Emma Armstrong-Carter

Emma Armstrong-Carter is now an incoming Assistant Professor at Tufts University in the Eliot-Pearson School of Child Study and Human Development, and will start in September 2023. Until then, she is a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please visit her website at: armstrong-carter.com and contact her at emmaac@berkeley.edu

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

Emma is a developmental psychologist; her 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, poverty, or difficult relationships.

This transdisciplinary, integrative research 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

Recent Publications

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