Proseminar Series 2014-2015

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 12:00-1:20PM during the academic year. 

Fall 2014

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

9/8

Course introduction
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

9/15

Agustina Laurito & Christine Baker-Smith

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

9/22
*12:30pm-
1:50pm*

Adam Gamoran
(Co-sponsored with CASSR)

WT Grant Foundation

*Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 905*

Title: “Inequality is the Problem: What’s Our Response?”

Abstract

9/29

Tingting Ding & Joseph Mullins

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

10/6

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

10/20

James Kim Harvard University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Effects of Scaffolded Summer Reading on Elementary School Children’s Reading Comprehension, Reading Engagement, and Peer Advice Networks: Results from a Statewide Randomized Experiment”

Abstract

10/27

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

11/3

Gregory Wolniak NYU Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Competitive college admissions: A mechanism for mobility or reproducing inequality?”

Abstract

11/10

Amy Hsin Queens College Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Explaining Asian Americans’ Academic Advantage over Whites”

Abstract

11/17

Marissa King

Yale University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Medical Adaptation to Academic Pressure: Schooling, Stimulant Use, and Socioeconomic Status”

Abstract

11/24

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

12/1

Vanessa Coca & Jessica Harding NYU PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W
12/8

Joshua Brown
*CANCELED*

Fordham University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Wed
12/10

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

Spring 2015

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

1/26

Course Introduction
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

2/2

Instructors and fellows only

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

2/9

Menbere Shiferaw & Sarah Kabay

NYU PIRT Fellows

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

2/23

Jessaca Spybrook

Western Michigan University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Moving Beyond the Average Treatment Effect: A Look at Power Analyses for Moderator Effects in Cluster Randomized Trials”

Abstract

3/2

Rachel McKinnon, Jason Rarick, & Peter Rich NYU PIRT Affiliates

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/9

Sophia Hwang & Andrew Ribner NYU PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/23

Kathryn Schwartz, Jason Thompson, & Fangqi Wen NYU PIRT Affiliates Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/30

Laura Justice Ohio State University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Moving from the lab to the field in educational research”

Abstract

4/13

Robert Meyer University of Wisconsin-Madison Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Trade-Offs in the Implementation of Observational Ratings Systems"

Abstract

4/20

Kristin Black & Gerard Torrats-Espinosa NYU PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/27

Joshua Brown

Fordham University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Approaches to Promoting Elementary School Educators’ Social and Emotional Competencies, Well-Being, and Capacity for Improving Students’ Social and Emotional Learning and Academic Performance"

Abstract

5/4

Instructors and fellows only   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

5/11

Training Completion Ceremony   TBA