Emma Armstrong-Carter

Emma Armstrong-Carter is now a National Science Foundation post-doctoral research fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please visit her website at: armstrong-carter.com

Emma graduated with her Ph.D from the Stanford Graduate School of Education in 2022, where she was also a fellow in the Stanford Data Science Initiative and the Institute of Education Sciences Center for Education Policy Analysis. Before her current position, she also completed a post-doc at the University of California, Berkeley.

Emma Armstrong-Carter is currently on the academic job market for tenure-track professor positions at research universities. Please contact her at emmaac@berkeley.edu

Emma's research program lies at the intersection of child development, data science, and education policy.

She researches how children’s experiences of helping others (e.g., family and peers) can promote their own learning and wellbeing. Further, she investigates how children’s experiences helping others can both exacerbate and mitigate the challenges that many children experience in homes with family disability, family illness, or difficult relationships.

This transdisciplinary, integrative research addresses multiple contexts of development including family, school, neighborhood, and geographic influences. It also informs the design of school- and government-based policies that support children’s educational success.

Faculty advisors: 

Jelena Obradović, and Ben W. Domingue


Ph.D., Stanford University, April 2022

  • Developmental and Psychological Sciences, Graduate School of Education
  • Minor in Data Science
  • Certificate in Research Practice Partnerships (2022)

Post-doc University of California, Berkeley April 2022-October 2022 Post-doc at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, October 2022- present