Josh Sussman

Joshua Sussman is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. His research uses assessment data and quantitative methods to inform educational practice and policy. His goal is to promote educational equity and inclusion, beginning in preschool, by examining features of learning environments (cognitive/academic, social, emotional, and behavioral) that support equitable opportunities to learn and ultimately close achievement gaps between groups of students who are known to struggle in school (e.g., dual language learners, students with disabilities) and their peers.

Joshua received his Ph.D. in education (School Psychology) from University of California, Berkeley in 2016. His dissertation research was funded by a three-year Institute of Education Sciences predoctoral fellowship. One part of his dissertation was published in American Journal of Evaluation (Sussman & Wilson, 2018), and another was recently accepted to Educational Researcher (Saxe & Sussman, in press). In addition, Joshua holds an appointment as an assistant adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he teaches a course in research methods. He is also a credentialed school psychologist.