Ani received her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation focused on the relationship between oral narrative ability, language skills, and literacy outcomes in Armenian American English learner students in fourth through sixth grade. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Saint Mary’s College of California where she teaches research methods courses to students pursuing their master’s and doctoral degrees in a variety of programs including TESOL, special education, counseling, school psychology, early childhood, and educational/teacher leadership. In this capacity, Ani provides students with structured guidance through the research process, including developing research questions, writing a literature review, developing research methodology, conducting data analysis (both quantitative and qualitative), and writing up results and conclusions. Ani also works closely with students as they work on applications for the Institutional Review Board and also serves as a thesis/dissertation chair. She has significant research experiences in the field of education and has worked on a number of projects focused primarily on English learner students’ language and literacy development. Ani truly enjoys working with graduate students and finds great satisfaction in supporting students through the research process. She is compassionate, straightforward, optimistic and passionate about helping individuals succeed in all they wish to accomplish.
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