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Post-Doctoral Researchers

Johanna S. Quinn

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Education
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BA, Psychology, Columbia University 
Research Interests
Secondary School Organizations; Education Inequalities; Social/Emotional aspects of Education and Schooling; School Workforces

Johanna Quinn is a Post-Doctoral Fellow for the REDSS lab at Montclair State University. She completed her doctorate in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research examines the role K-12 schools play in creating, sustaining, and ameliorating racial, class, and gender inequalities. Her two graduate projects look at 1) the cultural context that informs U.S. education policy, and 2) how schools reproduce inequalities among the adult workforce. Before returning to graduate school, she worked as a New York City public school teacher and a teacher coach with the New Teacher Project.

Over the course of her academic and professional career, Johanna has spent more than ten years researching and working in public schools. Most recently she conducted evaluation research of a social/emotional learning program, collecting data in over 60 New York City elementary schools. She is a founding member of Baychester Middle school and is inspired to research, write, and teach about the ways that race, class, and gender intersect in people’s lived experiences.

In the RYTE Institute, Danielle works on the Inspiring Purpose project and the Boy Scouts Character Initiative.

Office
University Hall, Room 4147
Phone
973-655-3795
Email
quinnjo@montclair.edu

Danielle Roberts

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Education
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Temple University; M.Ed. in Family Counseling and B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, College of William and Mary
Research Interests
Social-Emotional Development, Evaluation of Early Childhood Programming, Evaluation of Teacher Prep Programs Regarding Social-Emotional Development

Prior to returning to school to obtain her Ph.D., Danielle worked as a family therapist working with young children and their families and as an administrator in a private preschool. These experiences shed light on the differences that exist in early childhood programming–educational and mental health services—as well as the connection between social-emotional development and children’s ability to succeed both academically and socially in classroom settings. Wanting to make a positive impact on programming available for the early childhood population, she decided to return to school with the hopes of using research to inform and influence policy and practice.

During her doctoral studies at Temple University, she focused her research on the social-emotional development of young children (birth to six years old) and how it relates to children’s success in academic settings. This led to the realization of how small the body of literature is on teachers’ roles in the emotion socialization process and particularly how teachers are trained to understand and implement emotion socialization strategies in the classroom. Therefore, her dissertation examined pre-service teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and practices regarding emotion socialization in an early childhood education teacher prep program at a four-year university.

In the RYTE Institute, Danielle works on the Inspiring Purpose project and the Boy Scouts Character Initiative.

Office
University Hall, Room 4147
Phone
973-655-3795
Email
robertse@montclair.edu  

Satabdi Samtani

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Education
Ph.D, Texas Tech University; MA, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; MS, University of Calcutta
Research Interests
Health and Well-Being of Families; Project Evaluation and Secondary Data Analysis; Methodological Techniques; Innovative Research Designs

Satabdi Samtani is a Post-Doctoral Fellow for the PACE Project at Montclair State University. She completed her doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. Her primary research interests are in health and well-being of families. She also has experience in project evaluation and secondary data analysis. She has a keen interest in mixed methodological techniques, innovative research designs, and developing simple but effective evaluation tools. Her future goal is to evaluate health programs and assess their impact on health disparities and access to care. Some of her research focuses on issues surrounding health care in developing countries like India.

Office
University Hall, Room 4110
Phone
973-655-2049
Email
samtanis@montclair.edu