale randomized control trial on an integrated classroom-based socio-emotional, literacy, and numeracy intervention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Here I have taken primary responsibility for the development of a measure of teacher practices and classroom processes that will be cost-efficient, rigorous, and provide feedback to teachers to improve their performance. These results will enable us to see if we have altered the classroom as a setting and to examine whether student-level outcomes are mediated by changes in these classroom practices, Previous Research on Adolescent Development in the Urban Context In the recent past, and in collaboration with Drs. Larry Aber and LaRue Allen, I have conducted a longitudinal study of over 1400 economically at-risk urban adolescents, known as the Adolescent Pathways Project (APP; Seidman, 1991). The bulk of my work on the APP has focused on several major issues: 1) understanding how the normative transitions from elementary to junior high school and from junior to senior high school impact developmental trajectories; 2) developing a holistic understanding of how the unique constellations of daily transactions of youth with their family, peers, school, and neighborhood are associated with different developmental outcomes; and 3) discovering and understanding profiles of contextual competence. 1. Normative School Transitions The transition into junior high school seems to be far more problematic than the transition into high school. While academic performance drops across both transitions, self-esteem only declines across the transition to junior high school (Seidman et al, 1994, 1996). These changes do not vary as a function of student gender or race/ethnicity. After making the transition to junior high school the students become more disengaged from the educational enterprise: They report increased academic hassles, decreased support from teachers, and reduced extracurricular involvement. Two years after this school transition, these effects are not attenuated. Currently, we are examining the long-term effects, i.e., five years later, of these normative transitions and the potential factors that moderate and mediate these effects, e.g., racial/ethnic identity. As we have begun to look at individual trajectories of self-esteem across the transition to junior high school and beyond, we find that there are seven different patterns of change in self-esteem over time, not one (Seidman & French, 2004). Only two of these self-esteem trajectories experience immediate and dramatic declines in self-esteem across the transition year even though they were relatively high in self-esteem before commencing the transition to junior high school. These two trajectories are not differentiated from the other two trajectories that began high in self-esteem in terms of any personality or individual demographic variables. On the other hand, the students constituting the trajectories that declined dramatically were more likely to reside in under-resourced neighborhoods and families. These families appeared too over taxed to be able to provide the support needed for youth to successfully make this difficult school transition. 2. Holistic Views of Family, Peers, and Neighborhood Settings In a series of studies, we have looked holistically at youth perceived daily hassles, social support, and involvement with family, peer, and neighborhood (Seidman et al., 1998, 1999). Within each setting youth describe a series of dramatically different constellations of perceived transactions. These different constellations of transactions place youth at differential levels of risk/protection, in terms, of self-esteem, depression, and antisocial behavior. When we examine the joint effects of family and peer profiles on self-esteem, we find a strong association between family and peer profiles that are similar, yet peer transactions also partially mediate the association between family transactions and self-esteem (Roberts et al., 2000). 3. Contextual Competence Most recently, we have uncovered nine distinct constellations of youths' behavioral and perceptual self-reports of engagement and performance with peer, school, athletic, employment, cultural, and religious contexts when they are 16 to 17 years of age. We refer to these as profiles of contextual competence (Pedersen et al., under review). Overall, profiles with high engagement in only a single context, such as religion or athletics, do not buffer youths from negative developmental outcomes. Profiles representing high engagement and performance with two or more contexts are associated with higher self-esteem and lower depression. At the same time, profiles marked by high engagement in the risky contexts of athletics or employment are associated with greater delinquency. These results have important implications for planning of services by youth organizations. Using these profiles of contextual competence in conjunction with the youth's time diaries, we plan to examine the association between profile and time use. We also plan to examine the direct and indirect effects of family and peer transactions during early adolescence on the profiles of contextual competence that emerge in middle adolescence. 4. 
Intervention and Policy Our research on school transitions has lead to evidence-based major policy recommendations for educational reform (Seidman, Aber, & French, 2003; Seidman, in preparation). We have found that the transition to the junior high school is riskier than the transition to senior high school because a greater developmental mismatch occurs at the time of the transition to junior high school. That is, early adolescents experience numerous biological, cognitive, emotional, and social changes. These changes occur at a time when students make the shift from an elementary school setting in which all the students and teachers are known to each other to one in which they are shuffled from one unfamiliar teacher and set of classmates to another classroom every 40 minutes. Our findings, in conjunction with other literature, lead us to recommend that: a) more resources and attention be directed toward the organization of schooling during early adolescence; b) ideally, early adolescents should attend K-8 schools; and c) when K-8 schools are not feasible, middle grades schools need to be reorganized into smaller and more stable environments attuned to the developmental needs of early adolescents to maintain their engagement in the educational enterprise.
  • Selcuk Sirin
    • Development in Context
    • Immigrant and Minority Youth Development
    • Psychological Adjustment
    • Political Engagement
    • Meta-analysis
    • Polling and Marketing Research
  • Nancy Smithner
    • Contemporary Acting and Directing Styles
    • Physical and Experimental Theatre
    • Integrated Arts in the Curriculum
    • Feminist Theory
    • Teacher Training and Preparation
  • Frances Stage
    • college student access and success
    • mathematics/science majors and careers
    • application of psychological theories to academic learning
    • research methods
  • Nicole Starosielski
    • Digital Media
    • Communication Infrastructure
    • Environmental Media
    • Globalization
    • Media and Materiality
    • Technology & Society
  • Celia Stewart
    • Voice and Voice Disorders;
    • Neurogenic Communicative Disorders;
    • Dysphagia
  • Lisa Stulberg
    • sociology of race and education, African American schooling, urban schooling, school choice, charter schools, affirmative action, LGBTQ politics and social change
  • Lisa Suzuki
    • Multicultural Assessment
    • Multicultural Counseling
  • Catherine Tamis-LeMonda
    • Culture
    • Father Involvement
    • Parenting
    • Language development and social cognition
    • Cognitive development
    • Infancy and Early Child development
  • Lixing (Frank) Tang
    • Foreign/second language teacher education
    • Foreign/second laguage teacher professional development
    • Learning styles and learning strategies
    • Teaching Chinese as a foreign language
    • Action research in second/foreign language classrooms
    • Comparative education
  • Helga Tawil-Souri
    • Contemporary issues in Israel-Palestine
    • Media and cultural politics in the Middle East
    • Globalization, capitalism, 'development'
    • Critical geography, borders, spatiality, territoriality
    • Media and hi-tech infrastructure and materiality
    • Contemporary Palestinian politics and culture
  • Philip Taylor
    • applied theatre
    • arts education
    • qualitative research
    • reflective praxis
    • educational inquiry
  • Robert Teranishi
    • Higher education and social mobility
    • Race, ethnicity, and the stratification of college opportunities
    • College access and completion
  • Robert Tobias
    • Assessment
    • Accountability in Education
    • Teacher Education
  • Diana Turk
    • teaching history for democratic change
    • civic education
    • 19th and 20th Century U. S. History
    • social studies curriculum and instruction
    • women's history
    • ethnography & oral history
    • material culture
    • technology in social studies classrooms
  • Diana Van Lancker Sidtis
    • Speech and language changes in basal ganglia disease
    • Right hemisphere function
    • Aphasia
    • Acoustics of normal and disordered speech
    • Voice perception and prosody
    • Formulaic anguage function in language disorders
    • Special cases in speech and language dysfunction
  • Gerald Voelbel
    • The investigation of cognitive impairment associated with concussions and other brain injuries.
    • Investigations of cognitive remediation methods to improve cognitive deficits and functional impairments in neurological and psychiatric populations.
    • Functional and structural neuroimaging tools to identify biomarkers associated with cognitive impairment and cognitive rehabilitation.
  • Aurora Wallace
    • Media and Urban Space
    • Architecture
    • American Newspapers
    • Crime and Media
    • Advertising History
  • Niobe Way
    • Center for Research on Development, Culture, and Education(Catherine Tamis-Lemonda, Hiro Yoshikawa, Joshua Aronson, Diane Hughes, co-PIs) Niobe Way is a Principal Investigator on a newly funded Center for Research on Development, Culture, and Education. The aim of the Center is to understand the ways in which families, peers, schools, and the Media, influence the academic engagement and performance of New York City children and adolescents. Furthermore, the center aims to examine how these processes vary by culture (i.e., ethnicity, social class, gender, and immigrant status). The research that is being conducted as part of the center involves two cohorts who will be followed over a three year period. The first cohort will involve 18 month old infants who will be followed until they enter school at 4 years of age. The second cohort will involve 6th graders who will be followed through middle school. The methods use to assess the research questions will include standardized measures, indepth interviews, and observations. Children and their parents, as well as teachers and administrators in the schools, will be asked to provide their perspectives on these issues. The Center is funded for five years by the National Science Foundation.
    • Friendships among Urban Adolescents from Low-Income Families
    • Niobe Way is Principal Investigator on two studies of adolescent friendships. One study focuses on high school students and the other focuses on middle school students. Both studies are longitudinal and aim to understand friendship development among urban, African American, Latino, and Asian American adolescents from low-income families.The specific aim of both studies is to understand how adolescents experience their friendships as they go through adolescence, how these friendships change over time, and how contextual influences (e.g., family relationships, school cultures, neighborhood environments) shape the development of adolescent friendships. The studies use both quantitative and qualitative methods. The quantitative methods involve standardized questionnaires, and the qualitative methods involve indepth interviews and participant observations. The high school study (The Connections Project) involves over 150 youth who are being followed over a period of four years. The middle school study (The R.E.A.L. Project) involves approximately 120 youth who are being followed over a period of three years. The studies are funded by The National Science Foundation and The William T. Grant Foundation.
    • The Predictors, Consequences, and Experiences of Perceived School Climate among Middle School Children (Jean Rhodes, co-PI, Spencer Foundation)
    • In collaboration with Dr. Ranjini Reddy and Dr. Peter Mulhall, we are exploring the effects of various aspects of school climate on middle school students’ adjustment. Within this context, we have tested conceptual models of the predictors and multiple effects of teacher support, perceived school climate, and health behavior on self-esteem, depression, and academic outcomes. Additional analyses are underway to determine whether different pathways and trajectories emerge as a function of school ecology and students’ gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The study makes use of data from a three-year longitudinal study of early adolescents from 90 middle schools across Illinois. The students were all attending sixth through eighth grade middle schools. Data were collected at multiple levels including student reports, teacher reports, standardized test scores, and school characteristics.
    • Parental Socialization of Academic Achievement, Ethnicity and Race, and Peer Relations in African American, Dominican, and Chinese American families
    • Niobe Way and Dr.Diane Hughes are collaborating on a grant funded by the William T. Grant foundation. The purpose of this multi-method study is to describe African American, Dominican, and Chinese American parents’ socialization beliefs and goals as these pertain to adolescents’ (a) academic achievement, (b) ethnic and racial experiences and attitudes, and (c) peer relations. The study uses ethnography, in-depth interviewing, and surveys to explore parents’ beliefs and goals and how these beliefs and goals change over time. Approximately 250 parents will be followed over a three-year period as their adolescent children progress through middle school (6th through 8th grade). The adolescent children will be a part of another study (see the description of the CRCDE above.)
  • Kevin Weaver
    • Orthopedic physical therapy
    • Manual techniques
    • Ergonomics/biomechanics
    • Business management/reimbursement issues
  • Sharon L. Weinberg
    • Applied Statistics
    • Faculty Diversity
    • Higher Education
    • Statistics Education
    • Evaluation
  • Gregory Wolniak
    • Socioeconomics of higher education
    • Effects of college on students
    • Access and choice
  • Brann J. Wry
    • Marketing the Performing Arts, the New Demographic
    • Governance: Best Practices For Boards of Trustees of Performing Arts Organizations
    • Transitions and Successions in Arts Organizations: Board and Staff Succession Planning
  • Jonathan Zimmerman
    • Twentieth Century History of Education
    • Democratic Community and Education
    • Immigration History
    • The influence of schools on development
  • Kathleen Ziol-Guest
    • Child and Family Policy
    • Poverty and Inequality
    • Residential Instability
    • Living Arrangements and Family Structure