The directors of the Early Development and Learning lab are each currently accepting graduate students in their respective departments and programs. Interested prospective students are encouraged to contact them about research opportunities, programs of study, or the EDL lab.
Victoria Molfese, Ph.D. is Chancellor Professor in the department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYAF). Her research interests include: behavioral and brain assessments of preschool and school-aged children’s learning; behavioral techniques to assess cognitive abilities in infants and children; classroom, teacher and child characteristics affecting intelligence and achievement test performance in preschool and school-aged children; and the influence of sleep habits, health, and behavior on learning in infancy and early childhood.
Kathleen Rudasill, Ph.D.is associate professor of Educational Psychology in the Cognition, Learning, and Development (CLD) program. Her research is focused on classroom processes as they facilitate the academic and social success of children with different temperamental characteristics, with specific emphasis on children's connections to teachers and school at critical transition points.