Kearns – Psychology/Education

Devin Kearns
kearnsdm@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

Dr. Kearns’s work focuses on word reading difficulties in children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. He studies the basic processes involved in word reading in children (links to cognitive and developmental psychology) and designs interventions to improve reading outcomes in these struggling readers. Work in his lab involves two kinds of tasks:
1) Work in schools with children, either testing them or delivering instruction to struggling readers.
2) Work on campus to enter data and validate its accuracy.

Qualified candidates will be willing and able to do both kinds of work. Important qualifications include these:
* Organizational skills
* Problem-solving skills and the ability to figure out complex tasks
* Flexibility
* Consistency and punctuality
* Hard work.

It is an expectation that students will work at least 10 hours per week.
Applicants should write to Dr. Kearns directly. Please include your resume and schedule in your inquiry. We look forward to hearing from you!