Proseminar Series 2008-2009

The Institute for Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program is an interdisciplinary fellowship program designed to train students of diverse backgrounds to become outstanding researchers in the educational sciences. In addition to funding doctoral students from the six affiliated departments across NYU (Steinhardt/Applied Psychology, Teaching and Learning, Humanities and the Social Sciences, and the Institute for Education and Social Policy; GSAS/Economics and Sociology; and the Wagner School of Public Service) the program includes a proseminar series. The series brings together presentations by both NYU and external experts who will help to introduce, reintroduce, and consolidate students' advanced understanding of the concepts of internal, external, construct, and statistical validity.

The proseminars are held on Mondays from 12:00-1:30PM during the academic year. 

Date

Speakers

Affiliated University and Department

Presentation

Location

Fall 2008

9/8

J. Lawrence Aber & Amy Schwartz

NYU: Applied Psychology, Wagner & Wagner, HMSS-Steinhardt

(Instructors and Students ONLY)

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542

9/15

Richard Arum

NYU: Sociology, HMSS-Steinhardt

"Educational attainment, teacher/student ratios and adult incarceration risk among U.S. birth cohorts since 1910"

IESP
Pless Hall
7th floor

9/22

Rachelle Brunn

NYU: Wagner

"Where are all the boys? Examining the black-white gender gap in postsecondary attainment"

Sociology
Puck Building
4th floor

9/29

Dalton Conley

NYU: Sociology

 

Sociology
Puck Building
4th floor

10/6

Sean Corcoran

NYU: HMSS-Steinhardt, Wagner

"Income inequality, the median voter, and the support for public education"

Economics
19 W 4th Street
5th floor

10/20

Bill Evans

University of Notre Dame: Economics

"The impact of local labor market conditions on the demand for education: Evidence from Indian casinos"

IESP
Pless Hall
7th floor

10/27

Fred Morrison

University of Michigan: Psychology

"Individualizing student instruction: Helping all children learn"

HMSS
Kimball Hall
3rd floor

11/3

James Kemple

NYU: Teaching and Learning

"Improving youth labor market prospects: Long-term findings from career academies"

Economics
19 W 4th Street
5th floor

11/10

Elise Cappella

NYU: Teaching and Learning

"Rigorous, responsive, and responsible: Intervention research with children in urban school community-contexts"

IESP
Pless Hall
7th floor

11/17

Leigh Linden

Columbia University: Economics, International and Public Affairs

"Testing alternative approaches to conditional cash transfer programs in education: Evidence from Colombia"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
5th floor

11/24

Cybele Raver

NYU: Applied Psychology, Wagner

"Targeting children's behavior problems in preschool classrooms: A cluster-randomized controlled trial"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
5th floor

12/1

Christopher Weiss

Columbia University: ISERP

"Re-examining the transition to high school"

Economics
19 W 4th Street
5th floor

12/8

J. Lawrence Aber & Amy Schwartz

NYU: Applied Psychology & Wagner, HMSS-Steinhardt

(Instructors and Students ONLY)

IHDSC
726 Broadway
5th floor

Spring 2009

1/26

C. Cybele Raver & Richard Arum

NYU: Applied Psychology, Wagner & Sociology, HMSS-Steinhardt

(Instructors and Students ONLY)

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 541

2/2

Larry Hedges 

Northwestern University: Institute for Policy Research

"How large are teacher effects?" and "Generalization from experiments"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542

2/9

Doreet Preiss, Jacob Leos-Urbel, & Daisy Jackson

NYU: IES-PIRT

Preiss: "School rights project: Law and the dynamics of everyday school life"
Leos-Urbel: "Well-being of South African children: Household, community, and policy influences"
Jackson: "MTP-L2L adaptation project: Bridging education and mental health in urban elementary schools"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542

2/23

Fuhua Zhai

NYU: IHDSC

"Effects of Head Start on children's outcomes: Evidence from a propensity score matching approach"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542

3/6

Susanna Loeb

Stanford University: Education

"Learning to teach? Pathways into teaching and student achievement in NYC"

Pless Hall
82 WSQ East
5th floor

3/9

J. Lawrence Aber

NYU: Applied Psychology, Wagner

"Promoting the social-emotional and literacy development of low-income children: Results from a school randomized trial" (part 2 here)

Pless Hall
82 WSQ East
5th floor

3/23

Kathleen Sikkema

Duke University: Psychology & Neuroscience

 "Community-level HIV prevention trials: Design, implementation, and effectiveness"

Pless Hall
82 WSQ East
5th floor

3/30

Adam Gamoran

University of Wisconsin-Madison: WCER

"Curriculum change and causal inference: Experimental effects on elementary science achievement"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542

4/6

Florencia Torche

NYU: Sociology

 "The effect of maternal stress on birth outcomes: Using a major earthquake as a natural experiment"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542

4/13

Melissa Velez & Karen McFadden

NYU: IES-PIRT

Velez: "Time use and academic achievement"
McFadden: "The Foundations of Learning: Impact of a behavioral intervention on low-income preschool classrooms"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542

4/21

Jeffrey Smith [Co-Sponsored with IHDSC and CASSR]

University of Michigan: Economics

"Using experiments as benchmarks for non-experimental estimators of causal effects: What have we learned?"

Wagner
Puck Building
2nd floor

4/27

Jennifer Hill

NYU: HMSS-Steinhardt

 "Why we (usually) don't need to worry about multiple comparisons"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542

5/4

Amy Schwartz 

NYU: Wagner, HMSS-Steinhardt

"Age of entry and the high school performance of immigrant youth"

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542

5/11

C. Cybele Raver & Richard Arum

NYU: Applied Psychology, Wagner & Sociology, HMSS-Steinhardt

(Instructors and Students ONLY)

IHDSC
726 Broadway
Room 542