LRDC News & Awards

Ming-Te Wang, LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, Education, has been awarded the 2017 Richard E. Snow Award for Early Career Contributions in Educational Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA).   

February 2017


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor in Education, Lindsay Page, and Director of Center for Urban Studies, Rich Milner, have been included in the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published by Ed Week.    View

January 11, 2017


Lindsay C. Page has been named to the Board of Directors for the Society of Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE).    View

January 2017


Lindsay Page's research on college transition was cited in the January 6 New York Times article on “Test Your Way to College.”    View

January 6, 2017


Melissa Libertus, LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, Psychology, and LRDC alum Roberta Golinkoff, Professor, Education, University of Delaware, were published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on-line Philly.com “Commentary: Good Math Skills Begin at Home.” The article was also published in the Virgin Islands Daily News.    View

January 2, 2017


Lindsay C. Page, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Research Methodology, and Jennifer Iriti, LRDC Research Associate and Director, Evaluation for Learning Group, were featured in the Pitt Chronicle article "Research on Pittsburgh Promise Shows 'Match' Matters."    View

December 15, 2016


LRDC Research Associate and Director of Evaluation for Learning Group Jennifer Iriti has been awarded a grant from the Pittsburgh School District to evaluate the Summer Dreamers Academy.   

December 2016


LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, Education, Jennifer Lin Russell and her colleagues have been awarded a grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation for an "Evaluation of the Better Math Teaching Network." Jenn and her team will conduct a developmental evaluation of the network improvement community model, on which The Better Math Teaching network was designed.   

December 2016


LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, Psychology, Tim Nokes-Malach is a collaborator on a new grant: Understanding Human Cognition - Collaborative Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation for “Implementing Science of Learning Principles within Educational Practice.” The collaborators are: University of Iowa (Shana Carpenter, PI), University of Texas Austin (Andrew Butler, PI); Purdue University (Jeffrey Karpicke, PI); Boston College (David Miele, PI); and Texas Christian University (Sarah Uma Tauber, PI).   

December 2016


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Education, Lindsay Page has authored the Harvard Business Review article "Small Nudges Can Improve How Students Apply to College."    View

November 29, 2016


Laura Morett was awarded the 2016 Member Select-Speaker Award for “exceptional research that exemplifies theoretical impact and methodological rigor” by the Psychonomics Society.   

November 2016


Brian Galla, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Education, was interviewed for the Vox article “The Myth of Self-Control.”    View

November 24, 2016


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Education, Cho Byeong-Young, and co-PIs Hyounjin Ok, Ewha Woman’s University, & Insuk Kim, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, have been awarded a new grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea for their project to develop a prototype assessment for the cognitive competence of digital literacy.   

November 2016


LRDC graduate student researcher Phuong Pham, Computer Science, (Jingtao Wang is Phuong’s advisor), was awarded the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction for "Adaptive Review for Mobile MOOC Learning via Implicit Physiological Signal Sensing."   

November 2016


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Education, Lindsay Page was quoted in the audio version of NPR's Morning Edition article "Hey Students, Applying For College Aid Is Easier! (But Still Hard)."    View

November 16, 2016


LRDC Center Associate and Associate Professor, Education, Amanda Godley has been named co-editor of the academic journal English Teaching: Practice and Critique.    View

November 14, 2016


The research of Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Education, and LRDC Research Scientist & Stacy Kehoe, a graduate student researcher with Dr. Page, has been reported in the November 3 Brooking Evidence Speaks Report "Should Policymakers Make College Free or Better Support Institutions?"    View

November 3, 2016


Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, paper was reported in the Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard article "The Gift of Time: The Opportunity and Benefit of Early FAFSA Filing."    View

October 20, 2016


LRDC Research Scientist Lindsay Page's and Aaron Anthony's paper on net price calculators is mentioned in the CBS News article, "How you can lower your 'net' cost for college."    View

October 10, 2016


LRDC Research Scientist Benjamin Rottman's research article in clinical diagnosis is mentioned in the Psychonomic Society blog post "#goCRPI: Bayes battling baserate neglect in medical diagnosis."    View

October 6, 2016


LRDC Research Scientist Lindsay Page's research on childhood education is mentioned in the Usable Knowledge (a Harvard blog) article "The Clear Value of Preschool."    View

October 5, 2016


LRDC Research Scientists Lindsay Page and Jennifer Iriti's work is cited in the new White House report on Investing in Higher Education on page 22.    View

September 2016


LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, Psychology, Melissa Libertus is quoted in NPR's article "When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up."    View

September 19, 2016


LRDC Research Associate Jennifer Iriti is quoted in the MarketWatch article on Promise programs "These Cities have been Offering Free College for Years."    View

September 10, 2016


LRDC Research Scientist Brain Galla's work on adolescent mental well-being is featured in The Huffington Post article "How Self-Compassion Can Help Teens De-stress."    View

September 6, 2016


LRDC Graduate Student Emily Braham and Research Scientist Melissa Libertus were featured in the September 6 TIME online article "How to Help Your Kid With Math Even if You Suck at It."    View

September 6, 2016


Kudos to 2016 Tim Post Awardee Jessie Northrup (Faculty Advisor: Jana Iverson) for her paper “Vocal coordination during early parent-infant interactions predicts language outcome in infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder.” Jamie Amemiya (Faculty Advisor: Ming-Te Wang) was runner up with “Teacher Theories of Math Ability, Instructional Style, and Student Math Outcomes during High School.”   

September 2016


LRDC Research Scientist Melissa Libertus is quoted in The Indian Express (September 2) article "Poor in Maths? Blame it on Your Parents."    View

September 2, 2016


LRDC Research Scientist Jamie Hanson's work on childhood stress and mental health is featured in the Child & Family Blog's article "Brain Scans Show Biological Link Between Early Life Stress and Poorer Adult Mental Health."    View

August 17, 2016


Tune into WESA Radio, Pittsburgh’s NPR affiliate (90.5 fm), on Tuesday, August 16, between 4-5 pm to hear Liz Hirshorn, Julie Fiez, and co-authors Yuanning Li, R. Mark Richardson, and Avniel Singh Ghuman, discuss their study of “Decoding and Disrupting Left Midfusiform Gyrus Activity During Word Reading,” with award-winning journalist Melinda Roeder. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   

August 16, 2016