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Faculty

Part-Time Faculty

Mary Casey, Lecturer — Parent-child relations

Mariah Contreras, Lecturer — Childhood and Culture

Leandra Elion, Lecturer — Children with Special Needs

Luba Feigenberg, Lecturer — Children's Mental Health; Theory-Practice Integration

Pamela Follett, Lecturer — Developmental Neuroscience

John Lippitt, Lecturer — Early care and education policy

Jim Lipsky, Lecturer — American Sign language, Deaf Studies

Melinda Macht-Greenberg, Lecturer — Assessment

Melissa Orkin, Literacy and Learning Disabilities

Marion Reynolds, Lecturer — Children's literature, curriculum development, teacher education

Cynthia Smith, Lecturer — Child Art

Nancy Vincent-Meotti, Lecturer — American Sign language, Deaf Studies

Jenny Weisz, Lecturer — Interdisciplinary Study of Children's Policy within a legal framework. Special focus on children living in poverty and children at risk for care and protection or probate guardianship proceedings.


Adjunct/Affiliated Faculty

Renata Celichowska (Affiliated), Lecturer, Department of Drama and Dance; Director of Dance

Laurie Miller (Adjunct), Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition (Friedman School) and Child Development (Eliot-Pearson) — Medical and developmental issues related to international adoption; health, nutrition, and developmental studies of rural children in Nepal and Uganda; interventions to improve nutritional outcomes

Diane M. Ryan (Adjunct), Associate Dean of Programs & Administration (Tisch College) and Adjunct Associate Professor (Eliot-Pearson) — Leadership and leader development; stereotypes and professional identity development; civic identity


Research Faculty

Kristina Schmid Callina, Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development — The role of hope in Positive Youth Development; Educational and out-of-school time programs to promote character development among youth

Paul Chase, Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development — The role of intentional self-regulation in academic success, and trajectories of academic development

Rebecca Fauth, Assistant Research Professor, Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER)

Jessica Goldberg, Assistant Research Professor, Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER)

Lacey J. Hilliard, Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development — Social group processes; Gender development; Social and emotional learning; Positive media and technology engagement

Hillary S. Schaefer, Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development — The intersecting roles of cognitive, affective, motivational, and social forces in character development

Jonathan M. Tirrell, Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development — The role of forgiveness in character development; Cross-cultural positive youth development research and evaluation of international intervention programs promoting thriving among youth in poverty