Proseminar Series 2016-2017

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, followed by a 25 minute didactic session for IES-PIRT fellows only, during the academic year.

Fall 2016

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

9/12

Course Introduction
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place

9/19

Orla Doyle University College Dublin Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: Intervening Early to Promote School Readiness: An RCT of the Preparing for Life program

Abstract

9/26

Discussion
(Instructors and fellows only)

 

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

10/3

Rekha Balu MDRC Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: Research design and implementation considerations with technology-driven interventions

Abstract

10/17

David Francis University of Houston 

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Scaling Up Effective Reading Interventions for EL Students"

Abstract

10/24

Student Presentations: Andy Ribner; Sarah Kabay

 

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

10/31

Student Presentations: Rachel McKinnon; Bryant Hopkins  

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

11/7

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

11/14

Student Presentations: Kate Schwartz; Sophia Hwang   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

11/21

Stella Flores NYU Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “The Effect of English Language Learner Program Participation on College-Access Outcomes”

Abstract

11/28

Student Presentations: Parham Horn; Gerard Torrats-Espinosa   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

12/5

Catherine Snow Harvard Graduate School of Education 

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Evaluating a discussion-based literacy program: Challenges of doing practice-embedded educational research"

Abstract

12/12

Student Presentations: Kristin Black; Travis Cramer   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

TUES
12/13

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

Spring 2017

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

1/23

Course Introduction
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

1/30

Lindsay Page University of Pittsburgh

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Customized Nudging to Improve FAFSA Completion and Income Verification"

Abstract

2/6

Thomas DiPrete

Columbia University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Preparation, Selection, and College Performance: Explaining the Black-White Gap in Bachelor’s Degree Completion"

Abstract

2/13

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

2/27

Menbere Shiferaw & Jason Rarick    Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/6

PIRT Alumni Panel   

Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place

3/20

Sean Reardon

Stanford University

Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 406

Title: “200 million test scores and what do we know? Income, race, and the geography of educational opportunity in the U.S.”

Abstract

3/27

 Chantal Hailey & Natalia Rojas  

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/3

 Sarah Rosenbach & Paula Daneri   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/10

Gema Zamarro University of Arkansas Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Measuring Teacher Non-cognitive Skills and its Impact on Students: Insight from the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database"

Abstract

4/17

 Jill Gandhi & Nicholas Mark   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/24

 Fabian Barch & Sana Fatima   Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

5/1

Kirabo Jackson Northwestern University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending"

Abstract

5/8

Training Completion Ceremony
(Instructors and fellows only)
  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

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