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College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Faculty and Staff


Assoc Professor

Counsel Educations Psych Research

Office Location: 100 Ball Hall

Phone: 678-5091


I have been teaching courses on child development and education at the University of Memphis since 2000. As a developmental researcher, I have conducted research in various areas of education and development such as comparative early childhood education, the professional development of preschool teachers, the learning and development of young children, the history of developmental psychology, young children and media. All my research projects shared a focus, that is, examining education, socialization, development, acculturation, and related social sciences in the context of the changing society. For over a decade, I have also worked as a consultant for Sesame Workshop, the producer of Sesame Street. Between 2012 and 2014, I served as its China Director of Education, Research and Outreach. The projects I have been involved in while holding this position has greatly facilitated my thinking about cultural and cross-cultural research in China.     

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