Research Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology
Phone: (212) 992-9483
Jennifer Astuto serves as Assistant Director of Steinhardt’s Child and Family Policy Center. Her research focuses on how school readiness, learning and civic engagement develops and is supported for ethnically and racially diverse and/or immigrant children living in poverty. These areas of inquiry are explored by conducting basic and applied research examining the unique role of play in children’s lives, particularly in classroom contexts. To learn more about her work visit playLabNYU. Professor Astuto received her doctorate in developmental psychology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York and resides in Brooklyn with her husband Soheil and daughters Lucia and Arianna.