Proseminar Series 2013-2014

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, Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities, 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. 

Fall 2013

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

9/9

Course Introduction
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

9/16

Judith Scott-Clayton

Columbia University
Teachers College
Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Improving the Targeting of Treatment: Evidence from College Remediation”

Abstract

9/23

Rachel Cole & Emilyn Whitesell

NYU IES-PIRT Fellows

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

9/30

Didactic session 
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

10/7

Allison Friedman-Krauss & Sarah Cordes NYU IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

10/21

Eric Hanushek Stanford University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle”

Abstract

10/28

Celene Domitrovich Penn State/
University of Chicago
Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “The Impact of the Head Start REDI Intervention on Children's Trajectories of School Adjustment through Third Grade”

Abstract

11/4

Anne Gregory Rutgers University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Reducing the racial discipline gap through distal or proximal targets of change?”

Abstract

11/11

Michael Hout
(Co-sponsored with IHDSC)
***NOTE DATE CHANGE***

 NYU Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Counterfactuals and Causal Inference in Three-wave Panel Data: Unemployment and Happiness in the GSS Panel, 2008-2010”

Abstract

11/18

Lauren Supplee

Administration for Children and Families

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, 1st Floor Lounge
***NOTE LOCATION CHANGE***

Title: “The Road Less Travelled: Careers Outside of Academia”

Abstract

11/25

Charles Clotfelter
Duke University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “The Aftermath of Accelerating Algebra: Evidence from District Policy Initiatives”

Abstract

12/2

Didactic session   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

12/9

Jeannie Kim & Meghan McCormick NYU IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Wed
12/11

Course conclusion
(Instructors and fellows only)
  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Spring 2014

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

1/27

Instructors and fellows only

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

2/3

Maia Connors & first year fellows & affiliates

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

2/10

Ha Yeon Kim & Jason Thompson NYU IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

2/24

MDRC & Research Alliance

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/3

Michah Rothbart & Christine Baker-Smith NYU IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/10

Vanessa Coca & Agustina Laurito NYU IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/24

Helen Ladd Duke University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Returns to Teacher Experience: Student Achievement and Motivation in Middle School”

Abstract

3/31

Michael Kieffer

NYU Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Effects of Academic Vocabulary Instruction for Linguistically Diverse Adolescents: Evidence from a Randomized Field Trial”

Abstract

4/7

Jessica Harding & Peter Rich NYU IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/21

David Deming

Harvard University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “An Experimental Study of the Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market”

Abstract

4/28

Didactic session 
(Instructors and fellows only)

   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

5/5

Douglas Downey  Ohio State University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Compensation Theory: The Relationship Between Schools and Inequality”

Abstract

5/12

Training Completion Ceremony   Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place

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