STEM Education Researcher
Program/Areas of Interest
- STEM Teaching and Learning
- Dissemination of STEM education research
- Equity in STEM Education
- Impacts of High Stakes Testing
- Motivational Orientations and Achievement Mindsets
- Executive Function in STEM education
Emily Lyons, Ph.D. is a mixed methods researcher with experience conducting research with children, teachers and parents in classroom, laboratory and informal STEM learning contexts. As a former K-12 STEM teacher, she is especially interested in bridging research with practice to improve STEM education and achievement outcomes, particularly among students from groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM.
- Ph.D. in Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, 2019
- B.S. in Biology & Society, Cornell University, 2009
Honors & Awards
- National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Lyons, E.M., Simms, N., Begolli, K.N., Richland, L.E. (2017). Stereotype Threat Effects on Learning From a Cognitively Demanding Mathematics Lesson. Cognitive Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12558.
Begolli, K.N., Richland, L.E., Jaeggi, S. M., Lyons, E., Klostermann, E., Matlen, B. (2018), Executive Function in Relational Reasoning: Incorporating Everyday Classrooms into the Science of Learning. Thinking and Reasoning. Pp. 280-313 https://doi.org/10.1080/13546783.2018.1429306
Richland, L. E., Begolli, K.N., Simms, N., Frausel, R.R. Lyons, E. A. (2016). Supporting mathematical discussions: The roles of comparison and cognitive load, Educational Psychology Review, 29(1), 41-53. DOI 10.1007/s10648-016-9382-2.