David B. Miele, PhD
Dr. David Miele is the Buehler Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology (CDEP) in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
Dr. Miele graduated with a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and PhD in social psychology from Northwestern University, where he studied with Dan Molden and Wendi Gardner. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive psychology at Columbia University with Janet Metcalfe. Before moving to Boston College in 2013, he was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Alexander S. Browman, PhD
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Dr. Alexander Browman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. His research examines how real characteristics of young people’s educational and broader social environments guide their motivation to pursue meaningful and purposeful lives through education, with a focus on psychological processes that sustain and perpetuate disparities among those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Some of his primary research projects explore:
Chen recently earned her PhD from the ADEP program. Her work documents and explains cross-national differences in math problem-solving persistence and performance in terms of possible metacognitive and motivational mechanisms. She hopes that her research can eventually benefit parents, students, educators, and policy makers. After graduation, she plans to either continue conducting cross-national research and/or teach at a university. When not thinking about my research, she enjoys trying out healthy recipes and reading books.
Shenira is currently a fifth-year doctoral student in the ADEP program. Her research and professional interests include motivation and persistence in college, program development for low-income and first-generation students, and unconstructive differential student treatment. Some of the projects she is currently involved with focus on examining low-income, first-generation students’ attributions for their academic performance, evaluating the effectiveness of a seminar course developed for participants of a summer bridge program, identifying factors that predict teachers' unconstructive differentiated treatment of students, as well as exploring the potential negative effects of curved grading policies on students' motivation in STEM courses. When not engaged in grad school/research related activities, she loves going back home to Miami, eating mangos, and smothering her dog with affection.
Sidney is a second-year doctoral student in the ADEP program. Prior to attending Boston College, she received her B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University in 2015. Sidney is interested in motivation regulation and engagement, particularly among children with specific learning disabilities, as well as among historically marginalized students. She is passionate about collaborating with teachers, and hopes to build strong research-practice partnerships. In her free time, Sidney enjoys hiking, camping, and cooking.
Meghan is a second-year doctoral student in the ADEP program. She earned a degree in Mathematics and Human Development from Boston College in 2013. Meghan is interested in motivation, self-efficacy, and stereotype threat, particularly as they relate to math education. Outside of school, she enjoys indoor cycling, barre classes, and listening to podcasts.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
- Allie Blaskowsky is a former undergraduate research assistant and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in speech-language pathology at Emerson College.
- Declan Foley is a former graduate research assistant who recently graduated with an MA from the ADEP program at BC.
- Kristina Hancock is a former undergraduate research assistant and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in occupational therapy from Boston University.
- Clara (Yoon-Shin) Lee is a former undergraduate research assistant and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in counseling at the University of Pennsylvania.
- So-Yoon Kim managed the MML Lab for two years. She is currently a third year doctoral student in the Curriculum & Instruction Program at BC, working with Dr. Kristen Bottema-Beutel.
- Katherine Muenks was the first graduate student in the MML Lab (at the University of Maryland) and one of its founding members. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, working with Dr. Mary Murphy.
- Emily Rosenzweig was a doctoral student in the MML Lab (at the University of Maryland). She is currently a NSF-funded postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin, working with Dr. Judith Harackiewicz.
- Alex Sullivan is a former undergraduate research assistant and is currently working as a teacher at a charter school in Newark, NJ.