PhD in Education pending graduate Melissa Callaghan has accepted a postdoctoral position in Research to Practice Learning Technologies and Infrastructure at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education (HGSE).
This postdoctoral fellowship is part of a new partnership between the HGSE and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to ensure that every child reads well enough to successfully learn beyond third grade. The focus of the fellowship is helping to develop and document both the products and the process needed to make significant progress on the crisis in early literacy through a rigorous scientific approach combined with a commitment to design for scale from the beginning.
Ms. Callaghan will be responsible for shepherding the overall product vision and translating academic design briefs into technical specifications and systems that unite work streams. She will also document internal processes and infrastructure as part of an effort to catalyze learning, both internally and externally, about productive partnerships between research and practice. In this position, Ms. Callaghan will be working collaboratively with a multi-university team of faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students.
Ms. Callaghan is completing her PhD in Education with a specialization in Learning, Teaching, Cognition, and Development (LTCD). Her advisor is Associate Professor Stephanie Reich.