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Our team

Our team of leading researchers and staff are working collaboratively with teachers, state agencies and organizations to improve long-term outcomes for children, families and communities.

If you're interested in joining our growing team, send us a letter of interest and your CV.

Director and Assistant Director

 

 

Project Directors

 

Research Associate/Senior Statistician 

 

Senior Scientists

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William H. Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Bill Brown, a South Carolina Education Policy Fellow, is a Professor in the Educational Studies department at the USC College of Education and an affiliated faculty member at the Children's Physical Activity Research Group at the Arnold School of Public Health, and the Research Consortium on Children and Families at the university. His research focuses on public policies and practices with respect to developing and implementing effective community-based services and supports for young children and their families.

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Christine DiStefano, Ph.D.

Dr. Christine DiStefano is an Associate Professor in the Educational Studies department at the USC College of Education. Her research interests include structural equation modeling, survey design and latent class clustering/cluster analysis. She is also involved with the application of advanced statistics and measurement methods to issues related to school psychology.

Collin A. Webster

Collin A. Webster, Ph.D.

Dr. Collin Webster is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education at the USC College of Education and an affiliate faculty member of the Policy to Practice in Youth Programs (P2YP) Research Group at USC. His research focuses on physical activity promotion in schools and out-of-school time programs. The major emphasis of his work centers on Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP), particularly the effectiveness, feasibility, and sustainability of strategies to integrate movement in the academic classroom setting.

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Jan A. Yow, Ph.D.

Dr. Jan Yow is an Associate Professor in the Instruction and Teacher Education department at the USC College of Education. Her research and teaching focus on mathematics teacher education and leadership. She views teacher education as a process that begins with pre-service teachers and continues throughout a teacher's career. Her research investigates how teachers develop as teacher leaders in mathematics education.

 

Scientists

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Ryan G. Carlson, Ph.D.

Dr. Ryan Carlson is an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education in the Department of Educational Studies at the USC College of Education and a licensed mental health counselor. He has worked in private practice and community mental health. He is published in the areas of outcomes for low-income couples and individuals who received relationship education; efficacious recruitment/retention of low-income participants into research; and intimate partner violence typologies & implications for counseling.

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Fred Greer, Ph.D.

Dr. Fred Greer is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the USC College of Education. His expertise and research involves early childhood assessment, social-emotional behavior assessment, and early intervention. 

Matt Irvin

Matt Irvin, Ph.D.

Dr. Matt Irvin is an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology and Research in the Department of Educational Studies at the USC College of Education. His research focuses on the academic, social, and behavioral development of adolescents from rural communities. This includes students' risk and resilience, motivation and engagement, learning in online courses, youth with disabilities, and peer relations.

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Bridget Miller, Ph.D.

Dr. Bridget Miller is an Assistant Professor in science education in the Instruction and Teacher Education department at the USC College of Education. Her research investigates the integration of commercial technologies such as tablet computers and their use in the STEM classroom to support instructional objectives in authentic and meaningful ways.

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Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Ph.D.

Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the USC College of Education. Her research examines theory of mind, social exclusion and group dynamics, including when children challenge peer group norms. Her work focuses on intergroup contexts, and examines the influence of children's bias, prejudice and stereotypes on their intergroup relations.

 

Investigators

 

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