Alumni Spotlights

Zoi Philippakos
Zoi Philippakos

Zoi Philippakos chose UD due to its "impeccable reputation" and "the chance to work with researchers who supported my research interests, were willing to collaborate, and viewed their students as future colleagues.”

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Yi Song

While studying as a PhD student, Yi Song worked as a teaching assistant or a research assistant each year. Working with different professors, she got to learn various teaching strategies and various types of research, such as conducting experiments to understand babies’ language development.

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John Sabatini

Dr. Sabatini’s research interests and expertise are interdisciplinary, extending across reading literacy development and disabilities, assessment, cognitive psychology, the learning sciences and educational technology.  In the course of his career, he has had opportunity to conduct research on reading, writing, and critical thinking.

Jessica Rodrigues
Jessica Rodrigues

Jessica pursued her Ph.D. in Education (specializing in Learning Sciences and Education, Measurement & Statistics) because of the opportunity to learn from and work with leaders in the field. "I knew I would receive the training required to advance my research skills and to be competitive on the job market."

Nikki DiGregorio
Nikki DiGregorio

Nikki chose UD's Ph.D. Human Development & Family Studies because of the breadth of expertise available to her among the faculty. "I knew I wanted to be in a program that was going to afford me research and teaching experience. UD has been very influential in shaping who I am as a professional, and also who I am as a person."