PI Interviews

PI Interviews

Madison Education Partnership’s First Public Meeting Focuses on Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Results

April 23, 2018

Parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning how Madison Metropolitan School District’s (MMSD) four-year-old kindergarten (4K) is supporting local children is invited to the first community presentation of research on the MMSD 4K program by the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).


Haley Vlach, Director of the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab at WCER

February 6, 2018

Haley Vlach is assistant professor of Educational Psychology at UW-Madison and directs the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab at WCER.


Matthew Hora, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions

October 31, 2017

Matthew Hora is a research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and an assistant professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his role as director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions he talks here about producing research that has a direct translation to the world of practice.


Jerlando Jackson, Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory

June 28, 2017

Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB). Here he discusses Wei LAB, Beyond the Game, and post-graduate outcomes.


Percival Matthews on how Students Learn About Numbers, the Equals Sign and More

March 9, 2017

Matthews is assistant professor of educational psychology in the UW-Madison School of Education. Here he discusses his research on how students learn about numbers, the equals sign, fractions and the importance of financial literacy.


Sadhana Puntambekar Discusses Improving Middle School Students’ Science Learning

November 7, 2016

Sadhana Puntambekar, a professor in the UW–Madison’s Educational Psychology department, directs the Interactive Learning & Design Lab.  Here she talks about improving middle school students’ learning in science classes.


Beth Graue Discusses Mindfulness Training, Class Size and More

July 25, 2016

Beth Graue is professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she chairs the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Here she talks about mindfulness training for pre-service teachers, class size policy, kindergarten readiness, and research-based mathematics instruction.


Mitchell Nathan Discusses CareerLocker

March 7, 2016

Mitchell J. Nathan is professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he directs the Center on Education and Work. Here he talks about CareerLocker, which helps educators and career development practitioners with program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, professional development training, and career resources.


Eric Knuth: PI Interview

March 4, 2015

Professor of Mathematics, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Psychology


Anita Wager: PI Interview

March 3, 2015

Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction


Jerlando F. L. Jackson: PI Interview

February 10, 2015

Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Director of Wei LAB


Tim Boals: PI Interview

November 12, 2014

Tim Boals: WIDA Executive Director


Jack Jorgensen: PI Interview

September 4, 2014

Jack Jorgensen: Co-Director Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network


David Schaffer: PI Interview

June 16, 2014

David Schaffer: Professor of Educational Psychology, Director of Epistemic Games Group


Bradley Carl: PI Interview

February 19, 2014

Bradley Carl: Researcher and Associate Director at the Value-Added Research Center (VARC)