The University of Wisconsin–Madison Collaborators

Dr. Martha Alibali

Professor and Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department of Psychology

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Martha Alibali is a professor of psychology and educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She conducts research at the interface of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and mathematics education. Specifically, her research investigates mathematics learning and development, with a special focus on the role of gesture in mathematical thinking and knowledge change. She is also interested in the role of gesture in communication, particularly in educational settings.

Dr. Eric Grodsky

Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies
Co-director of Education Studies for Healthy Aging Research
Co-Director of the Madison Education Partnership
Deputy Director of our Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences

Department of Sociology
The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eric Grodsky is professor of sociology and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin. His substantive work focuses on the role that education and social origins play in reducing or exacerbating inequities over the life course, from early childhood through the transition to and through college, graduate and professional school; the labor market; and healthy aging. In addition to his work with the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences (ITP), hi is co-director of EdSHARe(Education Studies for Healthy Aging Research, an umbrella that include the national cohort studies High School and Beyond and the National Longitudinal Study of the Class of 1972) and Co-Director of the Madison Education Partnership, a research-practice partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District and UW-Madison. 

Grace Jensen, M.A.

Academic Program Manager

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Grace Jensen manages the Interdisciplinary Training Program, within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at UW-Madison. She makes sure the program runs smoothly, that program activities are organized, and that fellows are making progress and positioned to do their best work. She is excited to be part of this robust training program, and to help bring fellows and faculty across the disciplines together to ask and answer important questions regarding education. She invites you to check out the ITP website <>, and to contact her with any questions.

Victor Feagins, Ph.D. Student

ITP IES Doctoral Fellow

Department of Educational Psychology

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Victor Feagins is a doctoral student in the Quantitative Methods area within the Department of Educational Psychology and studying with Dr(s).  Jee-Seon Kim and James Pustejovsky. His research interests include Experimental Design, Causal Inference, and Dependent Data.


Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Data Science, Statistics and Management Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2022