Lisa Markman-Pithers, Ph.D is the Acting Director of the Education Research Section at Princeton University, the Outreach Director for the Future of Children Journal, and a Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School. Her research interests are in developmental psychology with a focus in education. Prior to working for Princeton, Dr. Markman-Pithers was the director of The Norwood Beacon Youth Center, a city-funded program that provides free, quality services to youth and their families. She has received specialized training in psycho-educational and psychological evaluations. In addition, she has worked as a Spanish teacher for the New York City Public Schools. Dr. Markman is a NYS licensed psychologist and NJS licensed school psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University.