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Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University
The Campaign for Educational Equity: Symposium 2008

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11/17/2008 ~ 11/18/2008 at  Cowin Center, Teachers College

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

Presentation Topic:

  • A Research Roundtable [Summary to be posted soon]

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development at Teachers College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Professor Brooks-Gunn brings a rich background as a developmental psychologist to the Center, specializing in policy-oriented research that focuses on family and community influences on the development of young children. Her research centers on designing and evaluating interventions and policies aimed at enhancing the well-being of children living in poverty.

The author of over 500 publications, four books, and 12 edited volumes, Professor Brooks-Gunn has received numerous honors and awards for her work. Among her awards and recognitions are the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research in 2002 from the Association for Psychological Science (formerly the American Psychological Society), her election as Margaret Mead Fellow in 2004 by the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS), and the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy Award in 2001 from the Committee on Public Interest, American Psychological Association. She is also the recipient of the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for lifetime contribution to developmental psychology in the areas of science and society from the American Psychological Association.

Presentation Papers