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Penn GSE Faculty Douglas A. Frye

Associate Professor

  • Children’s theory of mind
  • Cognitive development
  • Early mathematical development
  • Human development
Penn GSE Faculty Howard C. Stevenson

Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education

  • Child development
  • Racial literacy
  • Racial/ethnic socialization
  • African-American psychology
  • Violence and bullying prevention
  • Family and parental engagement
  • Psychology
Penn GSE Faculty John W. Fantuzzo

Albert M. Greenfield Emeritus Professor of Human Relations

  • Early childhood education, Head Start
  • Learning-to-Learn competencies that foster classroom engagement
  • Use of Integrated Data Systems for social policy research
  • Early childhood risk including child maltreatment, family violence, homelessness
Penn GSE Faculty Peter J. Kuriloff

Professor

  • Gender, class, race, and sexual dynamics in schools
  • Creating learning communities
  • Team effectiveness
  • Leading change
  • Youth participatory action research
Penn GSE Faculty Caroline L. Watts

Senior Lecturer

  • Community-school-university partnerships
  • School mental health
  • School climate
  • Social-emotional development
Penn GSE Faculty Sharon Wolf

Assistant Professor

  • Poverty and child development
  • Risk and resilience
  • Early childhood education
  • School readiness
  • Teacher professional development
  • Program evaluation
Penn GSE Faculty Xinyin Chen

Professor

  • Children’s socioemotional development
  • Peer relationships
  • Parenting and family influences
  • Cross-cultural developmental psychology
  • Cultural and biological factors in development
Penn GSE Faculty Charlotte E. Jacobs

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Adolescent development
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Independent school education
  • Multicultural education
  • Gender and education
  • Teacher education
Penn GSE Faculty Marsha Richardson

Senior Lecturer

  • Program management
  • Professional training and supervision
  • School-based mental health
  • Clinical psychology
Penn GSE Faculty Michael J. Nakkula

Professor of Practice

  • Adolescent development
  • Risk and resilience
  • Counseling and prevention
  • Youth mentoring
Penn GSE Faculty Kyle Schultz

Lecturer in Educational Practice

  • Human sexuality
  • LGBT populations
  • Eating disorders
  • Relational psychoanalysis