The Postdoctoral Education Research Training Program (PERT) has chosen the following 13 fellows to work with prominent education research mentors on pre-K-12 research:

  • Amy D. Bellmore, PhD                                                                                                                        Mentor: Sandra Graham, PhD,University of California, Los Angeles                                                         Research: peer social competence, psychological adjustment and academic achievement

  • Elise Cappella, PhD                                                                                                                        Mentor: Marc Atkins, PhD,University of Illinois at Chicago                                                                   Research: influence of academic goals and mental health on children's learning and behavior

  • Mari Strand Cary, PhD                                                                                                                    Mentor: David Klahr, PhD,Carnegie Mellon University                                                                         Research: scientific reasoning skills

  • Lisa M. Dinella, PhD                                                                                                                 Mentor: Gary W. Ladd, EdD, Arizona State University                                                               Research: classroom behavior patterns

  • Gwen A. Frishkoff, PhD                                                                                                           Mentor: Charles A. Perfetti, PhD,University of Pittsburgh                                                            Research: reading development

  • Bridget K. Hamre, PhD                                                                                                            Mentor: Robert C. Pianta, PhD,University of Virginia                                                                  Research: early childhood education and teacher/classroom quality

  • Maria D. LaRusso, EdD                                                                                                            Mentor: Martin E.P. Seligman, PhD,University of Pennsylvania                                                   Research: school-based positive psychology for youth curriculum

  • Greta M. Massetti, PhD                                                                                                            Mentor: William E. Pelham Jr., PhD,State University of New York at Buffalo                                 Research: academic predictors and outcomes for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Beth M. Phillips, PhD                                                                                                               Mentor: Joseph K. Torgesen, PhD,Florida Center for Reading Research                                        Research: reading development

  • Fredric J. Schreiber, PhD                                                                                                        Mentor: Susan A. Brady, PhD,Haskins Laboratories/University of Rhode Island                                 Research: reading development

  • Amy B. Silverman, PhD                                                                                                           Mentor: Gary D. Gottfredson, PhD,University of Maryland                                                           Research: school-based social and character development curriculum

  • Heather K. Warren, PhD                                                                                                             Mentor: Mark T. Greenberg, PhD,Pennsylvania State University                                                      Research: early childhood education; social and cognitive development

  • Sasha Yampolsky, PhD                                                                                                           Mentor: Maryanne Wolf, EdD, Tufts University                                                                          Research: reading development