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Amanda Neitzel (Inns), PhD

Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Research and Reform in Education

Amanda Neitzel (Inns) is an assistant research scientist at the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE). She has expertise on school-based health interventions, literacy, meta-analysis, data management, and quantitative research design. While at the CRRE, she has worked on evaluations of school-based vision programs with an emphasis on issues of implementation. She has also conducted multiple systematic reviews, including reviews of elementary literacy as well as educational programs for struggling readers. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Amanda was an elementary school teacher in a traditional public school and also served in the Peace Corps.

EDUCATION

2018 PhD, Education, Johns Hopkins University

2009 MEd, Elementary Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

2004 BA, Psychology and International Studies, Northwestern University

POSITIONS

2018 – present Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Baltimore, MD
Assistant Research Scientist

2016 – 2018 Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Baltimore, MD
Reviewer, Best Evidence Encyclopedia
Research Assistant, Vision for Baltimore
Research Assistant, Vision for Chicago

PUBLICATIONS

Pellegrini, Marta, Cynthia Lake, Amanda Inns, and Robert E. Slavin. “Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis.” Manuscript Submitted for Publication, 2019.

Baye, A., Inns, A., Lake, C., & Slavin, R. E. (2018). A Synthesis of Quantitative Research on Reading Programs for Secondary Students. Reading Research Quarterly. https://doi-org.proxy1.library.jhu.edu/10.1002/rrq.229

Collins, M. E., Mudie, L. I., Inns, A. J., & Repka, M. X. (2017). Pediatric ophthalmology and childhood reading difficulties: Overview of reading development and assessments for the pediatric ophthalmologist. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Inns, A., Wolf, R., Slavin, R. (2017). Baltimore Reading and Eye Disease Study (BREDS): Final Report to the Abell Foundation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Inns, A. & Slavin, R. (2018). Cooperative Learning and Culture. In D.M. McInerney & G.A.D. Liem (Eds.), Big Theories Revisited 2. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

PRESENTATIONS

Inns, Amanda, Cynthia Lake, Sooyeon Byun, Chenchen Shi, and Robert Slavin. “Effective Tier 1 Reading Instruction for Elementary Schools: A Systematic Review.” presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C., 2019.

Pellegrini, Marta, Amanda Inns, Cynthia Lake, and Robert E. Slavin. “Effects of Researcher-Made Vs. Independent Measures on Outcomes of Experiments in Education.” presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C., 2019.

Inns, Amanda, Marta Pellegrini, Cynthia Lake, and Robert E. Slavin. “Do Small Studies Add up in the What Works Clearinghouse?” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, 2018.

Pellegrini, Marta, Amanda Inns, Cynthia Lake, and Robert E. Slavin. “Effects of Types of Measures on What Works Clearinghouse Outcomes.” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, 2018.

Inns, A. & Slavin, R. (2018 April). Cooperative learning: Theoretical foundations and relevance across cultures. Paper session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Inns, A., Lake, C., Pellegrini, M., & Slavin, R. (2018 February). Effective Programs for Struggling Readers: A Best-Evidence Synthesis. Paper session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC.

Inns, A., Mukherjee, R., Levy, C.S., Slavin, R., Madden, N., Repka, M. X., Friedman, D., Collins, M. (2018 April). The use of advocates and incentives to increase consent return rates. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Slavin, R. & Inns, A. (2017 September). Using Systematic Reviews of Research and Other Evidence-Based Outreach to Affect Education Policy. Presentation at Doctoral Speaker Series at Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Inns, A., Mudie, L. I., Mukherjee, R., Huang, A., Collins, M.E., Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.M. (2017 February). Baltimore Reading and Eye Disease Study (BREDS): Reading Outcomes. Poster session presented at the Baltimore Researchers Colloquium at the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute.

TEACHING

2017 Teaching Assistant “Data Workflow” (Spring 2017, ED.883.812)

2016 Adjunct Professor “Data Analysis and Probability for K-8 Lead Teachers” (Spring 2016, ED.810.684)

MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE

Co-Chair, Education Doctoral Student Association, JHU, 2016-2017
Student Representative, Doctor of Philosophy Board, JHU, 2016-2017
Founder & Secretary, Education Doctoral Student Association, JHU, 2015-2016
Member, American Educational Research Association
Member, Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness