Carl A Grant Scholars Lecture

May 2, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00

Educational Sciences, Room 259

Dana Miller-Cotto

Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh

Dana Miller-Cotto's research applies a psychological, ecological systems theory perspective to math and science achievement. She aims to understand the associations among antecedent factors (e.g. SES, race) and opportunities (e.g., classroom instruction, home and child care experiences,) factors that shape children’s readiness in math and science. As a result, my research focuses on two strands. The first strand focuses on determining early predictors of student readiness in math and science. The second strand focuses on evaluating classroom instructional practices based on learning principles in cognitive psychology and how they can promote or inhibit math and science learning. I use experimental, longitudinal and meta-analytic approaches to examine these two strands.