Carly Robinson is a Senior Researcher at Stanford University and the Director of Research of the National Student Support Accelerator. Before joining Stanford, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University. Her research interests sit at the intersection of education, psychology, and policy. In particular, she draws on insights from social psychology and behavioral science to design and experimentally test interventions to improve relational, engagement, and learning outcomes for students. To date her work has focused on strengthening educator-student relationships, mobilizing effective family engagement, and deploying tutors effectively. As a complement to her applied research, her methodological work emphasizes open science practices, such as preregistering hypothesis-testing studies.
Prior to conducting educational research, Carly worked as a New York City teacher. She holds a PhD in Education from Harvard University, a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and BA in Psychology from Williams College.