Faculty & Staff Directory

E. Juliana Pare-Blagoev, EdD

Assistant Professor

Juliana Paré-Blagoev is trained in developmental psychology and educational neuroscience. Current research efforts include understanding and addressing the unique educational needs of pediatric survivors of childhood cancer. Her earlier work included lab-based research that used a combination of brain and behavioral methods to explore skill and language learning. Later collaborative and classroom-based research created and tested STEM classroom tools that were grounded in cognitive science and informed by practitioner’s expertise. As a founding member of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, she has worked to improve the bidirectional integration of knowledge from research and educational practice. She currently is associate editor for the society’s journal, Mind Brain and Education.

EDUCATION

1999-2006 Harvard University Graduate School of Education (HUGSE), Cambridge, MA
Doctor of Education in Human Development and Psychology
Dissertation: Connecting neuroscience and education: The neural correlates of phonemic awareness in normal reading children. (Advisors K. Fischer, R. Poldrack, T. Katzir).

1998-1999 Tufts University, Eliot Pearson School of Child Development, Medford, MA
Masters in Child Development (Advisor D. Feldman)

1989-1994 New College of Florida, The Honors College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Public Policy

EMPLOYMENT

2016 – present Assistant Professor, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University

2015 – 2016 Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University

2014 – 2015 Director and Senior Research Scientist, Center for Applied Developmental Science and Neuroeducation, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University

2014 – 2015 Instructor, Johns Hopkins University

2010 – 2014 Director, SERP-MSAN Research Practice Partnership, Washington, DC
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute (SERP) with the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)

2007 – 2014 Assistant Director, SERP Institute

2006 – 2007 Research Scientist, The MIND Research Network, Albuquerque, NM

2005 – 2006 Post-Doctoral Fellow, The MIND Research Network (Advisors S. Posse & C. Aine)

FUNDING SUPPORT

2016-2018 Surviving Cancer Thriving in Life, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Co-PI, with Co-PIs Lisa Jacobson and Kathy Ruble; Total grant amount = $238,106.15

2014-2015 Selective Excellence Signature Program for Special Education in support of the Center for Applied Developmental Science and Neuroeducation, The George Washington University Office of the Provost (Director, PIs: Freund, M and Kochhar-Bryant, C; Annual grant = $256,413)

2010-2014 Transforming Algebra Assignments Project (TAPP), Department of Education, IES, R305A100150 (Co-PI; PI: Donovan, S.; Total grant = $1,457,003)

2010-2013 Catalyzing Comprehension through Discussion and Debate, Dept. of Education, IES, R305A100026 (Management Support; PI: Donovan, S.; Total grant = $19,352,367)

2009-2014 Word Generation: An Efficacy Trial and Replication Study, Dept. of Education, IES, R305A090555 (SERP PI; PI Snow, C.; Total grant = $2,853,512) (subaward budget of $800,516)

2008 Word Generation on the Web, The Lowenstein Foundation (Project Director. Total grant = $250,000)

2008 – 2010 Improving College Prospects by Improving Math Achievement, The Goldman Sachs Foundation (Co-PI; PI: Donovan, S.; Total grant = $500,000)

2006-2007 The Educated Brain, Start-up funding from the MIND Research Network, Albuquerque, NM, (PI; Total grant = $175,000)

EDITORIAL AND REVIEW EXPERIENCE

In process: Co-editor with Marc Schwartz of Mind Brain and Education Textbook; tentative title “Constructing a Field; considerations from Mind Brain and Education researchers”
Adhoc reviewer for Educational Psychology Review

2016 – Associate Editor for the Mind, Brain, and Education Journal

2015, 2016 Review panelist for The National Science Foundation

2015 Editor, Special Issue Mind, Brain, and Education Journal

2014 Reviewer for AERA Brain, Neuroscience and Education Special Interest Group

2005–2007 Contributing Editor, International Mind Brain and Education Newsletter

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2016 – present Student Affairs Committee, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education

2015 – present Doctoral Admissions, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education

2004 – 2006 International Mind Brain and Education Society, Graduate student representative on governing board

1998 – 2005 Mind, Brain, and Behavior Working Group, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Lectured, led and participated in cross-disciplinary discussions of pertinent research issues. Advised Harvard faculty on the program’s design and allocation of resources

1999 – 2002 Brain Matters Discussion Group, HUGSE, Cambridge, MA
Co-founded and organized student-run, biweekly meetings to discuss issues relating neuroscience research to education

1998 – 2002 Dynamic Development Research Group, HUGSE, Cambridge, MA

2000 – 2002 Doctoral Admissions and Scholarship Committee, HUGSE, Cambridge, MA lead Graduate Student member

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP SOCIETIES

International Mind Brain and Education Society

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness

RECENT PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Lawrence, J. F., Francis, D., Paré-Blagoev, J., & Snow, C. E. (2016). The Poor Get Richer: Heterogeneity in the Efficacy of a School-Level Intervention for Academic Language. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, (just-accepted), 00-00 dx.doi.org/10.1080/19345747.2016.1237596.

Booth, J.L, Oyer, M.H., Paré-Blagoev, E.J., Elliot, A., Barbieri, C., Augustine, A., Koedinger, K. (2015) Learning Algebra by Example in Real-World Classrooms. Journal of Educational Effectiveness. V8, I4, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2015.1055636.

Booth, J.L., Cooper, L.A., Donovan, M.S., Huyghe, A., Koedinger, K.R., Paré-Blagoev, E.J. (2015) Design-based Research within the Constraints of Practice: AlgebraByExample. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 20:1-2, 79-100. DOI: 10.1080/10824669.2014.986674.

Lawrence, J., Crosson, A., Paré-Blagoev, E.J., & Snow, C. (2015) Word Generation Randomized Trial: Discussion Mediates the Impact of Program Treatment on Academic Word Learning. American Educational Research Journal, Teaching, Learning and Human Development. DOI: 10.3102/0002831215579485.

Booth, J.L., Barbieri, C., Eyer, F., & Pare-Blagoev, E.J. (2014). Persistent and pernicious errors in algebraic problem solving. Journal of Problem Solving Vol 7 (1).

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

Paré-Blagoev, E.J., Booth, J.L. (in press) Examples At The Boundaries: Using a Research Practice Partnership to Improve Teaching Tools in Algebra. In In M.S. Schwartz & E.J. Paré-Blagoev (Eds.), Research in Mind Brain and Education, New York: Routledge.

Schwartz, M. & Paré-Blagoev, E.J (in press) Introduction: Research in Mind, Brain, and Education. In In M.S. Schwartz & E.J. Paré-Blagoev (Eds.), Research in Mind Brain and Education, New York: Routledge.

Paré-Blagoev, E.J. (2006) The Neural Correlates of Reading Disorders: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  In K.W. Fischer, J.H. Bernstein, & M.H. Immordino-Yang (Eds.), Mind, Brain and Education in Reading Disorders (pp. 148-167). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Benes, F. and Paré-Blagoev, E.J. (2006). Brain Bases of Dyslexia. In K.W. Fischer, J.H. Bernstein, & M. H. Immordino-Yang (Eds.), Mind, Brain and Education in Reading Disorders (pp. 133-147). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

INVITED TALKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Paré-Blagoev, E. J. and Immordino-Yang, M. H. (2015), Introduction to the Conference Special Issue: Breadth and Depth From the Fifth International Mind, Brain, and Education Society Conference. Mind, Brain, and Education, 9: 61–63. doi:10.1111/mbe.12078

Paré-Blagoev, E.J. (May, 2015) Reading Development and the Brain. Invited presentation at Council of Chief State School Officers, Chicago, IL.

Paré-Blagoev, E.J. (April 2013) Adolescent Brain Development, Academic Mindsets, and Successful School Practices. Invited presentation at U.S. Department of Education session on Structuring Schools and Classrooms for Success in the Middle Grades; Practitioner and Student Experiences, Washington D.C.

Paré-Blagoev, E.J., & Booth, J.L. (May 2013) AlgebraByExample, A Story of Cycles. Invited workshop led at the International Mind Brain and Education Society Conference in Quito, Ecuador.

Paré-Blagoev, E.J.  (November 2003). Plenary Session for the 400th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences: Working group on Mind, Brain and Education.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

Paré-Blagoev, E.J. “Providing Student Feedback in an Online Asynchronous EdD program: Innovative formats, innovative uses” The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, June, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA.

Paré-Blagoev, E.J. “Translational work in mind, brain, and education: Mapping the field” International Mind, Brain, and Education Society Conference, September 16, 2016, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Canada.

Booth, J.L., Cooper, L., Donovan, M.S., Huyghe, A., Koedinger, K.R., & Paré-Blagoev, E.J. “The effectiveness of AlgebraByExample: Evidence from a year-long randomized controlled trial.” American Education Research Association, April, 2015 Chicago, IL.

McCandliss, B., Immordino-Yang, M.H., Paré-Blagoev, E.J. “The emergence of formal graduate training programs in Mind, Brain, and Education: the need, the hope, and the challenges.” November, 2014. International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, Ft. Worth, TX.

Booth, J.L., Paré-Blagoev, E.J., Koedinger, K.R., & Donovan, M.S. “AlgebraByExample: Effectiveness of using example-based assignments throughout an Algebra I course”. Poster at International Mind Brain and Education Society. Fort Worth, TX.

Booth, J.L., Eyer, F. Paré-Blagoev, E.J.  “Persistent and Problematic Errors in Algebra I”. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, April, 2014 New Orleans.

Paré-Blagoev, E. J., Booth, J. L., Elliot, A., & Koedinger, K. “Using Worked Examples Assignments in Classroom Instruction”. September, 2013 Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC.