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Travis Cramer

Applied Psychology Adjunct Faculty

Applied Psychology

Travis Cramer is doctoral candidate in the Psychology and Social Intervention program in the Department of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt and an Institute of Educational Sciences Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program Fellow. His research focuses on teacher workforce development, children’s social-emotional development, and program implementation and quality improvement. Travis works with Pamela Morris and Elise Cappella on multiple research projects aimed to support workforce development and preschool quality within New York City’s universal preschool expansion. Travis also works closely with a large nonprofit service provider to identify how children's and families’ needs for services vary across communities in New York City. Travis graduated from Dartmouth College magna cum laude with a degree in Anthropology. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Travis taught elementary school and worked as a research assistant on projects studying kindergarten readiness and mindfulness interventions.

Selected Publications

Cramer, T., Morris, P., Blair, C., & Family Life Project Key Investigators. (2019). Teacher reports of social-emotional development: Moving from measure to construct. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 48, 98-110.

Cramer, T. & Cappella, E. (2019). Who are they and what do they need: Characterizing and supporting the early childhood assistant teacher workforce in a large urban district. American Journal of Community Psychology, 63, 312–323.