Alina Reznitskaya received her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and did her post-doctoral research at Yale University. She teaches courses in educational psychology, quantitative research, and educational measurement. Alina’s research interests include:
1) examining professional development interventions that help teachers facilitate class discussions to promote students' argumentation skills;
2) investigating the role social interaction plays in the development of argumentation skills, and
3) designing measurement instruments that can effectively measure argumentation skills in speaking, reading, and writing.