The UVA Social Development Lab trains Doctoral and Masters students enrolled in the Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science (EP-ADS) program through the Curry School of Education. If you are interested in training at the Social Development Lab, please refer to the EP-ADS website for more information on this program and application details.
Ashley Hunt is an IES pre-doctoral fellow in the Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science program. Broadly, Ashley is interested in classroom-based interventions and teacher practices that integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) with content instruction, the assessment of SEL skills in educational contexts, and the policy implications of widespread administration of SEL measures. She holds a BA in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Virginia, and a MA in Psychology with a concentration in Children, Families, and Cultures from Catholic University. In her free time, she loves the outdoors and spending time with her two dogs on the trails of Shenandoah National Park.
Ashley is currently working with the Social Development Lab and her advisor, Dr. Sara Rimm-Kaufman, on the development and evaluation of Connect Science, a curriculum unit that promotes SEL skills, science learning, and civic engagement in 4th grade students.