Doctoral Students

Pelin Akan

Pelin Akan is a doctoral student in educational studies with a specialization in mathematics and science education at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research interests focus on designing math curricula that instill students with an affection for mathematics, increasing accessibility to productive struggle, culturally responsive teaching, and equity issues in math […]

Alexandra Allen

Alexandra Allen is a doctoral student at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development pursuing a doctorate in educational studies with a concentration in special education. She is also a member of the Project TEAMS cohort. Her research interests include the intersection of trauma and emotional and behavioral disabilities, special education, and the […]

Pooja Aradhya

Pooja Aradhya is a doctoral student in counseling psychology at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She works as a research team member in the ARISE Lab and the Social Adjustment & Bullying Prevention Lab. Her research/clinical interests include Asian & Asian American mental health, bias-based harassment, liberation psychology, racial trauma, and […]

Rohan Arcot

Rohan Arcot is a doctoral student in counseling psychology at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He works as a research team member in the ARISE lab and for the Center for Character & Social Responsibility. He serves as an APA Division 45 Campus Representative Co-Chair, the Association for Asian American Psychology […]

Emily Barnes

Emily Barnes is a doctoral student at BU Wheelock. She studies child anxiety and is interested in understanding how anxiety affects attention and other aspects of cognition. She is also passionate about expanding access to mental health treatment for youth and families and researching models of care that expand accessibility (e.g., school-based interventions; technology-based tools; […]

Ayana Bass

Ayana Bass is a doctoral student at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research interests and area of expertise are related to the area of special education, more specifically, the nuances of adult learners in “traditional” teacher preparation programming, teacher diversity, certification pathways, and education policy. As a McNair Scholar in her […]

Katherine Baulier

Katherine Baulier is a doctoral student at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, working toward a doctorate in educational studies with a concentration in special education. Her research centers preservice general education teachers’ mindsets on the inclusion of students with extensive support needs, especially those with multiply marginalized identities. Using qualitative methodologies, […]

Betsy Beckert

Betsy Beckert is a doctoral student in language & literacy education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her work focuses on the multiple and multimodal literacies of signing deaf students. Betsy has experience working in deaf education both in the US and abroad, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Usulut​​án, El […]

Mason Blake

Mason Blake is a Glenn Fellow and doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development Program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His research program explores the experiences of academy soccer players in the United Kingdom and developing programs to enhance their future readiness. Mason also serves as the […]

Allie Jane Bruce

Allie Jane Bruce is a doctoral student in the Language & Literacy program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research has been located at the intersection of visual literacy, early childhood, and race & racism, and she is interested in how young children process and make meaning of racial content and […]