Behavioral Research: 6 Behavioral Scientists to Follow on Twitter

by Paige Roosien | December 1, 2016
Behavioral Research: 6 Behavioral Scientists to Follow on Twitter

Certainly, there's no shortage of behavioral research. It seems like behavioral research is the hot new trend in higher ed. However, there's good reason for it. In fact, it's proving to be key in helping education leaders make informed decisions.

Twitter is a great platform to use to remain aware of studies in behavioral research in the education world. It’s filled with thousands of expert educators and researchers who work hard to improve education. In fact, many of these researchers focus solely on behavioral research.

As a result, here are six accounts you should follow on Twitter to stay on top of the latest news.

1. Dr. Lindsay Page

Dr. Page is an Assistant Professor of research methodology at the School of Education. Also, she's a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research has focused on improving college access and success for students. You can follow her on Twitter at @linzcpage.

2. Dr. Ben Castleman

Dr. Castleman is an Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. His research articles offer scalable solutions in education. Further, he's done quite a bit of research on summer melt. Summer melt is the research upon which the Signal Vine texting platform was built. Finally, he's a senior advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative. You can follow him on Twitter at @BenCastleman.

3. Dr. Miguel Angel Escotet

Dr. Escotet is an Emeritus Professor and former Dean at the University of Texas Brownsville. He’s the President of Afundación, a nonprofit focused on higher education, innovation, and culture. Notably, he’s released multiple publications focused on higher education reforms. You can follow him on Twitter at @DrEscotet.

4. Dr. Angela Duckworth

Dr. Duckworth is a professor at The University of Pennsylvania. She’s the Founder & Scientific Director of Character Lab. Character Lab is a nonprofit focusing on character development that helps children reach their fullest potential. She is a published author, having written Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. You can follow her on Twitter at @angeladuckw.

5. Dr. Robert Marzano

Dr. Marzano has done educational research focusing on teaching strategies and improvement reforms. Further, he’s the co-founder of Marzano Research. You can follow him on Twitter at @robertjmarzano.

6. Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab

Finally, Dr. Goldrick-Rab is a Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University. Further, she's the founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and has a wide variety of published articles focusing on education. You can follow her on Twitter at @saragoldrickrab.

Follow these six accounts to stay current on the field of behavioral research! (And, of course, follow @SignalVine for all things texting.)

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