Marina Serdiouk

Post-Doctoral Research Associate


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • M.S., North Dakota State University, 2010
  • B.S., North Dakota State University, 2006

Marina Serdiouk is a post-doctorate research associate working with Scott Gest. She earned her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her master’s degree in child development and family science from North Dakota State University. Prior to coming to UVA, Marina worked in Denver, CO at Marzano Research, where she supported technical assistance and applied research projects under the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central contract.

Marina’s research focuses on understanding the role of teachers in shaping classroom social dynamics and facilitating positive peer relationships among students. For example, she has examined the links between teaching practices, teacher-student relationships, and peer victimization. Marina is also very interested in cross-ethnic relations and social integration issues in K-12 schools. Marina has a strong background in quantitative methods, including hierarchical linear modeling, longitudinal growth modeling, and social network analysis.