Assistant Professor of Comparative Human Development
Dr. Richland joined the Department of Comparative Human Development and the Committee on Education at the University of Chicago in 2011. She graduated with honors from Princeton University in 1998 with a B.A. in Anthropology, and completed her Ph.D in Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. In 2008, she was awarded a National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Richland’s first faculty position was in the Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine from 2005-2011.
Professor Richland investigates children's higher order thinking and memory development. She also studies everyday teaching in the US and internationally to develop new tools for improving student outcomes in mathematics and science domains. A CAREER award from the National Science Foundation as well as grants from the Institute of Education Sciences and the Office of Naval Research support her work.