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Assistant Professor of Education, University of Houston

Dr. Master is an Assistant Professor in the Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences Department at the University of Houston. She earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology at Stanford University, working with Dr. Carol Dweck, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Yale University. Her research interests include social-psychological processes that form the foundation of motivation, identity, and achievement from early childhood through adulthood, as well as how cues to personal identity or group membership may affect stereotyping and other social judgments and behaviors. Currently she is investigating how stereotypes may affect students' interest in STEM fields.


  • 2020–present
    Assistant professor, University of Houston
  • 2016–2020
    Research scientist, University of Washington
  • 2011–2016
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Washington


  • 2011 
    Stanford University, Ph.D.
  • 2007 
    Stanford University, M.A.
  • 2003 
    Yale University, B.A.