Kathan Shukla is an assistant professor in Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A). He completed his PhD from the University of Virginia in the Educational Research, Statistics a
nd Evaluation program in 2015 with Prof. Timothy Konold as his advisor. Kathan has worked as a postdoctoral fellow and taught educational statistics at UVA. He conducts research on applications of structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, latent class analysis, and school climate & peer victimization. He is a member of the Youth Violence Project team led by Prof. Dewey Cornell. In addition, Kathan works with Prof. Catherine Bradshaw's group on different projects in the areas of safe and supportive schools, and student bullying behavior. More recently, Kathan collaborates with Prof. Vijaya Sherry Chand and Prof. Vishal Gupta to examine the effectiveness of innovative teachers on student learning, motivation, and engagement.

Kathan has earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad and pursued M.Sc. in Solid State Physics from the Sardar Patel University, India. After graduation, Kathan taught Physics to high school students for more than a year in India. In 2009, he joined the University of Houston to pursue M.Ed. in Educational Psychology. He has published several research papers in high-impact journals, and a book entitled: Education in India: A Globian Perspective. 

In Term VI, Prof. Shukla is teaching: How to Motivate Students for Learning? (click the title to see the syllabus)

Personal Interests & Hobbies: story and screenplay writing, composing music, exploring youtube, and observing people/characters at random. 

He can be reached at: kathans@iima.ac.in or kathan.shukla@gmail.com