Roisin P. Corcoran, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale University


Email: roisin.corcoran@aya.yale.edu

Biography

Dr. Roisin P. Corcoran holds B.Sc. (First Hons), CPsychol, Ph.D, Postdoc Yale University’s Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory. Dr. Corcoran is a Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a member of the American Psychological Association and is the elected Communications Chair of the American Educational Research Association Social and Emotional Learning SIG. She is also a Fellow at the Harvard-MIT Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

Dr. Corcoran’s research interest lies in (i) the development and implementation of evidence-based social and emotional learning programs and competency-based tools for children and adults, and (ii) evaluating the effectiveness of these tools and programs and the mechanisms by which they have their impact on social, psychological, and academic outcomes. Dr. Corcoran applies her research to myriad domains, including education settings and organizations.

Dr. Corcoran is the recipient of numerous scholarships, grants and awards for her research. Her research in this area has been published both nationally and internationally through peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and, most notably, through the publication of a peer-reviewed monograph on the role of emotion in teaching and learning with Lang Publishers, Oxford. Her reputation in this area has led her to be invited to speak at a number of prestigious international conferences and she is a frequent reviewer for both education and psychology peer-reviewed journals. She was recently awarded external funding to convene a multidisciplinary conference on the theme of “Regulating Emotion”. This conference featured a range of distinguished speakers from a wide area of disciplines including education, information technology, law, medicine, music, psychology and sociology.

Publications

Corcoran, R. P., & Tormey, R. (2013). Does Emotional Intelligence Predict Student Teachers’ Performance? Teaching and Teacher Education, 35, 34–42.

Corcoran, R. P., Ross, R. M., Irby, B. J. Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Guerrero, C. (2015). Technology Usage in an English Language and Literacy Acquisition Validation Randomized Control Trial Study. World Journal of Education Technology, 6, 291-307.

Corcoran, R. P., & Tormey, R. (2012). How Emotionally Intelligent are Pre-Service Teachers? Teaching and Teacher Education. 28, 750-759.

Corcoran, R. P., & Tormey, R. (2010). Teacher Education, Emotional Competencies and Development Education. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2, 2448-2457.

Corcoran, R. P., & Ross, S. M., (2014). Around the Corner: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study of a Technology-Enhanced Approach to Early Literacy. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 9, 316-329.

Morrison, J., Ross, S. M., Corcoran, R. P. (2015). Do Teachers and Students Get the Ed-Tech Products They Need:  The Challenges of Ed-Tech Procurement in a Rapidly Growing Market. World Journal of Education Technology. 7, 63-86.

Corcoran, R. P., Eisinger, J., Kim, E., Ross, S. M., (under review). Preparing Students for the Common Core State Standards in Reading: An Evaluation of the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders Program. 

Corcoran, R. P., Slavin, R. E., Kim, E., & Cheung, A. (in preparation). School-based Social and Emotional Learning Programs for Improving Academic Achievement: A Systematic Review.

Corcoran, R. P., & O’Flaherty, J. (under review). Moral Reasoning Development among College Students: A Systematic Review and a Growth Curve Analysis.

Corcoran, R. P., O’Flaherty, J. & Ross, S. M., (under review). An Evaluation of the Middlebury Interactive Languages Program in the Vermont World Language Initiative.

Slavin, R. E., Corcoran, R. P., Collins, M., Friedman, D., Repka, M., (under review). Can Eyeglasses Improve Reading in High-Poverty Schools?

Collins, M., Slavin, R. E., Corcoran, R. P., Owoeye, J., Chang, D., Friedman, D., Repka, M., (under review). Prevalence of Eye Disease and Reading Difficulty in an Inner City Elementary School Population – Preliminary Results of the Baltimore Reading and Eye Disease Study (BREDS).

Corcoran, R. P. (2015). Principals on the Path to Excellence, National Institute for School Leadership, I3 Validation Study Design Report Submitted to Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Department of Education (DOE).

Corcoran, R. P., Reilly, J. M., Ross, S. M. (2015). An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the JUMP Mathematics Program on Improving Mathematics Achievement of Students in New York City Schools: A Propensity Score Analysis. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Reilly, J. M., Ross, S. M. (2015). An Examination of the Effect of the National Institute for School Leadership’s Executive Development Program on School Performance Trends in Milwaukee: A Propensity Score Analysis. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R., Eisinger, J., Ross, S. M. (2015). Implementation Quality of McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders Program in Chicago. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Reilly, J. M., Ross, S. M. (2015). An Examination of the Effect of the National Institute for School Leadership’s Executive Development Program on School Climate Trends in Milwaukee: A Propensity Score Analysis. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Reilly, J. M., Ross, S. M. (2015). An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the JUMP Mathematics Program on Improving Mathematics Achievement of Students in New York City Schools: A Propensity Score Analysis. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Ross, S. M. (2015). An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Remediation Plus Program on Improving Reading Achievement of Students in the Marinette (WI) School District. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Ross, S., Eisinger, J. M. (2015). An Evaluation of the Middlebury Interactive Immersion Program. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Ross, S., Eisinger, J. M. (2015). An Evaluation of the Middlebury Interactive Languages Program in the Vermont World Language Initiative: Year 2 Study. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Madden, N. A., Slavin, R, & Corcoran, R. P. (2014). The Impact of Computer-Assisted Small Group Tutoring on Beginning Reading. Technical report: Baltimore, MD:  Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J., Ross, S. M., Corcoran, R. P., with Reed, A. (2014). Fostering market efficiency in K-12 ed-tech procurement. Report to Digital Promise with the Education Industry Association. Technical report: Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University. (http://b.3cdn.net/dpromise/4e2869abb217c9062f_z6m6v2v9u.pdf)

Corcoran, R. P., Reilly, J. M., & Ross, S. M. (2015). An Examination of the Effect of the National Institute for School Leadership’s Executive Development Program on Student Achievement. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

 Corcoran, R. P., Reilly, J. M., & Ross, S. M. (2015). An Examination of the Effect of the ORIGO Stepping Stones Program on Student Achievement in the Worthington (OH) School District. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Eisinger, J., Reilly, J. M., & Ross, S. M. (2014) An External Evaluation of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Maryland Math Engineering and Science Achievement Program (MD MESA). Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Reilly, J. M., & Ross, S. M. (2014) Achievement Outcomes of The Leader In Me (TLIM) Program. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., & Ross, S. M. (2014). English Language and Literacy Acquisition Validation (ELLA-V) I3 Study Design Plan, I3 Validation Study Design Report Submitted to Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Department of Education (DOE).

Daniels, C., Corcoran, R. P., Ross, S. M., Laurenzano, M. & Toner, R. (2014). Implementation Quality and Outcomes of the Middle School Matters Program. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Ross, S. M., Corcoran, R. P., Daniels, C., & Reilly, J. M. (2014). An Evaluation of JUMP Math in New York City Schools: School and Student Achievement Outcomes. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Eisinger, J., Reilly, J. M., & Ross, S. M. (2014) An Evaluation of the ORIGO Stepping Stones Program in the Worthington (OH) School District. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Reilly, J. M., & Ross, S. M. (2014). Fusion Academy Literature Review, Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P. (2014). AREL Member Achievement Analysis Plan. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., Cheung, A. Ross, S. M. & Toner, R. (2014). An Evaluation of the Wave Academy Approach to Reducing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Corcoran, R. P., & Ross, S. M. (2013). Wave Academy, Baltimore, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Conference Papers

Corcoran, R. P., Eisinger, J., Reilly, J. M., & Ross, S. M. (2015). Preparing Students for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics: An Evaluation of the ORIGO Stepping Stones Mathematics program. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, Illinois.   

Corcoran, R. P., & O’Flaherty, J. (2015). Examining the Impact of Prior Academic Achievement on Moral Reasoning Development among College Students: A Growth Curve Analysis. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, Illinois.

Corcoran, R. P. (2012). How emotionally intelligent are pre-service teachers? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, Canada.

Corcoran, R. P., & Tormey, R. (2011). Developing emotional intelligence in initial teacher education: An action research approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Corcoran, R. P. (2009). Investigating the role of emotional competencies in initial teacher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland. Kilkenny, Ireland.

Corcoran, R. P. (2009). Developing emotional competencies in teacher education through development education. Paper presented at the Sustainable Global Development Conference. Limerick, Ireland.

Corcoran, R. P. (2008). Understanding emotional competencies in teacher education. Paper presented at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland annual conference. Galway, Ireland.

Corcoran, R. P. & Tormey, R. (2007). Understanding emotional competencies through development education in teacher education. Paper presented at the annual Development’s Future Conference. Galway, Ireland.

Corcoran, R. P. (2007). Investigating the role of emotional competencies within initial teacher education. Paper presented at the Shannon Consortium Postgraduate Research Conference. Limerick, Ireland.

Selected Presentations

Corcoran, R. P. (2014). Success for All: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study of a Technology-Enhanced Approach to Early Literacy. Invited Seminar School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

Corcoran, R. P. (2013). Evaluation of English Language and Literacy Acquisition – Validation (ELLA-V). Invited Seminar School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

Corcoran, R. P. & Ross, S. M. (2013). Invited Seminar Evaluation of Education Leadership Preparation Programs. George W. Bush Institute, Texas, USA.

Corcoran, R. P. (2012). Teacher Emotion Regulation Competence: Contemporary Understandings and New Perspectives. Invited Presentation Department of Psychology, Yale University. New Haven, USA.

Corcoran, R. P. (2011). Invited Seminar Measuring Emotion. Research Cluster in Emotions in Society. Limerick, Ireland.

Corcoran, R. P. (2009). Invited Workshop Problematicising the Impact of Development Education. Ubuntu Network Dialogue Day 3. Dublin, Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

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