Christina Mulcahy

Senior Research Associate

What I do

Christina Mulcahy studied Educational Psychology – Applied Developmental Science, as an IES predoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the Marsico Institute, she worked in early childhood research at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and WestEd and taught seventh grade language and literature in the Dominican Republic. She has extensive experiences conducting educational research and professional development including: administering assessments to children; conducting classroom observations; managing and training data collectors and coordinating large scale data collection; participant recruitment; developing and delivering curricula and interventions; data analysis; and developing and delivering online and in-person professional development workshops and courses for early childhood teachers. Her research interests focus on early childhood education practice and policy, self-regulation and executive function in the educational context, early math instruction and intervention, teacher-child interactions and relationships, and professional development for early childhood teachers. She has published work in education and early childhood focused journals including, AERA Open, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, and Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.