Our Team

Ning Zou Associate Director for Student Academic Services & Learning Design                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Ning ZouI am the Associate Director for Student Academic Services & Learning Design and a research librarian. I oversee Gutman Library's Writing Center and the Communications Lab, provide research appointments, and lead the library's learning design projects.

My research interests include libraries and social capital and information literacy education. 

Email: ning_zou@gse.harvard.edu

CommLab

Dylan Lukes Teaching Felow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Dylan LukesDylan is a Teaching Fellow at the HGSE CommLab. He has helped develop and refine their workshop offerings and has multiple years of experience as a Teaching Fellow at HGSE. Before coming to Harvard, he was a management consultant at A.T. Kearney. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate and Presidential Scholar at Harvard University. Dylan's research is broadly related to the economics of education with a focus on early childhood education, technology and learning. 

Email: dylanlukes@g.harvard.edu

 

MG Prezioso Teaching Felow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MG Prezioso PhotoMG is a Teaching Fellow at the HGSE CommLabMG Prezioso's research lies at the intersection of psychology and literature. Specifically, she is interested in the process of children's narrative absorption, as well as how literature contributes to students' moral development and identity formation.

Email: mgprezioso@g.harvard.edu 

Writing Center

Sonia Alves Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sonia image Sonia is an HGSE Doctoral Candidate in Human Development and Education. 

Sonia's research broadly examines the longitudinal associations of adverse experiences, specifically of childhood community violence exposure on children’s academic trajectories.  

Email: soa934@mail.harvard.edu

 

 

Tiffany Brown Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Tiffany imageTiffany is an HGSE and FAS Doctoral Candidate in Culture, Institutions, and Society.

Tiffany studies organizational and psychological dimensions of quality teaching in schools serving low-income and minority students. She also works as a Research Consultant for NYU's Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity & the Transformation of Schools.

Email: tiffany_brown@g.harvard.edu

 

 

Brandon Edwards Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Brandon imageBrandon Edwards is an HGSE and FAS Doctoral Candidate in Culture, Institutions, and Society. 

Brandon uses qualitative, anthropological methods to examine how religious beliefs impact views of higher education, and how college shapes students’ religious worldviews. He serves also as a qualitative research associate for North Carolina State University’s IDEALS Project. 

Email: bedwards@fas.harvard.edu

 

 

Zuhra Faizi Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Zuhra picZuhra is an HGSE Doctoral Student in Culture, Communities, and Education.

Zuhra's research explores the intersection of culture, community and education through the example community-based education in Afghanistan. 

Email: bibizuhra_faizi@gse.harvard.edu

 

Martha Franco Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Harvard ShieldMartha is an HGSE and FAS Doctoral Candidate in Culture, Institutions, and Society. 

Martha's research focuses on how Central American unaccompanied minors are incorporated into U.S. public schools and the U.S. more broadly.

Email: marthafranco@g.harvard.edu

 

 

 

 

Simone Fried Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Simone imageSimone is an HGSE Doctoral Candidate in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice. 

Simone studies K-12 education policy through an organizational theory lens, particularly at the state and district level. Her current work investigates how state educational agencies prepare for and then implement takeovers of low-performing school districts. Her interests include governance, interorganizational relationships, policy implementation, and the human element of reform.

Email: simone_fried@gse.harvard.edu

 

 

Jaein Lee Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Jae imageJaein is an HGSE and FAS Doctoral Candidate in Culture, Institutions, and Society. 

Jaein's research focuses on immigrant students in higher education.

Email: jaeinlee@fas.harvard.edu

 

 

 

 

Alfatah Moore Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Al imageAl is an HGSE and FAS Doctoral Candidate in Human Development, Learning, and Teaching. 

Al’s research focuses on literacy acquisition and the design of interventions for students with reading difficulty in the elementary grades. His work also considers the implementation and scaling of interventions in the context of strategic management for school systems.

Email: alfatah_moore@g.harvard.edu

 

 

 

Jeremy Murphy Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Jeremy imageJeremy is an HGSE and FAS Doctoral Candidate in Culture, Institutions, and Society. 

Jeremy uses ethnographic and historical research methods to study how teachers respond to school reform efforts and how schools engage with issues of climate and culture.

Email: jmurphy@g.harvard.edu

 

 

 

Kristia Wantchekon Teaching Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Kristia picKristia is an HGSE and FAS Doctoral Candidate in Human Development, Learning, and Teaching. 

Kristia's research focuses on ethnic-racial identity development in adolescence, and how pedagogy and curriculum that leverages this process can support youth's academic and psychological adjustment (e.g., academic motivation, mental health, school completion). 

Email: kwantchekon@g.harvard.edu