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Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Cynthia Ballenger — Lecturer, Professional Development Coordinator of Early Childhood Education
Children's literacy, reading, action research, teacher research, classroom language use, classroom culture, sociolinguistics

Marina Bers — Professor
Math, Science & Technology/Engineering Initiative, Educational technology, impact
of new technologies for personal, social and moral development, use of technology in hospitals, museums, schools and communities

Kathleen Camara — Associate Professor, Director of YouthBEAT Project with Berklee College of Music on Music and Development of youths from underserved communities
Arts and children's development, family relationships, culture, social development, research methods and program evaluation

Julie Dobrow — Senior Lecturer, Director of Communications and Media Studies Program; Lecturer, Department of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine
Effects of media on children, ethnic and gender representations in media

M. Ann Easterbrooks — Professor
Risk and resilience studies, social and emotional development, infancy, evaluation of prevention and intervention programs

David Henry Feldman — Professor, Department Chair
Cognitive development, developmental and educational theory, creativity

Sasha Fleary — Assistant Professor
Pediatric psychology, child health

Calvin Gidney III — Associate Professor
Linguistics, literacy, sociolinguistic development, language of African American children, language in children's television, development of children's language attitudes

Jessica Goldberg — Assistant Research Professor
Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation

Francine Jacobs — Associate Professor
Child and family policy, program evaluation

Bruce Johnson — Lecturer, Director of the Evelyn G. Pitcher Curriculum Resource Lab
Early childhood education, teacher education, early childhood policy

Sara Johnson — Assistant Professor
Positive development in adolescence and young adulthood, identity development, civic development, and quantitative methodology

Richard M. Lerner — Professor, Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science, Director of Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
Application of developmental science across the life span, personality and social development in adolescence, university-community collaboration and outreach scholarship

Tama Leventhal — Associate Professor
Neighborhood influences on children, youth, and families, neighborhoods, housing, poverty, immigrant families, social policy

Christine M. McWayne — Associate Professor
Director of Early Childhood Education, Low-income, urban-residing children's school success, Parenting and family engagement, Community-based research collaborations

Jayanthi Mistry — Associate Professor
Cultural perspectives in child development and education; Navigating multiple cultural worlds and identities, Interpretive methods in the study of children and families

Kerri Modry-Mandell — Lecturer, Fieldwork Administrator
Pediatric psychology, developmental psychopathology

Ellen E. Pinderhughes — Professor
Influences on family socialization processes among families with children at risk for problematic outcomes; adoption and foster care

Martha Pott — Senior Lecturer
Director of Master's-Thesis and Master's-Applied programs; Personal, social and emotional development; biological & evolutionary roots of human development

W. George Scarlett — Senior Lecturer, Deputy Chair
Classroom management and approaches to children's problem behavior; Children's Play; Religious and spiritual development; Children and the Natural World

Maryanne Wolf — Professor, John DiBiaggio Chair in Citizenship and Public Service; Director of Center for Reading and Language Research
Dyslexia, cognitive neurosciences, cognition, developmental psycholinguistics, reading development and intervention