AERA Conference Highlights: Original Research by Steinhardt Faculty Members

AERAThe AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. This year, NYU Steinhardt is proud to present the work of nearly 100 faculty, researchers, and students whose research is essential to broadening our understanding of how our community can contribute to creating a more just society through education research and practice.

The AERA Conference will feature presentations by:

Susan B. Neuman
Susan B. Neuman
Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education, is a specialist in early literacy development whose research and teaching interests include early childhood policy, curriculum, and early reading instruction for children who live in poverty.

Thursday, April 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Presentation: Supporting Vocabulary Teaching and Learning in Pre-Kindergarten: The Role of Educative Curriculum Materials

Sunday, April 19, 10:35 a.m-12:05 p.m.
Presentation: Closing the App Gap: The Effects of Educational Media on Low-Income Preschoolers’ School Readiness Skills

Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional, and global contexts.

Sunday, April 19, 4:05-6:05 p.m.
AERA Presidential Session: Public Scholarship for Diverse Democracies: Making Education Research Matter

Jan Plass
Jan Plass
Jan L. Plass, the Paulette Goddard Chair in Digital Media and Learning Sciences, conducts research on the cognitive and emotional aspects of information design and the interaction design of simulations and educational games for science education and second language acquisition.

Friday, April 17, 10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Presentation: Round, Square, or Spiky: Deconstructing the Emotional Design of Video Game Characters

Christopher Hoadley
Christopher Hoadley
Christopher Hoadley, an associate professor of educational communication and technology, designs and builds educational technology and researches the connections between technology, learning, and collaboration. He has more than 35 years experience designing and building educational technology.

Friday, April 17, 4:05-5:35 p.m.
Presentation: From Half-Pipe to Full-fillment: Leveraging Interest-Driven Identities as a Strategy for Technology Learning

Gregory Wolniak
Gregory Wolniak
Gregory Wolniak, a clinical associate professor of higher education, conducts research that centers on advancing understanding education in society and the role of the higher education system in influencing student access, opportunity, and development.

Saturday, April 18, 2:45-4:15 p.m.
Presentation: The Influence of “High-Impact” College Experiences on Early Career Outcomes

Sunday, April 19, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Presentation: New Insights on Athletic Participation and College Student Learning

Early Career Award Honoree

Michael Kieffer
Michael Kieffer
Michael J. Kieffer, an associate professor of literacy education, studies the language development of students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Sunday, April 19, 8:15-9:45 a.m.
Early Career Award (2014) Lecture: Reading Comprehension Development of Students From Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: Integrating Evidence From Ecological, Developmental, Linguistic, and Cognitive Perspectives

Also Presenting

Dana Burde

Monday, April 20, 12:25-1:55 p.m.
Presentation: Violence Against Education: Exploring the Prevalence of This Tactic, Why Insurgents Use It, and How Governments Respond


Edward Fergus

Friday, April 17, 8:15-10:15 a.m.
Presentation: Building Data-Driven Capacity in Out-of-School Time Programs: New York University and the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families Research Partnership

Monday, April 20, 8:15-9:45 a.m.
Presentation: Diverse Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Identity Among Black Males in STEM Education


Okhee Lee

Friday, April 17, 8:15-9:45 a.m.
Presentation: Spontaneous Analogies in Elementary Student Writing: An “Untapped” Resource for Constructing Scientific Explanations


Sandee McClowry

Friday, April 17, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Presentation: Getting a Good Start in School: Differential Effects of INSIGHTS on the Behaviors and Engagement of Children With Challenging Temperaments


Catherine Milne

Monday, April 20, 12:25-1:55 p.m.
Presentation: The Materiality of Scientific Instruments and Why It Might Matter to Science Education


Shondel Nero

Sunday, April 19, 8:15-9:45 a.m.
Presentation: Engaging Multiple Englishes: Anglophone Caribbean Students’ Translanguaging in Secondary School


Frances Stage

Thursday, April 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Presentation: Pathways into College for American Indian and Alaska Native Students