Kelley Durkin

Research Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University

Kelley Durkin is a Research Assistant Professor at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. 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.