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School of Education
Brianna Devlin is a Ph.D. in Education student specializing in the Learning Sciences in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. She is interested in researching the development of mathematical cognition in children and factors that affect young children’s learning of early mathematical concepts and skills.
Brianna completed her B.S. in Psychology at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. After working as a preschool teacher, she joined the Cognition Learning and Development Lab at the University of Notre Dame in the department of Psychology as a research assistant and lab manager.
- B.S. in Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
- Graduate Research Assistant, School of Education, University of Delaware, 2016–present
- Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Cognition, Learning and Development Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 2013–2016
Honors and Awards
- Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2018
- Senior Thesis Project selected as Outstanding Senior Project, Grand Valley State’s Honors College, 2012
- McNeil, N. M., Hornburg, C. B., Devlin, B. L., Carrazza, C., & McKeever, M. O. (2017). Consequences of individual differences in children’s formal understanding of mathematical equivalence. Child Development, 90, 940-956.
- Jordan, N.C., Dyson, N., Barbieri, C., Devlin, B. (accepted). Improving learning in children with mathematics difficulties: Contributions from the cognitive and learning sciences. To appear in A.J. Martin, R.A. Sperling, & K.J. Newton (Eds.) Handbook of Educational Psychology and Students with Special Needs.
Petersen, L.A., McNeil, N.M., Tollaksen, A. K., Boehm, A.G., Hall, C. J., Carrazza, C., Devlin, B. L. (2014). Counting practice with pictures, but not objects, improves children’s understanding of cardinality. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2633-2638). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
- Devlin, B., Zhang, H. Beliakoff, A., Klein, A., Jordan, N. (2019, June). Using quantile regression to predict early number sense. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Cognition and Learning Society, Ottawa, Canada.
- Devlin, B., Zhang, H., Beliakoff, A., Jordan, N., Klein, A. (2019, March). Gender differences in early number sense. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.
- Devlin, B., Hornburg, C. B., McNeil, N. M. (2019, March). Grade of acquisition of understanding mathematical equivalence predicts algebra readiness. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.
- Devlin, B., Beliakoff, A., Barbieri, C., Klein, A., Jordan, N. (2017, October). Demographic
differences in early number competencies: Effects of gender and income status. Poster presented at the 2017 Cognitive Development Society Biennial Meeting; Portland, OR.
- Devlin, B. L., Hornburg, C. B., & McNeil, N. M. (2017, April). Kindergarteners’ understanding of math language predicts response to a math intervention. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.