704F EDCT
Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests

Sense of Belonging
Social and Emotional Development
Educational Technology
Artificial Intelligence
International Development

Dr. Ananya Tiwari is an ACES faculty fellow and assistant professor in Educational Psychology. Her research interests lie at the nexus of educational psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and evaluation.

1) Dr. Tiwari broadly investigates how sense of belonging is shaped and influenced by identities, social structures, and experiences among marginalized communities. She further looks at issues related to measurement of social and emotional attributes cross-culturally.

2) The second strand of her research seeks to understand how programs and policies can enhance belonging for marginalized communities where she engages in policy-level analysis and program development. Additionally, she conducts process and impact assessments as part of evaluation using frameworks of culturally responsive evaluation and assessment (CREA).

Feel free to email her on or drop by her office to chat about research, collaboration, or any potential ideas.
Dr. Tiwari is also interested in recruiting students for her lab.

M.S., Educational Psychology - Developmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign
Ph.D., Educational Psychology - Developmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign
EPSY646. Issues in Child and Adolescent Development
EPSY647. Child and Adolescent Development
AERA Division E Counseling and Human Development Outstanding Dissertation Award
Outstanding Doctoral Medal, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Leaders to Watch (1 of 7 globally)
William T. Diversity Travel Award, Society for Research in Child Development