Josh Sussman

Joshua Sussman is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the BEAR Center at University of California, Berkeley. His research examines the design, implementation, and effects of classroom and large-scale assessments; in particular those assessments that help teachers understand and support learning and development in early and middle childhood. His research aims is to advance fundamental understanding about child development while promoting equitable opportunities to learn in early care and elementary settings. His applied research examines the effects of educational interventions that are designed to support all students' cognitive/academic, social, emotional, and behavioral skills and to 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. He is the principal investigator on a recently awarded AERA/NSF research grant that examines early developmental trajectories in dual language learners who speak different home languages. His dissertation research was funded by a three-year Institute of Education Sciences predoctoral fellowship. Joshua holds an appointment as an assistant adjunct professor in the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary's College, where he teaches a course in research methods. He is also a California credentialed school psychologist.