Proseminar Series 2011-2012

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. 

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

Fall 2011

9/12

(Instructors & fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W
9/19

Ronald Ferguson

Harvard Kennedy School Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Educational Excellence with Equity: a Social Movement for the 21st Century"

9/26

Johanna Lacoe & Sharon Wolf

NYU IES-PIRT Fellows

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W
10/17

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal

University of Pittsburgh Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Income and Child Development During the Transition to School"

10/24

Jennifer Hill

New York University Steinhardt/PRIISM Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Generalizing results from experiments to broader populations: the importance of flexible estimation strategies”

TUES
11/1

Cecilia Rouse Princeton University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Paying for Performance: The Education Impacts of a Community College Scholarship Program for Low-income Adults"

Abstract

11/7

Karly Ford & Dana McCoy NYU IES-PIRT Fellows  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

11/14

Daisy Jackson & Keren Horn NYU IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

11/21

Joshua Angrist MIT Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "The Elite Illusion: Achievement Effects at Boston and New York Exam Schools"

Abstract

11/28

Angela Duckworth

University of Pennsylvania

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Self-Discipline Outdoes IQ in Predicting Academic Performance of Adolescents"

Abstract

12/5

(Instructors & fellows only)   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Spring 2012

1/23

(Instructors & fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

1/30

Daniela Del Boca

New York University
IHDSC Research Associate

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Exploring the impacts of public childcare on mothers and children in Italy: does rationing play a role?"

Abstract

2/6

Lindsay Page

Harvard University
Department of Statistics

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Principal stratification as a framework for investigating mediational processes in experimental settings"

Abstract

2/13

Rachel Cole & Jonathan Bearak

IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

2/27

Justina Grayman & Meghan McCormick IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/5

Allison Friedman & Jessica Boccardo

IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/19

Jeannie Kim & Sarah Cordes

IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/26

Barbara Schneider

Michigan State University
Department of Sociology
Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "The College Ambition Program: Improving Opportunities for High School Students Transitioning to College"

Abstract

4/2

Howard Bloom

MDRC
Chief Research Scientist
Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Learning From Impact Variation: Principles and Practice"

4/9

Doreet Preiss & Jacob Leos-Urbel

IES-PIRT Fellows

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/16

Maia Connors & Michah Rothbart IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/23

Emilyn Ruble & Christine Baker-Smith

IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/30

Vanessa Coca & Alexandra Ursache IES-PIRT Fellows  TBA

5/7

Training Completion Ceremony   Torch Club