Assistant Professor, School of Education
Dr. Weiland’s research focuses on the effects of early childhood interventions and public policies on children’s development, especially on children from low-income families. She is particularly interested in the active ingredients that drive children’s gains in successful, at-scale public preschool programs. She is also interested in quantitative research methods, educational measurement, and developmental processes research. Her work is also characterized by strong, long-standing research collaborations with practitioners, particularly the Boston Public Schools Department of Early Childhood.
Her work has been generously funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, Chile’s Ministry of Education and the University of Michigan. She has presented her work on preschool to the Seattle City Council, to senior U.S. Department of Education officials, and at a Congressional briefing, at U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee and U.S. Senate HELP Committee briefing, among others. She has won award from multiple professional organizations for her work, including a 2013 SRCD Best Dissertation Award, a 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the 2018 Association for Education Finance and Policy Early Career Award.
Ed.D., Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2011
M.Ed., Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2008
Initial certification in History (8-12), Alternative Teaching Certification Program, New Teachers Collaborative, Devens, MA, 2005
B.A., History, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2002