Faculty & Staff

ISP welcomes first Saint Louis Translational Fellow in Education

The Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis (ISP) is pleased to welcome Pallavi Chhabra as a postdoctoral researcher for the Fall 2023 semester.

A postdoctoral research associate with the Education Department at Washington University, Dr. Chhabra is among the first researchers to participate in The Saint Louis Translational Fellowship in Education, a joint postdoctoral program that will focus on providing aspiring educational researchers with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to transition into careers in service to the PK-12 educational system.

“We are delighted to have Pallavi working with our team as we create pathways for impactful, practitioner-led research efforts that have the potential to transform schools,” says ISP Associate Director Rachel Ruggirello. “An accomplished researcher and educator, she will support our collaborative efforts with the Ritenour School District and Consortium Partnership Network (CPN). “Through this innovative program, we are providing critical support to the next generation of engaged scholars. In addition to placements in schools and research practice partnership (RPP) organizations, the Fellows also have the opportunity to connect theory and practice through coursework taught by RPP scholars, researchers, and practitioners designed to support ongoing learning and reflection.”

Dr. Chhabra holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her dissertation explored the use of technology for equity in diverse classrooms. She has published articles in journals such as the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. She has also presented her research at various conferences, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE). Pallavi has experience working on research projects and has held positions at institutions such as the Madison Education Partnership and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She has also taught courses on education and society and for several years, served as a supervisor for teacher candidates. 

The Saint Louis Translational Fellowship in Education is funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Additional collaborative partners include the Policy Research in Missouri Education) PRiME) Center, and the St. Louis School Research-Practice Collaborative.

For more information, contact: Rachel Ruggirello ruggirello@wustl.edu.