Jennifer McMaken

Area of Study: 
Quantitative Methods, Graduate School of Education
Year of Graduation: 
2014
Research Interests: 
Urban inequality, residential segregation and neighborhood effects on achievement
Advisor: 
Andy Porter
Dissertation Topic: 
Considering Space in Examining Neighborhood Effects on Student Achievement
Current Position: 
Research Manager at OMG Center for Collaborative Learning

Jennifer McMaken is a fourth year doctoral student in the Quantitative Methods program and an Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her main research projects include assisting with the design and analysis of an IES-funded center on learning and cognition in middle school science and a mixed methods study of the effects of teacher induction practices for middle school math teachers. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she taught English in Japan and worked as a researcher at Public/Private Ventures where she contributed to several random assignment and mixed methods studies of Out of School Time initiatives. She holds an AB in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Chicago.

Publications: 

Herrera, C., Grossman, J. B., Kauh, T. J., & McMaken, J. (2011). Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring. 82(1), 346–361.

Porter, A. C., McMaken, J., Hwang, J., & Yang, R. (2011). Common Core Standards: The New US Intended Curriculum. Education Researcher, 40 (3), 103-116.

Porter, A. C., McMaken, J., Hwang, J., & Yang, R. (2011). Response to Comments on Common Core Standards: The New U.S. Intended Curriculum. Education Researcher, 40 (4), 186-188.

Herrera, C., Grossman, J. B., Kauh, T. J., & McMaken, J.  (2011). Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring. Child Development, 82 (1), 346–361.

Porter, A. C., McMaken, J. & Blank, R.. (2011). Surveys of Enacted Curriculum and the Council of Chief State School Officers Collaborative. In Connecting Research, Practice, & Policy in Mathematics Education. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Porter, A. C. & McMaken, J. (2009). Making Connections Between Research an Practice. Phi Delta Kappan, 91 (1), 61-64.