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Postdoctoral Scholar, Education
BioWei Yan is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University from 2021-2023. She received her Ph.D. from Tsinghua University and got the award of “The Best Graduate Student in Beijing”. She is the author of How to Live a Flourishing Life and How to Raise a Positive Child—both books are considered as a pioneering step in bringing positive psychology to the Chinese public.
Now she is a postdoctoral research fellow at Graduate School of Education, affiliated with Geoffrey Cohen who is a professor at GSE and Psychology Department. Her research focuses on the application of positive education, aiming to benefit not only students in the cities, but also students in the rural regions and vulnerable groups. She uses mixed methods, big data, machine learning and physiological experiments to investigate the formations of positive traits and virtues, including vitality, wellbeing, leadership, values, meaning and purposes.
Currently, Dr. Yan is working on a large project involving over hundreds of cities in China aiming to apply positive psychology to K-12 Students and Teachers. Through this project, she hopes to use empirical studies to investigate the mental status of both students and teachers, and to improve their levels of vitality, mental wellbeing, and life satisfaction.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics), of Education and of Psychology
BioDr. Jason Yeatman is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Department of Psychology at Stanford University and the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Yeatman completed his PhD in Psychology at Stanford where he studied the neurobiology of literacy and developed new brain imaging methods for studying the relationship between brain plasticity and learning. After finishing his PhD, he took a faculty position at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences before returning to Stanford.
As the director of the Brain Development and Education Lab, the overarching goal of his research is to understand the mechanisms that underlie the process of learning to read, how these mechanisms differ in children with dyslexia, and to design literacy intervention programs that are effective across the wide spectrum of learning differences. His lab employs a collection of structural and functional neuroimaging measurements to study how a child’s experience with reading instruction shapes the development of brain circuits that are specialized for this unique cognitive function.
Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2023
Anisa Yudawanti is a first year doctoral student in Race, Inequality and Language in Education in Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Anisa is the proud daughter of Indonesian immigrants and was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin.
Her experience working alongside youth in public schools and community-based organizations is what informs her research interests in liberatory and abolitionist pedagogy, counterspaces built by and for Black and brown youth, and how youth develop a critical racial consciousness.
Anisa's scholarship is supported by the EDGE: Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship through the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and the Emerging Scholars Fellowship through the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.