Jaime Puccioni, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Michigan State University
Education Building-Room 330; (518) 442-5133

Jaime Puccioni received a dual Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education with an emphasis in language and literacy from Michigan State University in 2012. Prior to joining the faculty at University at Albany, she was a postdoctoral research associate at Michigan State, funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Puccioni’s research examines the ways in which family and classroom contexts influence children’s educational opportunities and development, with a particular focus on language and literacy. She is particularly interested in understanding how parents’ beliefs shape their behaviors, which in turn, influence children’s literacy development. Her dissertation drew on data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten cohort to estimate latent growth curves to examine the associations among parents’ school readiness beliefs, practices, and children’s academic achievement from kindergarten through first grade. She is a recipient of the King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship, used to support her dissertation research. Jaime’s current research focuses on the relationship among children’s opportunities to learn, approaches toward learning, and reading development in elementary school.

Prior to completing her doctorate, Jaime was a middle school teacher in Los Angeles, a literacy content coach, and member of the school leadership team. She taught a variety of teacher education courses in the areas of content area literacy methods, social studies methods, and advanced instructional methods for elementary and secondary educators.

Dr. Puccioni teaches:
ERDG 657: Reading in a Second Language

Dr. Puccioni has presented at several national conferences including the American Educational Research Association, American Sociological Association, and the National Reading Conference.

Selected Conference Presentations:
Puccioni, J. (2013). Academic socialization and the transition to school: Parents’ conceptions of school readiness, practices, and children’s academic achievement. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Francisco. 5/2013

Covay, E. & Puccioni, J. (2013). Inequality in Noncognitive Skills and Cumulative Disadvantage. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association conference, New York, NY. 8/2013

Puccioni, J. (2011). Parents’ school readiness beliefs and kindergarten reading achievement. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, New Orleans, LA. 4/2011

Conley, M., Puccioni, J., Clara, C. (2007). Instructor’s manual and test band for content area literacy: Learners in context. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.