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Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne
Virg.& Leo. Marx Prof. of Child and Parent Dev.Ed.
Virginia & Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development & Education, Teachers College & Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University; Co-director, National Center for Children & Families
Human Development
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Educational Background

B.A., Connecticut College;
M.Ed., Harvard University;
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Scholarly Interests

Child and family policy and programs; Early childhood interventions and education; Adolescent transitions and development; Neighborhoods, communities and poverty; Growing up female; Design implementation and analyses of large, national, long-term follow-up studies of children, youth, and families (current studies include: Fragile Families, Child Well-Being Study, Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, Early Head Start). 

Selected Publications

Dr. Brooks-Gunn is the author of four books, 12 edited volumes, and 500 peer reviewed articles.

Complete list of publications can be accessed at: http://policyforchildren.org/the-center/our-leadership/selected-publications-by-jeanne-brooks-gunn-ph-d/

  

BOOKS

Brooks-Gunn, J., & Matthews, W. (1979). He and she: How children develop their sex-role identity. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Lewis, M. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (1979). Social cognition and the acquisition of self. New York: Plenum.

Furstenberg, F. F., Jr., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Morgan, S. P. (1987). Adolescent mothers in later life. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Brooks-Gunn, J., Fuligni, A. S., & Berlin, L. J. (2003). Early child development in the 21st Century: Profiles of current research initiatives. New York: Teachers College Press.                                              

                                                                                    ARTICLES

I. Pregnancy

A. Prenatal Development

1. Transition to Motherhood

Howard, K., Martin, A., Berlin, L. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011) Early mother-child separation, parenting, and child well-being in Early Head Start families. Attachment and Human Development, 13, 5-26.

Howard, K. S. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Relationship supportiveness during the transition to parenting among married and unmarried parents. Parenting: Science and Practice, 9, 123-142.

Ryan, R. M., Tolani, N., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Relationship trajectories, parenting stress, and unwed mothers’ transition to a new baby. Parenting: Science and Practice, 9, 160-177.

2. Consequences of Perinatal Conditions

Nomura, Y., Halperin, J. M., Newcorn, J. H., Davey, C., Fifer, W. P., Savitz, D. A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). The risk for impaired learning-related abilities in childhood and educational achievement among adults born near-term. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 406-418.

Nomura, Y., Rajendran, K., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Newcorn, J. H. (2008). Roles of perinatal problems on adolescent antisocial behaviors among children born after 33 completed weeks: A prospective investigation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 1108-1117.

Nomura, Y., Brooks-Gunn, J., Davey, C., Ham, J., & Fifer, W. P. (2007). The role of perinatal problems for risk of co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders in adulthood. Psychological Medicine, 37, 1323-1334.

Nomura, Y., Wickramaratne, P. J., Pilowsky, D. J., Newcorn, J. H., Bruder, B., Davey, C., Weissman, M. M. (2007). Low birth weight and risk of affective disorders and selected medical illness in offspring at high and low risk for depression. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 48, 470-478.

B. Prenatal Interventions (Enrollment & Home Visiting)

Duggan, A., Minkovitz, C.S., Chaffin, M., Korfmacher, J., Brooks-Gunn, J.,Crowne, S., Filene, J., Gonsalves, K., Landsverk, J., & Hartwood, R. (2013). Creating a national Home Visiting Research Network. Pediatrics, 132, S82-S89.

Haskins, R., Paxson, C., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Social science rising: A tale of evidence shaping public policy. [Policy brief]. Future of Children, 19(2).

Howard, K. S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). The role of home-visiting programs in preventing child abuse and neglect. Future of Children, 19(2), 119-146.

II. Childhood

A. Child Development

1. Emotional Regulation & Attention

Razza, R., Martin, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Anger and children’s socioemotional development: Is there a positive side to a negative emotion? Journal of Family and Child Studies, 21, 845-856.

Georges, A., Malone, L., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Link between young children's behavior and achievement: The role of social class and classroom composition. American Behavioral Scientist, 56, 961-990.

Razza, R. A., Martin, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). Associations among family environment, sustained attention, and school readiness for low-income children. Developmental Psychology, 46, 1528–1542.

Duncan, G. J., Dowsett, C. J., Claessens, A., Magnuson, K., Huston, A. C., Klebanov, P., Japel, C. (2007). School readiness and later achievement. Developmental Psychology, 43, 1428–1446.

McCabe, L. A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007). With a little help from my friends?: Self-regulation in groups of young children. Infant Mental Health Journal, 28, 584-605.

2. Eating, Exercise, Sleep, & Weight

Martinson, M.L., Mclanahan, S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Race/ethnic and nativity disparities in child overweight in the United States and England. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 643, 219-238.

Barajas, R. G., Martin, A., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Hale, L. (2011). Mother-child bed-sharing in toddlerhood and cognitive and behavioral outcomes. Pediatrics, 128, 339-347.

Hale, L., Berger, L., Brooks-Gunn, J., & LeBourgeois, M. (2011). A longitudinal study of low-income preschooler's language-based bedtime routines with sleep duration, and cognitive, behavioral and health outcomes. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 423–433.

Kimbro, R. T., Brooks-Gunn, J., & McLanahan, S. (2011). Young children in urban areas: Links among neighborhood characteristics, weight status, outdoor play, and television watching. Social Science & Medicine, 72, 668-676.

Hale, L., Berger, L. M., LeBourgeois, M. K., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Social and demographic predictors of preschoolers’ bedtime routines. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30, 394-402.

Hetzner, N. M. P., Razza, R. A., Malone, L.M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Associations among feeding behaviors during infancy and child illness at two years. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13, 795–805.

Philipsen, N., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Overweight and obesity in childhood. In T. P. Gullotta & G. M. Blau (Eds.), Handbook childhood behavioral issues: Evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment (pp. 125-146). New York: Russell Sage.

Gibson-Davis, C., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007). The association of couples' relationship status and quality with breastfeeding initiation. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 1107–1117. 

Kimbro, R., Brooks-Gunn, J., & McLanahan, S. (2007). Children’s overweight and obesity at age three: Examining the racial and ethnic differentials. American Journal of Public Health, 97, 298-305.

3. Biobehavioral Interactions

Mitchell, C., McLanahan, S., Brooks-Gunn, J., Garfinkel, I., & Notterman, D. (in press). The
influence and interplay of family instability and genes on children’s eternalizing behavior. American Sociological Review.

Lee, D., Brooks-Gunn, J., McLanahan, S., Notterman, D., & Garfinkel, I. (2013). The Great
Recession, genetic sensitivity, and maternal harsh parenting. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 34. 1-5.

Mitchell, C., McLanahan, S., Brooks-Gunn, J., Garfinkel, I., Hobcraft, J., & Notterman, D. (2013). Genetic differential sensitivity to social environments: Implications for research. American Journal of Public Health, 103, S102-S110.

Mitchell, C., Notterman, D., Brooks-Gunn, J., Hobcraft, J., Garfinkel, I., Jaeger, K., Kotenko, I.,
& McLanahan, S. S. (2011). Role of mother’s genes and environment in postpartum depression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 8189–8193.

4. Family and Neighborhood Poverty

Chen, J.J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Neighborhoods, schools, and achievement. In K.R. Harris, S. Graham, T. Urdan, S. Graham, J.M. Royer, & M. Zeidner (Eds.), APA educational psychology handbook: Individual differences and cultural and contextual factors (Vol. 2, pp. 337-360). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Johnson, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Child care and early education for low-income families: Choices and consequences. In V. Maholmes, & R. B. King (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of poverty and child development (pp. 354-371). New York: Oxford University Press.

Leventhal, T., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). Changes in neighborhood poverty from 1990 to 2000 and youth’s problem behaviors. Developmental Psychology, 47, 1680-1698.

Foster, H., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Toward a stress process model of children's exposure to physical family and community violence. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 12, 71-94.

Burchinal, M., Nelson, L., Carlson, M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Neighborhood characteristics, and child care type and quality. Early Education and Development, 19, 702-725.

Brooks-Gunn, J., Rouse, C., & McLanahan, S. (2007). Racial and ethnic gaps in school readiness. In R.C. Pianta, M.J. Cox, & K. Snow (Eds.), School readiness and the transition to kindergarten (pp. 283-306). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

5. Family Structure

Martin, A., Brazil, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013). The socioemotional outcomes of young children of teenage mothers by paternal coresidence. Journal of Family Issues, 43, 1-21. 

Craigie, T.A., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Waldfogel, J. (2012). Family structure, family stability and outcomes of five-year-old children. Families, Relationships and Societies: An international Journal of Research and Debate, 1, 43-61.

Carlson , M. J., Pilkauskas, N. V., McLanahan, S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). Couples as partners and parents over children’s early years. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 317-334.

Beck, A. N., Cooper, C. E., McLanahan, S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). Partnership transitions and maternal parenting. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 219-233. 

Waldfogel, J., Craigie, T.-A., Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). Fragile families and child well-being. Future of Children, 20, 87-112.

Cooper, C. E., McLanahan, S., Meadows, S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Family structure transitions and maternal parenting stress. Journal of Family and Marriage, 71, 558 – 574.

Carlson, M. J., McLanahan, S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Coparenting and nonresident fathers’ involvement with young children after a nonmarital birth. Demography, 45, 461-488.

Meadows, S. O., McLanahan, S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Stability and change in family structure and maternal health trajectories. American Sociological Review, 73, 314-334.

Gibson-Davis, C., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007). The association of couples' relationship status and quality with breastfeeding initiation. Journal of Marriage and Family 69, 1107–1117.

Meadows, S. O., McLanahan, S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007). Parental depression and anxiety and early childhood behavior problems across family types. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 1162-1177.

6. Parental Employment 

Chatterji, P., Markowitz, S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013). Effects of early maternal employment on
maternal health and well-being. Journal of Population Economics, 26, 285-301.

Hetzner, N. M. P., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Employment in low income families. In V. Maholmes, & R. B. King (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of poverty and child development. New York: Oxford University Press.

Brooks-Gunn, J., Han, W.-J., Waldfogel, J. (2010). First-year maternal employment and child development in the first seven years. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 75.

Berger, L., Brooks-Gunn, J., Paxson, C., & Waldfogel, J. (2008). First-Year maternal employment and child outcomes: Differences across racial and ethnic groups. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 365-387.

7. Parenting Behavior and Family Environment                                                      

Brooks-Gunn, J., Schneider, W., & Waldfogel, J. (2013). The Great Recession and the risk for
child maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect.

MacKenzie, M.J., Nocklas, E., Waldfogel, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (in press). Maternal and paternal spanking and child development across the first decade of life. Pediatrics.

Brady-Smith, C., Brooks-Gunn, J., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Ispa, J. M., Fuligni, A. S., Fine, M. (2013). Mothers’ interactions with infants: A person-oriented, within ethnic group approach. Parenting: Science and Practice. 13, 27-43.

Fuligni, A., Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013). Mother-child interactions in Early Head Start: Age and ethnic differences in low-income dyads. Parenting: Science and Practice, 13, 1-26.

Fuligni, A.,  Brady-Smith, B., Tamis-LeMonda, C., Bradley, R.H., Chazan-Cohen, R., Boyce, L., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013). Patterns of supportive mothering with 1-, 2-, and 3-year-olds by ethnicity in Early Head Start. Parenting: Science and Practice, 13, 44-57.

MacKenzie, M. J., Nicklas, E., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Waldfogel, J. (2011). Who spanks infants and toddlers? Evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Study. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1364–1373.

Martin, A., Razza, R., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). Specifying the links between household chaos and preschool children’s development. Early Child Development and Care, 182, 1247-1263.

Brooks-Gunn, J., Johnson, A., & Leventhal, T. (2010). Disorder, turbulence, and resources in children’s homes and neighborhoods. In G. W. Evans, & T. D. Wachs (Eds.), Chaos and its influence on children's development: An ecological perspective (pp. 155-170). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Books.

Martin, A., Ryan, R. M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). When fathers' supportiveness matters most: Maternal and paternal parenting and school readiness. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 145-155.

Berlin, L. J., Ispa, J. M., Fine, M. A., Malone, P. S., Brooks-Gunn, J., Brady-Smith, C., Bai, Y. (2009). Correlates and consequences of spanking and verbal punishment for low-income White, African American, and Mexican American toddlers. Child Development, 80, 1403-1420.

Foster, H., Brady-Smith, C., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Toward a stress process model of children's exposure to physical family and community violence. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 12, 71-94.

Johnson, A., Martin, A., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Petrill, S. (2008). Order in the house! Associations among household chaos, the home literacy environment, maternal reading ability, and children's early reading. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 54, 445-472.

Martin, A., Ryan, R. M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007). The joint influence of mother and father parenting on child cognitive outcomes at age 5. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 22, 423-439.

B. Early Education and Services

1. Community Service

Martin, A., Barajas, R. G., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). Parenting services may be an opportunity for improving bedtime routines among at-risk preschoolers. Behavioral Sleep Medicine9, 237-242. 

Klebanov, P. K., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Differential exposure to early childhood education services and mother–toddler interaction. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 23, 213-232.

2. Early Childhood Education

Yoshikawa, H., Weiland, C., Brooks-Gunn, J., Burchinal, M., Espinosa, L., Gormley, W., Ludwig, J.O., Magnuson, K.A., Phillips, D.A., & Zaslow, M.J. (2013). Investing in our future: The evidence base for early childhood education. Policy brief, Society for Research in Child Development.

Zhai, F., Waldfogel, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013). Estimating the effects of Head Start on parenting and child maltreatment. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 1119-1129.

Waldfogel, J., Lee, R., Han, W., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013) Head Start and children’s nutrition, weight, and health care receipt. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28, 723-733.

Lee, R., Zhai, F., Brooks-Gunn, J., Han, W.-J., & Waldfogel, J. (2013). Head Start participation and school readiness: evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort. Developmental Psychology.

Zhai, F., Waldfogel, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013). Head Start, prekindergarten, and academic school readiness: A comparison among regions in the United States. Journal of Social Service Research, 39, 345-364.

McCormick, M., Wenyang, M., Buka, S., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Slaganik, M. (2012). Effect of early educational intervention on younger siblings: The Infant Health Development Program. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 66, 891-896.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). Early childhood education: The likelihood of sustained effects. In E. Zigler,  W. S. Gilliam, W. S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre–K debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 200-205). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Zhai, F., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Waldfogel, J. (2011). Head Start and urban children’s school readiness: A birth cohort study in 18 cities. Developmental Psychology, 47, 134–152.

Love, J. M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). Getting the most out of Early Head Start: What has been accomplished and what needs to be done. In R. Haskins & W. S. Barnett (Eds.), Investing in young children: New directions in federal preschool and early childhood policy (pp. 29-37). Washington, DC: Brookings Institute.

Martin, A., Brooks-Gunn, J., Klebanov, P., Buka, S., & McCormack, M. (2008). Long-term maternal effects of early childhood intervention: Findings from the Infant Health Development Program (IHDP). Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 101-117.

3. Child Care & Subsidies

Johnson, A., Martin, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013). Child-care subsidies and school readiness in kindergarten. Child Development, 84, 1806-1822

Johnson, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Child care and early education for low-income families: choices and consequences. In V. Maholmes, & R. B. King (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of poverty and child development. New York: Oxford University Press.

Holod, A., Johnson, A.D., Martin, A., Gardner, M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). Contracts, vouchers, and child care subsidy stability: A preliminary look at associations between subsidy payment mechanism and stability of subsidy receipt. Child and Youth Care Forum, 40, 1-14.

Johnson, A. D., Martin, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). Who uses child care subsidies? Comparing recipients to eligible non-recipients on family background characteristics and child care preferences. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1072-1083.

Ryan, R., Johnson, A., Rigby, E., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). The impact of child care subsidy use on child care quality. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26, 320–331.

Burchinal, M., Nelson, L., Carlson, M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Neighborhood characteristics, and child care type and quality. Early Education and Development, 19, 702-725.

Rigby, E., Ryan, R., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007). Childcare quality in different state policy contexts. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26, 863-883.

III. Adolescence

A. Adolescent Development

1. Emotional Regulation & Attention

Mendle, J., Harden, K. P., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Graber, J. A. (2012). Peer relationships and depressive symptomatology in boys at puberty. Developmental Psychology, 48, 429-435. 

Mendle, J., Harden, K. P., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Graber, J. A. (2010). Development’s tortoise and hare: Pubertal timing, pubertal tempo, and depressive symptoms in boys and girls. Developmental Psychology, 46, 1341–1353.

Sontag, L. M., Graber, J., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Warren, M. P. (2008). Coping with social stress: Implications for psychopathology in young adolescent girls. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 1159-1174.

Lynne, S. D., Graber, J. A., Nichols, T. R., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Botvin, G. J. (2007). Links between pubertal timing, peer influences, and externalizing behaviors among urban students followed through middle school. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, 181e7-181e13.

2. Social Cognition & the Self (Puberty)

Graber, J. A., Nichols, T. R., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). Putting pubertal timing in developmental context: Implications for prevention. Developmental Psychobiology, 52, 254–262.

3. Biobehavioral Interactions

Saczawa, M.E., Graber, J.A., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Warren, M.P. (in press). Methodologial considerations in use of the cortisol/DHEA(S) radio in adolescent. Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Tyrka, A. R., Lee, J. K., Graber, J. A., Clement, A. M., Kelly, M. M., DeRose, L., Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Neuroendocrine predictors of emotional and behavioral adjustment in boys: Longitudinal follow-up of a community sample. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 2042-2046.

Tyrka, A. R., Kelly, M. M., Graber, J. A., DeRose, L., Lee, J. K., Warren, M. P., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). Behavioral adjustment in a community sample of boys: Links with basal and stress-induced salivary cortisol concentrations. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35, 1167-1177. 

4. Sexual Behavior

Mendle, J., Harden, K. P., Tuckheimer, E., Van Hulle, C., D'Onofrio, B., Brooks-Gunn, J., Lahey, B. B. (2009). Associations between father absence and age of first sexual intercourse. Child Development, 80, 1436-1480.

O’Sullivan, L. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007). “I wanna hold your hand”: The progression of romantic and sexual behaviors in adolescent relationships. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 39, 100-107.

5. Family & Neighborhood Poverty                                                                                     

Foster, H., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Neighborhood, family and individual influences on school physical victimization. Journal of Youth and Adolescence,42, 1596-1610.

Gardner, M., Martin, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Exploring the link between caregiver affect and adolescent sexual behavior: Does neighborhood disadvantage matter? Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 135-149.

Chen, J.J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Neighborhoods, schools, and achievement. In K.R. Harris, S. Graham, T. Urdan, S. Graham, J.M. Royer, & M. Zeidner (eds.), APA educational psychology handbook, Vol. 2: Individual differences and cultural and contextual factors (pp. 337-360). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Leventhal, T., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). Changes in neighborhood poverty from 1990 to 2000 and youth’s problem behaviors. Developmental Psychology, 47, 1680-1698.

Gardner, M., Barajas, R. G., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). Neighborhood influences on substance use etiology: Is where you live important? In L. M. Scheier (Ed.), Handbook of drug use etiology: Theory, methods, and empirical findings (pp. 423-441). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Books.

Maimon, D., Browning, C. R., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). Collective efficacy, family attachment, and urban adolescent suicide attempts. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51, 307-324.

Browning, C. R., Burrington, L., Leventhal, T., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Neighborhood structural inequality, collective efficacy, and sexual risk behavior among urban youth.  Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 49, 269-285.

B. Adolescent Interventions

1. Community & After School Programs

Roth, J. L., Malone, L. M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). Does the amount of participation in afterschool programs relate to developmental outcomes? A review of the literature. American Journal of Community Psychology, 45, 310–324.

Gardner, M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Adolescents’ exposure to community violence: Are neighborhood youth organizations protective? Journal of Community Psychology, 37, 505-525.

Gardner, M., Roth, J. L., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Sports participation and juvenile delinquency: The role of the peer context among adolescent boys and girls with varied histories of problem behavior. Developmental Psychology, 45, 341-353.

Linver, M. R., Roth, J. L., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Patterns of adolescents’ participation in organized activities: Are sports best when combined with other activities? Developmental Psychology, 45, 354–367.        

Gardner, M., Roth, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Adolescents' participation in organized activities and developmental success two and eight years after high school: Do sponsorship, duration, and intensity matter? Developmental Psychology, 44, 814-830.

Fauth, R. C., Roth, J. L., Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007). Does the neighborhood context alter the link between youth's after-school time activities and developmental outcomes? A multilevel analysis. Developmental Psychology, 43, 760-777.

2. Refusal Skills

Nichols, T. R., Birnel, S., Graber, J. A., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Botvin, G. J. (2010). Refusal skill ability: An examination of adolescent perceptions of effectiveness. Journal of Primary Prevention, 31, 127–137.

3. Housing & Neighborhoods

Riina, E., Martin, A., Gardner, M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013). Context matters: Links between location of discrimination, neighborhood cohesion and African American adolescents? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 136-146. PMC3526675

Fauth, R. C., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Are some neighborhoods better for child health than others? In R. F. Schoeni, J. S. House, G.A. Kaplan, & H. Pollack (Eds.), Making Americans healthier: Social and economic policy as health policy (pp. 334 – 376). New York: Russell Sage.

Fauth, R. C., Leventhal, T., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Seven years later: Effects of a neighborhood mobility program on poor Black and Latino adults’ well-being. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 49, 119–130. 

Fauth, R., Leventhal, T., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007). Welcome to the neighborhood? Long-term impacts on moving to low-poverty neighborhoods on poor children's and adolescents' outcomes. Journal of Research on Adolescence ,17, 249–284.

IV. Adulthood

A. Adult Development

1. Long reach of childhood

Foster, H., Hagan, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Growing up fast: Stress exposure and subjective 'weathering' in emerging adulthood. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 49, 162-177.

Nomura, Y., Rajendran, K., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Newcorn, J. H. (2008). Roles of perinatal problems on adolescent antisocial behaviors among children born after 33 completed weeks: A prospective investigation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 1108-1117.

Nomura, Y., Brooks-Gunn, J., Davey, C., Ham, J., & Fifer, W. P. (2007). The role of perinatal problems for risk of co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders in adulthood. Psychological Medicine, 37, 1323-1334.

Nomura, Y., Wickramaratne, P. J., Pilowskyb, D. J., Newcorn, J. H., Bruder, B., Davey, C., Weissman, M. M. (2007). Low birth weight and risk of affective disorders and selected medical illness in offspring at high and low risk for depression. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 48, 470-478.

  • Elected fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Educational Research Association
  • 2015 Matilda White Riley Award, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health
  • 2013 Alumni Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • 2011 Election, National Academy of Education
  • 2010 Fellow, American Educational research Association
  • 2009 Election, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

  • 2009 Honorary Doctorate of Science, Northwestern University

  • 2005 Distinguished Contributions to the Public Policy for Children Award from the Society for Research in Child Development

  • 2004 Margaret Mead Fellow Award for contributions made to the progress of social sciences from the American Academy of Political Science

  • 2003 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Excellence for Work-Family Research, semi-finalist for the best article in 2002 (top 20 out of 2000 articles). (Waldfogel, Han and Brooks-Gunn, Demography), from the Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work and Family

  • 2003 The award for best scholarly contribution in 2002 (Brooks-Gunn, Waldfogel and Han, Child Development, 2003), from the Society for Social Work Research

  • 2002 Raymond Vernon Prize for an outstanding contribution to the Journal of Policy Analysi and Management (Hill, Waldfogel, and Brooks-Gunn in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 2002), from the Research for Policy Analysis and Management

  • 2002 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the American Psychological Society

  • 2002 Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy Award from the American Psychological Association

  • 2001 Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for life-time contribution to developmental psychology in the areas of science and society, from the Division of Developmental Psychology of the American Psychological Association

  • 2000 Supporting Fatherhood Leadership Award, for sustained commitment to improving the Early Head Start Program through a better understanding of the roles of fathers in children's lives from the Department of Health and Human Services

  • 2000 W.T. Grant Lectureship of the American Psychosomatic Society

  • 1999 Gallagher Lectureship of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

  • 1998 Hammer Award, Vice President Gore's National Performance Review Award for participation in the Fatherhood Initiative, sponsored by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics and National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

  • 1997 Nicholas Hobbs Award, for policy research on children, from the Division of Children, Youth, and Families, of the American Psychological Association

  • 1996 John P. Hill Award, for excellence in theory development and research on adolescents, from the Society for Research on Adolescence
  • 1988 William Goode Book Award from the American Sociological Association. (Furstenberg, Brooks-Gunn and Morgan, 1987)

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/articles/2011/may/research-highlights/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Points of Contact

TC's urban legacy is one of constant engagement, in which the College learns as much as it teaches

/articles/2010/may/points-of-contact/

2010-11: The Year of Research at TC

President Fuhrman outlines the 2010--11 school year as TC's "Year of Research"

/articles/2010/november/2010-11-the-year-of-research-at-tc/

The State of the College: It's the Year of Research at TC

TC's President says there has never been a more opportune moment to focus on evidence-based solutions in education writ large

/articles/2010/october/the-state-of-the-college--its-the-year-of-research-at-tc/

TC at AERA

This year's TC presentations range from using video to prepare preservice teachers to the educational impact of natural disasters

/articles/2010/may/tc-at-aera/

Faculty Named AERA Fellows

Faculty Named AERA Fellows

/articles/2010/may/faculty-named-aera-fellows/

Seven TC Faculty Members Are Named AERA Fellows

Seven Teachers College faculty members have been named 2010 Fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The purpose of the AERA Fellows Program is to honor education researchers with substantial research accomplishments, to convey the Association's commitment to excellence in research, and to enable the next generation of emerging scholars to appreciate the value of sustained achievements in research and the breadth of scholarship worthy of recognition. The Program is intended to recognize excellence in research and be inclusive of the scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field. Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected and recommended by the Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the Association's elected governing group.

/articles/2010/march/seven-tc-faculty-members-are-named-aera-fellows/

It's Circle Time for Pre-K

President Obama's proposal to expand early childhood programs has sparked a debate about a strategy many believe should be a national priority.

/articles/2013/june/its-circle-time-for-pre-k/

Improving Outcomes for Students in High-Needs Communities

Foundation led by Trustee Nancy Douzinas supports TC's work to improve outcomes for children and families.

/articles/2013/june/gifts-from-the-rauch-foundation/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Celebrating Psychology

AT TEACHERS COLLEGE, we believe that collaboration across the academic disciplines offers the best hope for solving the most challenging problems in education and human development. One of the most compelling stories of collaboration throughout our history has been the work of our faculty in psychology.

/articles/2011/december/celebrating-psychology/

Brooks-Gunn, Ginsburg Elected To National Academy of Education

Both are honored for "pioneering efforts in education research and policy development," the Academy announced.

/articles/2011/may/brooks-gunn-ginsburg-elected-to-national-academy-of-educati/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

Phyllis Gyamfi: Committed to Welfare Reform

I want to investigate the effects of employment on low-income single black mothers and their children. In particular, my dissertation, When Current Welfare Recipients Become Employed," will examine mothers who have made or are making the transition from welfare to work, as well as how these transitions are associated with child-well being," said Phyllis Gyamfi, doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology and Research Fellow at the Center for Young Children and Families.

/media-center/highlights/phyllis-gyamfi-committed-to-welfare-reform/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

What Happens During the School Day? New Study Illustrates Racial and Economic Inequality in American Schools

Researchers from the National Center for Children and Families at TC and the University of Maryland have found significant variations in how students spend their time in school. The study points to several educational advantages for white students and those students without special needs.

/media-center/highlights/what-happens-during-the-school-day-new-study-illustrates-racial-and-economic-in/

Marian Wright Edelman Delivers Annual Marx Lecture

Children in the United States are hungry. Some are homeless. Some are being abused. There are 12 million of them that need our help-even more now than they did before, said Marian Wright Edelman, TC's seventh Virginia and Leonard Marx lecturer.

/media-center/highlights/marian-wright-edelman-delivers-annual-marx-lecture/

Upending the Bell Curve

While many policymakers such as the authors of the infamous text, The Bell Curve, are trying to draw a link between race and intelligence, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn of Teachers College is one of the leaders in disproving basic Bell Curve assumptions.

/media-center/highlights/upending-the-bell-curve/

Getting Ready for Pre-K and Later Life

Readiness for pre-K can be a strong predictor of achievement later on, finds a new study co-authored by TC's Jeanne Brooks Gunn -- but don't give up on that rowdy toddler.

/media-center/highlights/getting-ready-for-pre-k-and-later-life/

Thinking Big About How to Close the Gap

At TC's Fourth Annual Symposium on Educational Equity, a star-studded cast of researchers, educators and policymakers argued for nothing less than a full-scale attempt to combat poverty and its attendant ills. Michael A. Rebell, Executive Director of TC's Campaign for Educational Equity, which organized and hosted the symposium, argued that access for children and families to what he calls "comprehensive educational equity" -- in essence, a full range of services -- should be viewed as a moral, statutory and constitutional right.

/media-center/highlights/thinking-big-about-how-to-close-the-gap/

Getting Better All the Time

Teachers College "has always been an incredibly policy-rich environment," says Sharon Lynn Kagan, who was named TC's first Associate Dean for Policy and head of the newly created Office of Policy and Research (OPR) in 2004. "Now we're making it an easier place to navigate, and that's one more reason why we're becoming the institute of choice both for users of policy research and for policy students."

/media-center/highlights/getting-better-all-the-time/

Team Pre-K

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Sharon Lynn Kagan are leaders in the early childhood education revolution.

/media-center/highlights/team-pre-k/

TC at AERA, 2008

Hank Levin is giving the Distinguished Lecture; Janet Miller is receiving a lifetime achievement award; Susan Fuhrman, Amy Wells, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Edmund Gordon are speaking in Presidential Sessions, and Gordon and colleagues are part of "A Scholar's Evening in Harlem." And then there's the research.

/media-center/highlights/tc-at-aera-2008/

The Eclectic Developmentalist

Through a wide range of studies, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn has led the way in showing how environments influence the well-being of young people

/articles/2011/december/the-eclectic-developmentalist/

Today Show Features Brooks-Gunn Research on Toddlers Sleeping with Parents

The Today Show did a story about recent research by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and TC colleagues that shows it is safe for children to sleep with their parents.

/articles/2011/july/today-show-features-brooks-gunn-research-on-toddlers-sleepin/

Post-Partum Depression: It Could Be Genetic

One finding from a broader study of programmed responsiveness to the environment

/articles/2011/july/post-partum-depression-it-could-be-genetic/

Study Suggests a Genetic Predisposition to Post-Partum Depression

New analysis of data on more than 1,200 mothers, conducted by TC faculty member Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and colleagues, found a "strong and significant" interaction between certain genetic markers and post-partum depression. The finding supports the broader hypothesis that people are genetically inclined to be "more or less reactive to the environment."

/articles/2011/june/study-suggests-a-genetic-predisposition-to-post-partum-depre/

Quantifying the Impact of Affordable Housing

Teachers College and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City have been awarded $1 million by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to fund an ongoing study of the effect of affordable housing on low-income families.

/articles/2011/february/quantifying-the-impact-of-affordable-housing/

Some Good News for Moms Who Work

A major new study co-authored by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, TC's Virginia& Leonard Marx Professor of Child and Parent Development Education, offers some reassuring news for new moms who quickly return to work. Released by the Society for Research and Child Development, the study - which overturns previous findings -- has made news in publications across the country.

/articles/2010/august/some-good-news-for-moms-who-work/

When the Going Gets Tough, Mom May, Too

A study co-authored by TC's Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, which finds that during lean economic times some mothers may impose harsher and even violent discipline on their children, has received coverage in U.S. News and World Report and the Los Angeles Times.

/articles/2013/august/when-the-going-gets-tough-mom-may-too/

Summer Letter from Susan Fuhrman

With the 2010/11 academic year behind us, we can look back on a busy spring marked by intellectually rewarding gatherings of alumni, excellent achievements by faculty and students, and significant progress toward creating powerful and enduring solutions in education.

/articles/2011/july/summer-letter-from-susan-fuhrman/

Susan Fuhrman Fall 2010 Letter

Each fall, I am reminded of arriving on the Teachers College campus as a graduate student in the 1970s. I recall the exhilarating sense that I was involved in something that truly mattered and had the opportunity to have a direct impact on the world around me.

/articles/2010/october/susan-fuhrman-fall-2010-letter/

2011 Year in Review

Covering the period of September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011

/articles/2012/april/2011-year-in-review/

A Letter from the President

One might regard "Teachers College" as a misnomer when 40 percent of our students are preparing for careers in health and psychology.

/articles/2011/may/a-letter-from-the-president/
/articles/2011/may/research-highlights/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Points of Contact

TC's urban legacy is one of constant engagement, in which the College learns as much as it teaches

/articles/2010/may/points-of-contact/

2010-11: The Year of Research at TC

President Fuhrman outlines the 2010--11 school year as TC's "Year of Research"

/articles/2010/november/2010-11-the-year-of-research-at-tc/

The State of the College: It's the Year of Research at TC

TC's President says there has never been a more opportune moment to focus on evidence-based solutions in education writ large

/articles/2010/october/the-state-of-the-college--its-the-year-of-research-at-tc/

TC at AERA

This year's TC presentations range from using video to prepare preservice teachers to the educational impact of natural disasters

/articles/2010/may/tc-at-aera/

Faculty Named AERA Fellows

Faculty Named AERA Fellows

/articles/2010/may/faculty-named-aera-fellows/

Seven TC Faculty Members Are Named AERA Fellows

Seven Teachers College faculty members have been named 2010 Fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The purpose of the AERA Fellows Program is to honor education researchers with substantial research accomplishments, to convey the Association's commitment to excellence in research, and to enable the next generation of emerging scholars to appreciate the value of sustained achievements in research and the breadth of scholarship worthy of recognition. The Program is intended to recognize excellence in research and be inclusive of the scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field. Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected and recommended by the Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the Association's elected governing group.

/articles/2010/march/seven-tc-faculty-members-are-named-aera-fellows/

It's Circle Time for Pre-K

President Obama's proposal to expand early childhood programs has sparked a debate about a strategy many believe should be a national priority.

/articles/2013/june/its-circle-time-for-pre-k/

Improving Outcomes for Students in High-Needs Communities

Foundation led by Trustee Nancy Douzinas supports TC's work to improve outcomes for children and families.

/articles/2013/june/gifts-from-the-rauch-foundation/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Celebrating Psychology

AT TEACHERS COLLEGE, we believe that collaboration across the academic disciplines offers the best hope for solving the most challenging problems in education and human development. One of the most compelling stories of collaboration throughout our history has been the work of our faculty in psychology.

/articles/2011/december/celebrating-psychology/

Brooks-Gunn, Ginsburg Elected To National Academy of Education

Both are honored for "pioneering efforts in education research and policy development," the Academy announced.

/articles/2011/may/brooks-gunn-ginsburg-elected-to-national-academy-of-educati/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

Phyllis Gyamfi: Committed to Welfare Reform

I want to investigate the effects of employment on low-income single black mothers and their children. In particular, my dissertation, When Current Welfare Recipients Become Employed," will examine mothers who have made or are making the transition from welfare to work, as well as how these transitions are associated with child-well being," said Phyllis Gyamfi, doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology and Research Fellow at the Center for Young Children and Families.

/media-center/highlights/phyllis-gyamfi-committed-to-welfare-reform/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

What Happens During the School Day? New Study Illustrates Racial and Economic Inequality in American Schools

Researchers from the National Center for Children and Families at TC and the University of Maryland have found significant variations in how students spend their time in school. The study points to several educational advantages for white students and those students without special needs.

/media-center/highlights/what-happens-during-the-school-day-new-study-illustrates-racial-and-economic-in/

Marian Wright Edelman Delivers Annual Marx Lecture

Children in the United States are hungry. Some are homeless. Some are being abused. There are 12 million of them that need our help-even more now than they did before, said Marian Wright Edelman, TC's seventh Virginia and Leonard Marx lecturer.

/media-center/highlights/marian-wright-edelman-delivers-annual-marx-lecture/

Upending the Bell Curve

While many policymakers such as the authors of the infamous text, The Bell Curve, are trying to draw a link between race and intelligence, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn of Teachers College is one of the leaders in disproving basic Bell Curve assumptions.

/media-center/highlights/upending-the-bell-curve/

Getting Ready for Pre-K and Later Life

Readiness for pre-K can be a strong predictor of achievement later on, finds a new study co-authored by TC's Jeanne Brooks Gunn -- but don't give up on that rowdy toddler.

/media-center/highlights/getting-ready-for-pre-k-and-later-life/

Thinking Big About How to Close the Gap

At TC's Fourth Annual Symposium on Educational Equity, a star-studded cast of researchers, educators and policymakers argued for nothing less than a full-scale attempt to combat poverty and its attendant ills. Michael A. Rebell, Executive Director of TC's Campaign for Educational Equity, which organized and hosted the symposium, argued that access for children and families to what he calls "comprehensive educational equity" -- in essence, a full range of services -- should be viewed as a moral, statutory and constitutional right.

/media-center/highlights/thinking-big-about-how-to-close-the-gap/

Getting Better All the Time

Teachers College "has always been an incredibly policy-rich environment," says Sharon Lynn Kagan, who was named TC's first Associate Dean for Policy and head of the newly created Office of Policy and Research (OPR) in 2004. "Now we're making it an easier place to navigate, and that's one more reason why we're becoming the institute of choice both for users of policy research and for policy students."

/media-center/highlights/getting-better-all-the-time/

Team Pre-K

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Sharon Lynn Kagan are leaders in the early childhood education revolution.

/media-center/highlights/team-pre-k/

TC at AERA, 2008

Hank Levin is giving the Distinguished Lecture; Janet Miller is receiving a lifetime achievement award; Susan Fuhrman, Amy Wells, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Edmund Gordon are speaking in Presidential Sessions, and Gordon and colleagues are part of "A Scholar's Evening in Harlem." And then there's the research.

/media-center/highlights/tc-at-aera-2008/

The Eclectic Developmentalist

Through a wide range of studies, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn has led the way in showing how environments influence the well-being of young people

/articles/2011/december/the-eclectic-developmentalist/

Today Show Features Brooks-Gunn Research on Toddlers Sleeping with Parents

The Today Show did a story about recent research by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and TC colleagues that shows it is safe for children to sleep with their parents.

/articles/2011/july/today-show-features-brooks-gunn-research-on-toddlers-sleepin/

Post-Partum Depression: It Could Be Genetic

One finding from a broader study of programmed responsiveness to the environment

/articles/2011/july/post-partum-depression-it-could-be-genetic/

Study Suggests a Genetic Predisposition to Post-Partum Depression

New analysis of data on more than 1,200 mothers, conducted by TC faculty member Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and colleagues, found a "strong and significant" interaction between certain genetic markers and post-partum depression. The finding supports the broader hypothesis that people are genetically inclined to be "more or less reactive to the environment."

/articles/2011/june/study-suggests-a-genetic-predisposition-to-post-partum-depre/

Quantifying the Impact of Affordable Housing

Teachers College and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City have been awarded $1 million by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to fund an ongoing study of the effect of affordable housing on low-income families.

/articles/2011/february/quantifying-the-impact-of-affordable-housing/

Some Good News for Moms Who Work

A major new study co-authored by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, TC's Virginia& Leonard Marx Professor of Child and Parent Development Education, offers some reassuring news for new moms who quickly return to work. Released by the Society for Research and Child Development, the study - which overturns previous findings -- has made news in publications across the country.

/articles/2010/august/some-good-news-for-moms-who-work/

When the Going Gets Tough, Mom May, Too

A study co-authored by TC's Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, which finds that during lean economic times some mothers may impose harsher and even violent discipline on their children, has received coverage in U.S. News and World Report and the Los Angeles Times.

/articles/2013/august/when-the-going-gets-tough-mom-may-too/

Summer Letter from Susan Fuhrman

With the 2010/11 academic year behind us, we can look back on a busy spring marked by intellectually rewarding gatherings of alumni, excellent achievements by faculty and students, and significant progress toward creating powerful and enduring solutions in education.

/articles/2011/july/summer-letter-from-susan-fuhrman/

Susan Fuhrman Fall 2010 Letter

Each fall, I am reminded of arriving on the Teachers College campus as a graduate student in the 1970s. I recall the exhilarating sense that I was involved in something that truly mattered and had the opportunity to have a direct impact on the world around me.

/articles/2010/october/susan-fuhrman-fall-2010-letter/

2011 Year in Review

Covering the period of September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011

/articles/2012/april/2011-year-in-review/

A Letter from the President

One might regard "Teachers College" as a misnomer when 40 percent of our students are preparing for careers in health and psychology.

/articles/2011/may/a-letter-from-the-president/
/articles/2011/may/research-highlights/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Points of Contact

TC's urban legacy is one of constant engagement, in which the College learns as much as it teaches

/articles/2010/may/points-of-contact/

2010-11: The Year of Research at TC

President Fuhrman outlines the 2010--11 school year as TC's "Year of Research"

/articles/2010/november/2010-11-the-year-of-research-at-tc/

The State of the College: It's the Year of Research at TC

TC's President says there has never been a more opportune moment to focus on evidence-based solutions in education writ large

/articles/2010/october/the-state-of-the-college--its-the-year-of-research-at-tc/

TC at AERA

This year's TC presentations range from using video to prepare preservice teachers to the educational impact of natural disasters

/articles/2010/may/tc-at-aera/

Faculty Named AERA Fellows

Faculty Named AERA Fellows

/articles/2010/may/faculty-named-aera-fellows/

Seven TC Faculty Members Are Named AERA Fellows

Seven Teachers College faculty members have been named 2010 Fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The purpose of the AERA Fellows Program is to honor education researchers with substantial research accomplishments, to convey the Association's commitment to excellence in research, and to enable the next generation of emerging scholars to appreciate the value of sustained achievements in research and the breadth of scholarship worthy of recognition. The Program is intended to recognize excellence in research and be inclusive of the scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field. Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected and recommended by the Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the Association's elected governing group.

/articles/2010/march/seven-tc-faculty-members-are-named-aera-fellows/

It's Circle Time for Pre-K

President Obama's proposal to expand early childhood programs has sparked a debate about a strategy many believe should be a national priority.

/articles/2013/june/its-circle-time-for-pre-k/

Improving Outcomes for Students in High-Needs Communities

Foundation led by Trustee Nancy Douzinas supports TC's work to improve outcomes for children and families.

/articles/2013/june/gifts-from-the-rauch-foundation/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Celebrating Psychology

AT TEACHERS COLLEGE, we believe that collaboration across the academic disciplines offers the best hope for solving the most challenging problems in education and human development. One of the most compelling stories of collaboration throughout our history has been the work of our faculty in psychology.

/articles/2011/december/celebrating-psychology/

Brooks-Gunn, Ginsburg Elected To National Academy of Education

Both are honored for "pioneering efforts in education research and policy development," the Academy announced.

/articles/2011/may/brooks-gunn-ginsburg-elected-to-national-academy-of-educati/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

Phyllis Gyamfi: Committed to Welfare Reform

I want to investigate the effects of employment on low-income single black mothers and their children. In particular, my dissertation, When Current Welfare Recipients Become Employed," will examine mothers who have made or are making the transition from welfare to work, as well as how these transitions are associated with child-well being," said Phyllis Gyamfi, doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology and Research Fellow at the Center for Young Children and Families.

/media-center/highlights/phyllis-gyamfi-committed-to-welfare-reform/

TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

/media-center/highlights/tc-graduates-celebrate-at-masters-and-doctoral-convocation-ceremonies/

What Happens During the School Day? New Study Illustrates Racial and Economic Inequality in American Schools

Researchers from the National Center for Children and Families at TC and the University of Maryland have found significant variations in how students spend their time in school. The study points to several educational advantages for white students and those students without special needs.

/media-center/highlights/what-happens-during-the-school-day-new-study-illustrates-racial-and-economic-in/

Marian Wright Edelman Delivers Annual Marx Lecture

Children in the United States are hungry. Some are homeless. Some are being abused. There are 12 million of them that need our help-even more now than they did before, said Marian Wright Edelman, TC's seventh Virginia and Leonard Marx lecturer.

/media-center/highlights/marian-wright-edelman-delivers-annual-marx-lecture/

Upending the Bell Curve

While many policymakers such as the authors of the infamous text, The Bell Curve, are trying to draw a link between race and intelligence, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn of Teachers College is one of the leaders in disproving basic Bell Curve assumptions.

/media-center/highlights/upending-the-bell-curve/

Getting Ready for Pre-K and Later Life

Readiness for pre-K can be a strong predictor of achievement later on, finds a new study co-authored by TC's Jeanne Brooks Gunn -- but don't give up on that rowdy toddler.

/media-center/highlights/getting-ready-for-pre-k-and-later-life/

Thinking Big About How to Close the Gap

At TC's Fourth Annual Symposium on Educational Equity, a star-studded cast of researchers, educators and policymakers argued for nothing less than a full-scale attempt to combat poverty and its attendant ills. Michael A. Rebell, Executive Director of TC's Campaign for Educational Equity, which organized and hosted the symposium, argued that access for children and families to what he calls "comprehensive educational equity" -- in essence, a full range of services -- should be viewed as a moral, statutory and constitutional right.

/media-center/highlights/thinking-big-about-how-to-close-the-gap/

Getting Better All the Time

Teachers College "has always been an incredibly policy-rich environment," says Sharon Lynn Kagan, who was named TC's first Associate Dean for Policy and head of the newly created Office of Policy and Research (OPR) in 2004. "Now we're making it an easier place to navigate, and that's one more reason why we're becoming the institute of choice both for users of policy research and for policy students."

/media-center/highlights/getting-better-all-the-time/

Team Pre-K

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Sharon Lynn Kagan are leaders in the early childhood education revolution.

/media-center/highlights/team-pre-k/

TC at AERA, 2008

Hank Levin is giving the Distinguished Lecture; Janet Miller is receiving a lifetime achievement award; Susan Fuhrman, Amy Wells, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Edmund Gordon are speaking in Presidential Sessions, and Gordon and colleagues are part of "A Scholar's Evening in Harlem." And then there's the research.

/media-center/highlights/tc-at-aera-2008/

The Eclectic Developmentalist

Through a wide range of studies, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn has led the way in showing how environments influence the well-being of young people

/articles/2011/december/the-eclectic-developmentalist/

Today Show Features Brooks-Gunn Research on Toddlers Sleeping with Parents

The Today Show did a story about recent research by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and TC colleagues that shows it is safe for children to sleep with their parents.

/articles/2011/july/today-show-features-brooks-gunn-research-on-toddlers-sleepin/

Post-Partum Depression: It Could Be Genetic

One finding from a broader study of programmed responsiveness to the environment

/articles/2011/july/post-partum-depression-it-could-be-genetic/

Study Suggests a Genetic Predisposition to Post-Partum Depression

New analysis of data on more than 1,200 mothers, conducted by TC faculty member Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and colleagues, found a "strong and significant" interaction between certain genetic markers and post-partum depression. The finding supports the broader hypothesis that people are genetically inclined to be "more or less reactive to the environment."

/articles/2011/june/study-suggests-a-genetic-predisposition-to-post-partum-depre/

Quantifying the Impact of Affordable Housing

Teachers College and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City have been awarded $1 million by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to fund an ongoing study of the effect of affordable housing on low-income families.

/articles/2011/february/quantifying-the-impact-of-affordable-housing/

Some Good News for Moms Who Work

A major new study co-authored by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, TC's Virginia& Leonard Marx Professor of Child and Parent Development Education, offers some reassuring news for new moms who quickly return to work. Released by the Society for Research and Child Development, the study - which overturns previous findings -- has made news in publications across the country.

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When the Going Gets Tough, Mom May, Too

A study co-authored by TC's Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, which finds that during lean economic times some mothers may impose harsher and even violent discipline on their children, has received coverage in U.S. News and World Report and the Los Angeles Times.

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Summer Letter from Susan Fuhrman

With the 2010/11 academic year behind us, we can look back on a busy spring marked by intellectually rewarding gatherings of alumni, excellent achievements by faculty and students, and significant progress toward creating powerful and enduring solutions in education.

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Susan Fuhrman Fall 2010 Letter

Each fall, I am reminded of arriving on the Teachers College campus as a graduate student in the 1970s. I recall the exhilarating sense that I was involved in something that truly mattered and had the opportunity to have a direct impact on the world around me.

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2011 Year in Review

Covering the period of September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011

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A Letter from the President

One might regard "Teachers College" as a misnomer when 40 percent of our students are preparing for careers in health and psychology.

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Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

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Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

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Points of Contact

TC's urban legacy is one of constant engagement, in which the College learns as much as it teaches

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2010-11: The Year of Research at TC

President Fuhrman outlines the 2010--11 school year as TC's "Year of Research"

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The State of the College: It's the Year of Research at TC

TC's President says there has never been a more opportune moment to focus on evidence-based solutions in education writ large

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TC at AERA

This year's TC presentations range from using video to prepare preservice teachers to the educational impact of natural disasters

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Faculty Named AERA Fellows

Faculty Named AERA Fellows

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Seven TC Faculty Members Are Named AERA Fellows

Seven Teachers College faculty members have been named 2010 Fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The purpose of the AERA Fellows Program is to honor education researchers with substantial research accomplishments, to convey the Association's commitment to excellence in research, and to enable the next generation of emerging scholars to appreciate the value of sustained achievements in research and the breadth of scholarship worthy of recognition. The Program is intended to recognize excellence in research and be inclusive of the scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field. Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected and recommended by the Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the Association's elected governing group.

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It's Circle Time for Pre-K

President Obama's proposal to expand early childhood programs has sparked a debate about a strategy many believe should be a national priority.

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Improving Outcomes for Students in High-Needs Communities

Foundation led by Trustee Nancy Douzinas supports TC's work to improve outcomes for children and families.

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When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

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Celebrating Psychology

AT TEACHERS COLLEGE, we believe that collaboration across the academic disciplines offers the best hope for solving the most challenging problems in education and human development. One of the most compelling stories of collaboration throughout our history has been the work of our faculty in psychology.

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Brooks-Gunn, Ginsburg Elected To National Academy of Education

Both are honored for "pioneering efforts in education research and policy development," the Academy announced.

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2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

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Phyllis Gyamfi: Committed to Welfare Reform

I want to investigate the effects of employment on low-income single black mothers and their children. In particular, my dissertation, When Current Welfare Recipients Become Employed," will examine mothers who have made or are making the transition from welfare to work, as well as how these transitions are associated with child-well being," said Phyllis Gyamfi, doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology and Research Fellow at the Center for Young Children and Families.

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TC Graduates Celebrate at Master's and Doctoral Convocation Ceremonies

People craned their necks and clutched cameras when the "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" began on the great organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They were waiting to see the smiling face of a friend or family member beneath one of the 1,500 blue-gray mortarboard hats as the TC master's degree candidates marched into the Cathedral.

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What Happens During the School Day? New Study Illustrates Racial and Economic Inequality in American Schools

Researchers from the National Center for Children and Families at TC and the University of Maryland have found significant variations in how students spend their time in school. The study points to several educational advantages for white students and those students without special needs.

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Marian Wright Edelman Delivers Annual Marx Lecture

Children in the United States are hungry. Some are homeless. Some are being abused. There are 12 million of them that need our help-even more now than they did before, said Marian Wright Edelman, TC's seventh Virginia and Leonard Marx lecturer.

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