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Professor of Early Childhood Policy
Teachers College, Columbia University
Sharon Lynn Kagan is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy, Co-director of the National Center for Children and Families, and the Associate Dean for Policy at Teachers College. She is also the Director of the Office of Policy and Research. Dr. Kagan has been recognized as a preeminent member of her discipline. She received her B.A. in English at the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Liberal Arts at Johns Hopkins University, and an Ed.D in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College.
Dr. Kagan’s interests focus on the application of child and parent development research to the formation and implementation of public policies, and on the impact of institutions on the development of low-income children.
Some of her selected publications include Leadership in early care and education (National Association for the Education of Young Children, co-ed), Reinventing early care and education: A vision for a quality system (Jossey-Bass, co-ed.), Putting families first: America’s family support movement and the challenge of change (Jossey-bass, co-ed.), Integrating services for children and families (Yale University Press), The care and education of America’s young children: Obstacles and opportunities (National Society for the Study of Education, 90th Yearbook, ed.), and United we stand: Collaboration for childcare and early education services (Teachers College Press).