Anna Markowitz

Anna Markowitz
Moore Hall 3323
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

P: (310) 825-7910

Anna Markowitz

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Psychology, Human Development and Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • MPP Masters of Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • MA Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College
  • BA Psychology, Creative Writing Minor, Gettysburg College

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Early childhood education
  • The early childhood workforce and teacher wellbeing
  • Applied policy research
  • Food insecurity

Dr. Markowitz’s current projects include: The Study of Early Education in Louisiana, Teacher Turnover in Head Start, Food Insecurity in Early Childhood

Select Publications

Russo, J.M., Williford, A.P, Markowitz, A.J., Vitiello, V.E., & Bassok, D. (2019). Examining the validity of a widely-used school readiness assessments in early childhood: Implications for teacher practice. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Johnson, A.D., & Markowitz, A.J. (2019). Identifying pathways between food insecurity and family wellbeing among households with young children. Journal of Pediatrics.

Markowitz, A.J. (2018). Changes in school engagement as a function of No Child Left Behind: A comparative interrupted time series analysis. American Educational Research Journal, 55(4), 721-760.

Bassok, D., Markowitz, A.J., Player, D., & Zagardo, M. (2018). Are Parents’ Ratings and Satisfaction with Preschools related to Program Features? AERA Open. doi: 10.1177/2332858418759954

Markowitz, A.J., Bassok, D., & Hamre, B. (2018). Leveraging developmental insights to improve early childhood education. Child Development Perspectives, 12(2), 87-92.

Johnson, A.D., & Markowitz, A.J. (2018). Associations between household food insecurity in early childhood and readiness for kindergarten. Child Development, 89(2), e1-e17doi: 10.1111/cdev.12764