UVA School of Education and Human Development Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members


Get to know the newest faculty members at the UVA School of Education and Human Development.

  • Siddhartha Angadi


    Siddhartha Angadi is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Kinesiology. A cardiovascular exercise physiologist by training, Dr. Angadi’s research has focused on exploring the novel therapeutic utility of exercise in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, the interaction of exercise and doxorubicin and mitigation strategies for chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity in patients with breast cancer and, the diagnostic utility of exercise testing in those with renal transplants and end-stage renal disease. He received his PhD at Arizona State University following which he was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California in Los Angeles.

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  • Bethany A. Bell


    Bethany A. Bell is an Associate Professor of Education in the Research, Statistics, and Evaluation Program and Chair of the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy. Bethany’s multidisciplinary research agenda has three primary goals: (1) to expand the methodological knowledgebase of complex statistical procedures to advance health and education equity research, (2) to reduce health-related inequities, with a primary focus on nutrition-related outcomes, among disenfranchised populations locally and nationally, and (3) to make complex analyses more accessible to applied researchers.

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  • Michaela DuBay


    Michaela DuBay is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Human Services. She specializes in early identification and intervention for autism spectrum disorders from the perspective of speech language pathology. Through community-based mixed-methods approaches, she is interested in how assessment and intervention methods can be modified to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse families. Dr. DuBay’s research has centered around the translation and cultural adaptation process for parent-report autism screening tools and parent-mediated interventions, specifically for Spanish-speaking Latin populations.

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  • Colby Hall


    Colby Hall is an Assistant Professor of Reading Education in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education. Her research focuses on reading development, assessment, and instruction. She has played a primary role in the development and testing of various reading instructional interventions for elementary and middle school students with or at risk for reading difficulties. Her research interests include instruction in foundational reading skills for elementary-grade students with or at risk for reading difficulties; inference instruction as a means of improving reading comprehension; instruction for English learners with reading difficulties; reading instruction in content-area classrooms; and technology-delivered reading instruction.

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  • Johari Harris


    Johari Harris is a Research Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Human Services. She examines how social identities, specifically race and gender, along with cultural values systems, like Afro-centric values, influence African American adolescents social-emotional competencies. Her research is grounded in intersectionality, developmental psychology, and social psychology theories. Her sequential, explanatory mixed method dissertation used an intersectional lens to examine if and how African American males’ race, gender, and cultural orientations influenced their pro-social behaviors.

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  • Tara Hofkens


    Tara Hofkens is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy. As a postdoctoral research associate with the Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning, she contributed to a longitudinal study examining gender differences in different types of developmental outcomes (EF, achievement, and socioemotional skills) of preK-3 students and designed multiple classroom-based studies that integrate student and teacher physiology with classroom observation to study dynamics of engagement.

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  • Kazlin Mason


    Kazlin Mason is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Services and Director of the Imaging and Communication Outcomes (iCO) Laboratory where she conducts research integrating imaging technology (MRI and fNIRS), 3D computer visualization, and predictive analytics to study speech physiology and communication outcomes. Dr. Mason’s areas of clinical expertise include cleft/craniofacial anomalies (and associated speech/feeding/swallowing disorders), voice and resonance disorders, and gender-affirming voice therapy. She has experience working with both children and adults across a variety of medical settings.

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