About the Institute:
Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology
Boston College Lynch School of Education
239C Campion Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (617) 552-2648
Fax: (617) 552-1981
Jacqueline V. Lerner is a professor of Applied Developmental and Educational
Psychology at the Boston College Lynch School of Education. She received her
doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University in 1980. Prior to her
position at Boston College, she was on the faculty at the Pennsylvania State
University and Michigan State University.
Her current research and teaching interests include the study of normative
child development within the school and home contexts; temperament; maternal
employment and day care influences on child development; early adolescent
transitions and positive youth development; and life-span developmental theory.
She has directed two longitudinal studies of adolescent development and is
the archivist for the New York Longitudinal Study (NYLS), a 30 year old
longitudinal study of life-span development. Currently she is the Scientific
Director of the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a research project
funded by the National 4-H Council.
Download Jacqueline Lerner's abbreviated
Curriculum Vitae (PDF) to learn more.