Aubrey Wang, Ph.D.
Aubrey H. Wang, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Leadership, Saint Joseph’s University. Dr. Wang has three strands of research, each representing a different aspect of her identity as a scholar. As a secondary longitudinal analyst, she is deeply interested in the question of how young children develop and learn. Her co-authored studies have been published in high-quality journals such as the Contemporary Educational Psychology, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Journal of Cognition and Development, and Cognitive Development. As an education intervention researcher, Dr. Wang firmly believes in developing scholar-practitioner leaders who can design and deliver effective educational interventions. She has co-published several articles and gave multiple presentations with her doctoral students at international and national conferences. Lastly, as a methodologist who teaches quantitative and mixed methods, Dr. Wang’s co-authored case studies on teacher quality and the black-white achievement gap have been widely cited. Dr. Wang’s impressive scholarly productivity earned her the 2018 Research Merit Award. Dr. Wang achieved this stellar record of scholarly leadership while she advises/advised approximately 45 dissertation advisees, served for four years as the Ed.D. program director, serves as chair of the Institutional Review Board, and teaches eight different assessment and research courses. In addition, Dr. Wang is a program co-chair and board member of the Early Education/Child Development Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, an international research advisor for the National Taiwan Normal University, ad hoc reviewer for different journals, and external reviewer for different universities within and outside the United States. Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. in Policy Research, Evaluation and Measurement from the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, where she also received the 2019 Ethel and Allen “Buddy” Carruth Sustained Leadership in Education Award.
- University of Pennsylvania: Ph.D. in Policy Research, Evaluation and Measurement
- University of Pennsylvania: M.S. in Higher Education
- New York University: B.S. in Business Management
- Saint Joseph’s University: Professor (2020 – Present)
- Saint Joseph's University: Chair, Institutional Review Board (2017-present)
- Saint Joseph’s University: Director of Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders (2014-2018)
- Saint Joseph’s University: Associate Professor (2013 –2020)
- Saint Joseph’s University: Assistant Professor (2007 - 2012)
Selected Journal Publications
- Byrnes, J. P., Wang, A. H., & Miller-Cotto, D. (2019). Children as mediators of their own cognitive development in kindergarten. Cognitive Development, 50, 80-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2019.03.003. Pre-print personalized share link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1Yp7339HO45wpg
- Wang, A. H., & Fitzpatrick, C. (2019). Which early childhood experiences and skills predict kindergarteners’ working memory? Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 40(1), 40-48. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000610 Video Abstract: https://youtu.be/vEbS1hgbT_E
- Byrnes, J. P., Miller-Cotto, D., & Wang, A. H. (2018).Children as mediators of their own cognitive development: The case of learning science in kindergarten and first grade. Journal of Cognition and Development, June 1, 2018. http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.sju.edu/10.1080/15248372.2018.1470975
- Lore, M. D.*, Wang, A. H., & Buckely, M. T. * (2016). Effectiveness of a parent-child home numeracy intervention on urban Catholic first graders. Journal of Catholic Education, 19(3), 142-165. doi: 10.15365/joce.1903082016
- Wang, A. H., Firmender, J. M., Power, J. R.*, & Byrnes, J. P. (2016). Understanding the characteristics and effects of school-based early mathematics learning opportunities in early childhood settings: A meta-analytic review. Early Education and Development, 27(5), 692-713. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2016.1116343
- Wang, A. H., Kong, A., & Farren, Sr., T.* (2014). What learning environment factors motivate non-heritage language learners in middle grades to learn Chinese? Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 11(2), 312-326. http://e-flt.nus.edu.sg/v11n22014/wang.pdf
- Wang, A. H., Shen, F., & Byrnes, J. (2013). Does the opportunity-propensity framework predict early mathematics skills for low-income pre-kindergarten children? Contemporary Educational Psychology, 38, 259-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2013.04.004
- Wang, A. H., Walters, A., & Thum, Y. M. (2013). Identifying highly effective urban schools: Comparing two measures of school success. International Journal of Educational Management, 27(5), 517-540. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513541311329878
- Terosky, A. L., Wang, A. H., Berenato, C., & Rodriquez, E. (2012). Sitting in the director’s chair: One university’s response to media representation of education. Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 6(1-2), 51-64.
- Wang, A. H. (2010). Optimizing early mathematics experiences for children from low-income families: A study on opportunity to learn. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37(4), 295-302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-009-0353-9
Book Chapters in Edited Books
- Wang, A. H., & Byrnes, J. (January, 2018). Making connections to realize potential in early childhood mathematics. In V. Kinnear, M. Y. Lai, & T. Muir (Eds.), Forging Connections in Early Mathematics Teaching and Learning. New York, NY: Springer Publishing. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811071515
- Wang, A. H. (2010). Motivating U. S. Students to learn Chinese as a second language: Understanding the interactions between motivation, ethnicity, and teaching strategies. In J. Cai, J. Chen, & C. Wang (Eds.), Teaching and learning Chinese: Issues and perspectives (pp. 117-135). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Teaching-and-Learning-Chinese
Ethel and Allen "Buddy" Carruth Sustained Leadership in Education Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2019.
Merit Research Award, Saint Joseph's University, 2018.
Principal Investigator, Saint Joseph's University Sabbatical Research Grant, Spring 2016, full funded
Principal Investigator, Saint Joseph’s University Summer Research Grant, Summer 2013, $8,000
Principal Investigator, American Educational Research Association Research Grant, 2011-2013, $34,076
Developer, Saint Joseph’s University Curriculum Course Development Grant, 2009, $4,000
Principal Investigator, Saint Joseph’s University Summer Research Grant, 2008, $8,000