Andrew D. Ribner
I am a developmental scientist whose work focuses on early childhood cognitive development and education. My work is guided by the overarching goal of setting children up for success as they enter school and improving educational outcomes for all children—particularly children whose lives have been negatively affected by systemic inequity. Currently, I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Kids’ Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh with Melissa Libertus. I earned my PhD in Developmental Psychology from New York University in 2019 where I worked in the Neuroscience and Education Lab with Clancy Blair and the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education with Cathie Tamis-LeMonda. My research journey started in the Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University with Anna Shusterman where I was first introduced to research on mathematical cognition. My primary area of study is on the development of children’s self-regulatory skills and their role in math learning in and out of classroom settings. Additionally, I study the antecedents and consequences of screen-based media use in young children. Outside of research, I enjoy cooking, baking, hiking, camping, and giving into the demands of my 70lb dog who gives me insight into interacting with a toddler.