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PhD in Developmental Psychology Alumni

The Developmental Psychology Program at NYU demonstrates extraordinary success in placing students in postdoctoral fellowships, academic positions, and research and policy organizations immediately upon graduation, with placements occurring in their final year of study. More specifically, over 90% of our graduates continue to engage in cutting-edge research in developmental science through traditional academic and research tracks. The remaining minority of students pursue work in related fields, including NGO’s (such as Promundo) and non-profit foundations and community agencies (including leading Head Start and Early Head Start programs). 

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Outcomes

The data below depicts job placement information for students who graduated in the NYU Developmental Psychology PhD Program within the past several years.

(N = 26 Graduates)

46.2% Academic Faculty

38.5% researchers at an academic or research institution

7.7% researcher at a policy institute 7.7% researcher at a social service institution


Recent Graduates

After completing their doctorates, students leave our program for prestigious faculty and research positions across the nation:

Academic Faculty

Dr. Yana Kuchirko (2018)

Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tamis-Lemonda

Job Title and Employer: Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College

 

Dr. Allison Friedman-Krauss (2015)

Faculty Mentor: Cybele Raver

Job Title and Employer: Assistant Research Professor, National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.

 

Dr. Rufan Luo (2015)

Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tamis-LeMonda

Job Title and Employer: Postdoctoral Fellow, Temple University

 

Dr. Alexandra Ursache (2014)

Faculty Mentor: Clancy B Blair

Job Title and Employer: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neuro-Epidemiology Training Program at Columbia University

 

Dr. Adina Schick (2012)

Faculty Mentor: Gigliana Melzi

Job Title and Employer: Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University

 

Dr. Erika Niwa

Faculty Mentor: Niobe Way

Job Title and Employer: Assistant Professor, CUNY - Brooklyn College

 

Dr. Carlos Santos

Faculty Mentor: Niobe Way

Job Title and Employer: Assistant Professor, University of California: Los Angeles

 

Dr. Onnie Rogers

Faculty Mentor: Niobe Way

Job Title and Employer: Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

 

Dr. Lana Karasik

Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tamis-LeMonda

Job Title and Employer: Assistant Professor, CUNY - Staten Island

 

Dr. Karen McFadden

Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tamis-LeMonda

Job Title and Employer: Assistant Professor, CUNY - Brooklyn College

 

Dr. Jacqueline Shannon

Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tamis-LeMonda

Job Title and Employer: Assistant Professor, CUNY - Brooklyn College

 

Researcher at an Academic or Research Institution

Dr. Eric Finegood (2018)

Faculty Mentor: Clancy Blair

Job Title and Employer: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University

 

Dr. Alyssa Pintar (2018)

Faculty Mentor: Clancy Blair and Catherine Tamis-Lemonda

Job Title and Employer: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota

 

Dr. Joy Lorenzo Kennedy (2015)

Faculty Mentor: Gigliana Melzi

Job Title and Employer: Research Scientist for Databrary Project, New York University

 

Dr. Singh Sukhmani (2015)

Faculty Mentor: Selcuk Sirin

Job Title and Employer: Project Director, New York University

 

Dr. Juliette Berg

Faculty Mentor: J. Lawrence Aber

Job Title and Employer: Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research

 

Dr. Margaret Caspe

Faculty Mentor: Gigliana Melzi

Job Title and Employer: Director of Research and Professional Learning, Global Family Research Project at Harvard University

 

Dr. John Protzko

Faculty Mentor: Joshua Aronson

Job Title and Employer: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California-Santa Barbara

 

Dr. Elizabeth Spier

Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tamis-Lemonda

Job Title and Employer: Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research

 

Dr. Catalina Torrente (2013)

Job Title and Employer: Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

 

Researcher at a Social Service Organization

Dr. Taveeshi Gupta (2015)

Faculty Mentor: Niobe Way

Job Title and Employer: Research Scientist,Promundoe


Dr. Tonia Cristafaro

Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tamis-Lemonda

Job Title and Employer: Director of Early Childhood, Early Headstart NYC - University Settlement

 

Researcher at Policy Institute

Dr. Paula Daneri (2018)

Faculty Mentor: Clancy B Blair

Job Title and Employer: Congressional Fellowship, Society for Research in Child Development

 

Dr. Rachel McKinnon (2017)

Faculty Mentor: 

Job Title and Employer: Congressional Fellow, Office of Senator Robert P. Casey Jr.