Influence of Race, Ethnicity and Socio-Economic Status Research

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Name & Title Research Interests Contact Information
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
Brenda Lohman, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Adolescence and young adulthood; families and health (573) 882-6852
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
Duane Rudy, PhD
Associate Professor
Socialization processes; parent-child relationships; culture and the family; parental cognition (573) 884-1701
Rachel Thibodeau, PhD
Assistant Professor
School readiness, executive functions, cognitive development, fantasy/pretend-play, biological substrates of child development, and socio-emotional development (573) 884-4035