Alexandra Adair is a researcher on the Ready To Learn project, a federal research and development program using transmedia to improve the science and literacy skills of young children. Before joining CCT, Alexandra was a middle-school English Language Arts and humanities teacher, in both public and private schools in New York City.
Currently, Alexandra is a doctoral student and Presidential Magnet Fellow at CUNY Graduate Center in the educational psychology program. Before beginning the PhD program, she received her master’s degree in psychology at the New School for Social Research, where she conducted research on attachment, print exposure, emotional intelligence, empathy, and theory of mind. Her interests include the impact and use of media and technology in the home learning environment; the definition, assessment, and policy surrounding school readiness; and the effect of narratives on children’s emerging theory of mind, metacognition, and perspective-taking skills.
Alexandra also has published two novels, Immaculate I & II, and one children’s book, The Adventures of Mary Jo and Cicero: But Why Not I? In her spare time, she enjoys kickboxing, reading, and traveling.