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David Amiel

Research Associate, Center for Effective School Practices
80 Cottontail Lane, Suite 410, Somerset, NJ 08873

David Amiel is a Research Associate for the Center for Effective School Practices at Rutgers University.

He enthusiastically works to co-create programs, learning experiences, and methodologically rigorous research and evaluation projects with the aim of improving learning for all people, both big and small. As a dedicated educator himself, he works closely with members of the CESP research team to ensure practitioner-relevant and data-driven instruction and research. David also coordinates the implementation of research and related services, collects data from practitioners through surveys and interviews, and disseminates the work of the center through written publications and presentations at state and national conferences.

David has been an integral member of the CESP team for a number of years, first as an undergraduate student at Rutgers and now post-graduation. His education in biomathematics, computer science, and cognitive sciences allows him to engage fully in the work of CESP across content areas and learning institutions. His extensive technical and data analytic skills provides the team with indispensable expertise in the meaningful modeling of processes and phenomena. His educational background includes high-level mathematics and the physical and social sciences, such as discrete modeling, graph theory, research exposure in mathematical oncology, and human cognition, among others.

Complementary to his work at CESP, David is an instructor at a career and technical education school, where he writes curriculum, advises students, and delivers instruction to aspiring professionals. Additionally, he has teaching experience with K12 students in mathematics and computer science. He is also affiliated with CSTA, CS4NJ, ISTE, and AEA.

He is an advocate for mental health policy initiatives at NAMI NJ and a mentor for special populations of students.

David holds a B.A. in Biomathematics from Rutgers University with minors in cognitive science, economics, and computer science and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Statistics (Data Science). He has received CITI certifications for Social / Behavioral / Epidemiologic Research Investigators and Research Study Design certification.

• B.A. in Biomathematics from Rutgers University
• CITI – Social / Behavioral / Epidemiologic Research Investigators and Research Study Design

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