BiographyBrian Gearin is a doctoral student in Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership and a researcher at the University of Oregon’s Center on Teaching and Learning. Gearin’s research is broadly focused on the translation and mistranslation of scientific research to educational policy and practice. Substantive areas of interest include cognitive development and how it relates to socioeconomic status, physical activity, literacy, and mathematics. Gearin has published in Trends in Neuroscience and Education, Journal of Education Policy, and other peer-reviewed journals. He is currently collaborating on an MRI study of mathematics development in first grade students from different SES backgrounds. Prior to his research career, Gearin taught high school social studies and English at a priority school in Delaware. He received his BA from Brandeis University, and his MEd from the University of Delaware.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
- Cognitive development
- Socioeconomic status
- Early reading and mathematics learning
- Education policy
In his spare time, Gearin enjoys hiking with his dogs.
Published: Sep 16, 2017 by Trends in Neuroscience and Education
Authors: Brian M.Gearin and Hank Fien
This article reviews gaps in knowledge regarding physical activity's relation to cognition that will need to be addressed in order to translate neuroscientific research into practice.
Published: Sep 16, 2017 by Educational Policy
Authors: Brian Gearin
This article presents an intellectual history of the concept "social capital."