Education, Learning, Child and Family Well-Being

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Kathy Sullivan
Senior Assistant Director

IGPA engages a wide range of policy-oriented faculty across the University System who collaborate within focused working groups. Each of these groups is comprised of dozens of faculty researchers representing each of the three System universities. As questions arise in both the public sphere and academia, IGPA scholars use the latest research methods and work together to evaluate current affairs, ask tough questions, and identify possible solutions. 

Members of this working group engage in research in all areas of education, learning, resilience, and child and family well-being to promote justice, equity, and inclusion in all educational, service, and community settings.

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Elizabeth Powers - professor of community health sciences, University of Illinois Chicago
Updated headshot of Betsy Goulet in studio, photographed Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

David DuBois

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health | University of Illinois Chicago

New faculty and administrators for academic year 2018-19 portraits. Photographed Monday, August 20, 2018.

Meghan Kessler

Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Services | University of Illinois Springfield

Betsy Goulet

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Public Management and Policy | University of Illinois Springfield

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Working group members

Stephen Brown

Affiliation Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago

Nathan Castillo

Affiliation Assistant Professor, College of Education | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Shelby Cosner

Affiliation Professor and Director of UIC's Center for Urban Education Leadership, College of Education | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nicole Gastala

Affiliation Director of Behavioural Health and Addiction, Mile Square Health Center, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago

Susan Goldman

Affiliation Distinguished Professor and Founding Co-Director, Learning Sciences Research Institute, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Chicago

Michelle Layser

Affiliation Assistant Professor, University of Illinois College of Law

Catherine Main

Affiliation Senior Lecturer, Coordinator of MEd Early Childhood Education, College of Education | University of Illinois Chicago

Brent McBride

Affiliation Director of the Child Development Lab and Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Family Resiliency Center | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky

Affiliation Professor and Head, Department of Special Education, College of Education | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Chris Napolitano

Affiliation Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of illinois Urbana-Champaign

Michelle Perry

Affiliation Professor, Developmental Sciences Division, College of Education | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

William Phillips

Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Education | University of Illinois Springfield

Eva Marie Pomerantz

Affiliation Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Chicago

Josh Radinsky

Affiliation Associate Professor, College of Education | University of Illinois Chicago

Steven Rivkin

Affiliation Professor and Head, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Chicago

James Shriner

Affiliation Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Elizabeth A. L. Stine-Morrow

Affiliation Professor, Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Benjamin M. Superfine

Affiliation Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Policy Studies, College of Education | University of illinois Chicago

Rebecca Lynn Thornton

Affiliation Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Michael Tissenbaum

Affiliation Assistant Professor, College of Education | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Maria Varelas

Affiliation Professor and Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education | University of Illinois Chicago

Min Zhan

Affiliation Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign