Former Students & Postdoctoral Fellows

The effectiveness of the training provided to NCCF researchers is borne out by the positions they obtain in academic and research institutions after leaving our Center at Teachers College. Many choose to maintain “affiliate” relationships with our Center, and continue to contribute to ongoing research projects. Following is a list of former NCCF students and postdoctural fellows.

Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D., Senior Researcher & Developmental Psychologist, Girl Scout Research Institute, Girl Scouts of the USA; Program and Evaluation Director, Uniquely ME! (sponsored by GSUSA & Dove Campaign for Real Beauty).

R. Gabriela Barajas, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor at NYU Child Study Center.

Nazli Baydar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle; Psychology & Sociology, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey.

Katherine A. Beckmann, Ph.D., M.P.H. Senior Policy Analyst for Early Childhood Health and Development. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families.

Lisa J. Berlin, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University.

Christina Borbely, Ph.D., Research Consultant, California Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs (Managed by the Center for Applied Research Solutions, or CARS).

Christy Brady-Smith, Ph.D., Consultant.

Erin Bumgarner, Ph.D., Project Director, Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research.

Pia Rebello-Britto, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Child Study Center, Yale University.

Jondou Chen, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Teachers College.

Laura Mielcarek DeRose, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University.

Rebecca Fauth, Ph.D., Principal Research Officer, National Children’s Bureau, London UK.

Jocelyn Friedlander, a former Research Assistant to NCCF Co-Director Sharon Lynn Kagan, is currently pursuing graduate studies at Havard University’s Graduate School of Education.

Holly Foster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University.

Allison Sidle Fuligni, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Center for Improving Child Care Quality, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA.

Christina Gibson-Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Policy Studies, Center for Child and Family Policy, The Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University.

Rachel A. Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Julia Graber, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Area Director of Developmental Psychology, and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Florida.

Phyllis Gyamfi, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Macro International, a division of Opinion Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA.

Veronica Holly, M.A., Senior Program Associate, Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME), Teachers College, Columbia University.

Kimberly Howard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Marymount Manhattan College.

Anna D. Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Department of Psychology.

Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D., Research Assistant Professor of P-3 Policy and Leadership at the University of Washington.

Dafna Kohen, Ph.D., Sr. Research Analyst, Health Analysis and Measurement Group, Statistics Canada Ottawa, Ontario Canada ; Adjunct Professor, Dept. Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa; and Affiliate Scientist, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa.

Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Ph.D., Associate Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corp., Santa Monica, CA.

Kyunghee Lee, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Michigan State University.

Tama Leventhal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Eliot-Pearson Dept. of Child Development, Tufts University.

Miriam Linver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Child Studies, Montclair State University.

Lizabeth M. Malone, Ph.D., Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Lisa Anne McCabe, Ph.D., Extension Associate, Early Care and Education/Early Childhood Program, Dept. of Human Development, Cornell University.

Marla McDaniel, Ph.D., Research Affiliate, The Urban Institute, Center on Labor, Human Services, & Population, Washington, D.C.

Rachel McKinnon, doctoral student, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Daphne Koinis Mitchell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School; Staff Psychologist, Rhode Island Hospital.

Jodi Herbst Roth, Ph.D., Consultant.

Michelle J. Neuman, Ph.D., Senior Early Childhood Development Specialist, Africa Region, Human Development, The World Bank.

Denise Newman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Tulane University.

Tracy Nichols, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Lisa O’Connor, Ph.D., Research Associate, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), Columbia University.

Colleen R. O’Neal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Maryland College of Education.

Rachel Razza, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies, College of Human Services and Health Professions, Syracuse University.

Elizabeth Rigby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, George Washington University.

Rebecca Ryan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Georgetown University.

Sara Schley, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Research, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Marc Scullin, M.A., Research Coordinator, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center.

Arjumand Siddiqi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Judith Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University.

Kate Tarrant, Ph.D., Consultant.

Nitika Tolani-Brown, Ph.D., Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Education Global Initiative, Save the Children.

Audrey R. Tyrka, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University.

A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D., Independent Practitioner.

Yange Xue, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.