Kristin Black is an NYU-PIRT fellow at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools and a doctoral student in the Teaching and Learning department at NYU Steinhardt, with a focus on English education. Her work at the Research Alliance supports the NYC Partnership for College Readiness and Success.
Prior to joining the Research Alliance, Kristin taught English for eight years at the high school and community college level. For five of those years she taught developmental reading and writing at the City Colleges of Chicago, which sparked her interest in research focused on how underprepared students fare in higher education settings. Kristin is particularly interested in how college teachers introduce underprepared students to the reading and writing practices that are typically taken for granted in higher education.
Kristin holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English literature and language from the University of Virginia.