Courtney Ricciardi

Courtney Ricciardi

Courtney Ricciardi

Graduate Research Assistant

Applied Developmental Psychology: The excellence gap, access to gifted programs, tracking, educational outcomes for low-income and minority populations.

Courtney is a fourth-year PhD student in Dr. Winsler’s lab within the ADP program. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. Her current research interests involve academic outcomes in at-risk populations, specifically the influence of early factors like school readiness and neighborhood effects on later outcomes such as educational achievement and advanced course selection.

Selected Publications

Ricciardi, C., Wolf, A., & Winsler, A. (in review). Child, family, and school factors associated with gifted educational placement and services for low-income, ethnically diverse children: Which students are breaking the barriers?

Ricciardi, C., Williams, A., & Winsler, A. (in press). Neighborhood effects. In P. Smith (Series Ed.), S. Hupp & J. Jewell (Volume Eds.) Encyclopedia of Child & Adolescent Development: Community (Vol **). New York, NY: Wiley.

Williams, A., Ricciardi, C., & Winsler, A. (2018). Parent- and preschool-teacher-perceived strengths among Black and Latino boys in Miami: Links to early success in elementary school. In S. Sonnenschein & B. Sawyer (Eds.), Academic socialization of young Black and Latino children: Building on family strengths (pp. 91-119). New York, NY: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04486-2_5

Grants and Fellowships

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Co-PI: Preventing the Excellence Gap: Longitudinal Predictors of Selection into, and Persistence with, Advanced Courses in Middle and High School for Resilient Students in Poverty in Miami

GMU Presidential Scholar Award

GMU Presidential Summer Fellowship

Courses Taught

PSYC 300: Statistics Lab

PSYC 304: Psychology of Learning Lab

Recent Presentations

Williams, A., Ricciardi, C., & Winsler, A. (2019, May). Gender Differences in STEM Achievement Among Low-Income Ethnically Diverse Students in Elementary School presented at the 2019 31st APS Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Williams, A., Ricciardi, C., & Winsler, A. (2019, March). Parent- and Preschool- teacher-perceived strengths among Black and Latino boys: Links to early success in elementary school, Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development Biennial, Baltimore, MD

Ricciardi, C., & Winsler, A. (2019, March). Pathways to success: Trajectories and timing of advanced math courses for ethnically diverse students in poverty in middle and high school, Poster presented at the Society of Research in Child Development Biennial, Baltimore, MD

Ricciardi, C., & Winsler, A. (2018, November). Making the grade: Who gets in to advanced academic courses among ethnically diverse, low-income youth. Poster presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management annual conference. Washington, DC.