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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Early Childhood

toddlers playing with teacher at table

Name & Title Research Interests Contact Information
Gustavo Carlo, PhD
Millsap Professor of Diversity, CFPR Director
Prosocial and moral development among children and adolescents; temperament, family correlates, social cognitions and emotions, and culture-related variables associated with such development; positive health and adjustment among Latino families and youth (573) 884-6301
carlog@missouri.edu
Jean Ispa, PhD
Professor, Department Co-Chair
Parent-child and teacher-child interaction; Early Head Start evaluation; family and child care in Russia (573) 882-2796
ispaj@missouri.edu
Louis Manfra, PhD
Assistant Professor
Early childhood development; role of language in cognitive development; metacognitive aspects of inner speech; early education practices and learning; development of numeracy and early math knowledge (573) 882-8455
manfral@missouri.edu
Michelle Mathews, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor, CDL Director, Undergraduate Advisor for Child Development and Education
Early childhood; families & health (573) 882-3999
mathewsm@missouri.edu
Francisco Palermo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Latino children’s sociobehavioral health, English acquisition, and academic well-being; contributions of parent, teacher, and peer experiences (573) 884-0932
palermof@missouri.edu

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