2012 Fellows

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Talia Berkowitz

Talia is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology.  Her research interests include children's early understanding of numbers, specifically as it relates to early math education. She is currently exploring various instructional strategies that can be used to teach preschool children number concepts, and is investigating the incorporation of technology into the home to improve students' math attitudes and achievement. She received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College. After graduating, Talia worked the Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University, studying the relationship between language acquisition and conceptual development.

Russell Bittmann

Russell is a doctoral student in the Department of Economics.  Based on detailed data on student outcomes and performance, Russell’s current research involves measuring the effect of charter school entry on public school achievement. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he was a James B. Angell Scholar and won the John Elliot Parker Memorial Prize for outstanding written contribution to labor economics for his senior thesis. Prior to beginning his graduate work, Russell was a Graduate Research Assistant at NORC at the University of Chicago.