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Four Marsal School faculty members and research scientists receive promotions

May 21, 2024

Congratulations to Amanda Brown, Michaela Krug O'Neill, Matthew Ronfeldt, and Christina Weiland!


At the Board of Regents meeting held on May 16, Marsal School faculty members Matthew Ronfeldt and Christina Weiland each received a promotion to full Professor, reports the University Record. This spring, Amanda Brown has been promoted to Associate Research Scientist by the Vice President for Research, and Michaela Krug O'Neill has been promoted to Associate Research Scientist by the Marsal School.

A professor of Educational Studies, Ronfeldt’s research focuses on teacher preparation, induction, and professional development (including mentoring), the recruitment and retention of teachers and especially teachers of color, and the assessment of teachers and preparation programs.

Weiland is affiliated with the Educational Studies department and the Combined Program in Psychology and Education program. Her research focuses on the effects of early childhood interventions and public policies on children’s development, especially on children from families with low-incomes. She is particularly interested in the active ingredients that drive children’s gains in successful, at-scale public preschool programs.

A co-director of the GRIP Lab, Brown’s scholarship focuses on developing innovative forms of professional development that can help secondary mathematics teachers see and intervene on their own instructional practices, with particular focus on supporting teachers in reconsidering their practices of responding to students’ mathematical contributions.

O'Neill’s scholarship seeks to ensure that all children have access to high quality teaching and learning so that we can make good on our obligations to advance equity and justice in our nation’s schools and communities. As such, her research is rooted in understanding the complex work of improving instruction as well as relationships between policy and practice that are shaped by historical, organizational, and political forces.

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