Dana Miller-Cotto, Ph.D.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University. I earned my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University and my Bachelors in Psychology from the City University of New York (CUNY) Lehman College. As an interdisciplinary scientist, I broadly examine why some students struggle while others succeed in mathematics, taking into account their cognitive skills and and contextual factors that could be explaining these outcomes. The goal of my research is to improve instruction and learning environments for all students to learn and thrive, regardless of where they come from.
Please note: I am not accepting PhD students to work with me at Kent State University for the 2024 - 2025 academic year. Please contact me directly at email@example.com if you have questions about current and ongoing projects for future (i.e., 2025 - 2026) admission cycles. Relatedly, I strongly advocate for undergraduate research experiences and welcome opportunities to work with undergraduates in my research either for credits (with options to register for 1-3 credits) or through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RASP) at Kent State University. If you are an undergraduate student who hopes to gain research experiences in my lab, please send me an email indicating your interest.
"I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops".
- Stephen Jay Gould, Historian of Science