Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Dana Miller-CottoVerna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)
Dr. Miller-Cotto's research applies a psychological, ecological systems theory perspective to math and science achievement. She aims to understand the associations among antecedent factors (e.g. SES, race) and opportunities (e.g., classroom instruction, home and child care experiences,) factors that shape children’s readiness in math and science. As a result, her research focuses on two strands. The first strand focuses on determining early predictors of student readiness in math and science. The second strand focuses on evaluating classroom instructional practices based on learning principles in cognitive psychology and how they can promote or inhibit math and science learning.