Developmental Psychology


After completing their doctorates, students leave our program for prestigious faculty and research positions across the nation:


Dr. Taveeshi Gupta
Faculty Mentor: Niobe Way
Researcher, Social Development program at Overseas Development Institute

Dr. Sukhmani Singh
Faculty Mentor: Sirin Selcuk
Director,  Resilience Opportunity Safety Education Strength (ROSES) Program
Dr. Allison Friedman-Krauss
Faculty Mentor: Cybele Raver
Assistant Research Professor, National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.
Dr. Joy Kennedy
Faculty Mentor: Gigliana Melzi
Post-doctoral researcher, Institute for Human Development and Social Change at NYU
Dr. Rufan Luo
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tamis-LeMonda
Postdoctoral Fellow, Temple University


Dr. Alexandra Ursache
Faculty Mentor: Clancy B Blair
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neuro-Epidemiology Training Program at Columbia University


Dr. Juliette Berg
Postdoctoral fellow, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Dr.John Protzko
Faculty Mentor: Joshua Aronson
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California-Santa Barbara
Dr.Catalina Torrente
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Yale University. 


Dr.Karen McFadden 
Assistant Professor,Brooklyn College, CUNY
Dr.Erika Niwa
Faculty Mentor:Niobe Way
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University
Dr.Onnie Rogers
Faculty Mentor: Niobe Way
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
Dr.Adina Schick
Faculty Mentor: Gigliana Melzi
Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Psychology, New York University 
Dr.Ashley Smith Leavell
Research Associate, Learning and Teaching Division, Education Development Center


Dr.Carlos Santos
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Dr.Lisa Silverman
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, CUNY LaGuardia
Dr.Lana Karasik
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tamis-Lemonda
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, CUNY Staten Island College


Dr.Lana Karasik
Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, CUNY Staten Island College


Dr. Eileen Rodriguez
Faculty Mentor:
Catherine Tamis-LeMonda
Research Scientist, Mathematica Policy Research

Dr. Monique Jethwani 
Faculty Mentor: Niobe Way
Lecturer, Columbia School of Social Work


Dr.Margaret Caspe
Faculty Mentor: Gigliana Melzi
Researcher Scientist, Mathematica Policy Research
Director for Early Childhood Research and Curriculum, Children's Aid Society
Dr.Tonia Cristofaro
Director of Research and Evaluation, University Settlement Head Start
Dr.Camila Fernández
Faculty Mentor: Gigliana Melzi
Assistant Professor,la Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Researcher Scientist, Mathematica Policy Research
Dr.Buffie Longmire-Avitall
Faculty Mentor: Joshua Aronson
Assistant professor, Elon University

Before 2007

Dr.Nina Ahuja Banerjee
Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics and Public Health, Columbia University

Dr.Lisa Baumwell
Adjunct professor, New York University and Pratt Institute

Dr.Lisa Chen
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Temple University

Dr.Joanne Roberts
Senior research scientist, Director of the Massachusetts Cost and Quality Study of Early Care and Education: Infant-Toddler Care, Wellesley Center for Women, Wellesley College

Dr.Elizabeth Spier
Research Scientist, American Institute of Research

Dr.Jacqueline Shannon
Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, CUNY Brooklyn College

Dr.Shuyuan Wang
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Taiwan University

Dr.Margaret Caspe
Faculty Mentor: Gigliana Melzi
Senior Research Analyst, Harvard Family Research Project 

Dr.Camila Fernandez
Faculty Mentor: Gigliana Melzi
Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research