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Who We Are

Co-Directors

J. Lawrence Aber

Willner Family Professor of Psychology and Public Policy and University Professor

lawrence.aber@nyu.edu

Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at Steinhardt, Applied Psychology (On Leave 2019-2020)

hy2042@nyu.edu

Executive Team 
(alphabetical by last name)

Lizzie Goodfriend

Project Managing Director, ECDEC

eg3116@nyu.edu

Marian Haji-Mohamed

Associate Director, Administration & Finance

mhm327@nyu.edu

Research &  Communication, Coordination, Operations (CCO) Staff 
(alphabetical by last name)

Alif Ahmed

Research Associate, ECDEC

ana337@nyu.edu

Douha Boulares

Budget and Communication Associate, PELE

db2636@nyu.edu

Jess Castelyn

Center Coordinator, Administration & Outreach - NYU Abu Dhabi

jessica.castelyn@nyu.edu

Nikki Hill

Operations Coordinator, ECDEC

Yeshim Iqbal

Research Scientist, ECDEC

yi330@nyu.edu

Ha Yeon Kim

Senior Research Scientist

hayeon@nyu.edu

Wendy Palmer

Project Coordinator, ECDEC

wendy.palmer@nyu.edu

Joyce Rafla

Research Associate, ECDEC

Acronyms Index:

  • Early Childhood Development in Emergencies & Conflict (ECDEC)
  • Primary Education & Learning in Emergencies (PELE)

NYU Research Affiliates

  • Edward Seidman, Ph.D
    Professor and Director,
    Psychology and Social Intervention Program
    Department of Applied Psychology, New York University, New York
  • Dana Burde, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor of International Education, New York University, New York
    Affiliate, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University
    Editor-in-Chief, Journal on Education in Emergencies.
  • Rezarta Bilali, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Intervention, New York University, New York
  • Alejandro J. Ganimian Ph.D
    Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology and Economics, New York University, New York
  • Linda Collins, Ph.D
    Professor of Global Public Health, New York University
  • Peter Van der Windt, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Antje Von Suchodoletz, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Samreen Malik, Ph.D
    Associate Professor of Economics, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Jocelyn Bélanger, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Rachel Brulé, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Anaga Ramachandran
    Doctoral Student, Psychology and Social Intervention, New York University, New York
  • Sharon Kim
    Doctoral Student, Psychology and Social Intervention, New York University, New York

External Collaborators

  • Jere Behrman, Ph.D
    William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sharon Wolf, Ph.D 
    Assistant Professor, Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dana Charles McCoy, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Peter F. Halpin, Ph.D
    Associate Professor, Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Andres Molano, Ph.D
    Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes
  • Paul Oburu, Ph.D
    Associate Professor of Psychology, Maseno University
  • Sarah Kabay, Ph.D
    Program Director, Education, Innovations for Poverty Action
  • Maung Nyeu
    Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education