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Kelley Durkin

Kelley Durkin

Research Associate
Vanderbilt University

Kelley Durkin is a Research Associate at the Peabody Research Institute.  Durkin received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Vanderbilt University under Bethany Rittle-Johnson.  Durkin then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mathematics education under Jon Star at Harvard University where she worked to help evaluate a supplemental algebra curriculum focused on encouraging comparison in the classroom.  Durkin also served as a postdoctoral associate under Patrick Shafto at the University of Louisville and Rutgers University-Newark where she studied how reasoning about others’ knowledge and intentions could influence learning and the entrenchment of misconceptions.  Throughout these projects, Durkin has used multi-level models, instrumental variables estimation, meta-analytic techniques, and coding of student explanations and classroom videos to answer her research questions.