Program: PhD in Developmental Psychology
Year entered Program: 2016
Research Interests: The Early Development of Math and Spatial Skills
Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda
Daniel Daewon Suh is a doctoral candidate in the Developmental Psychology Program at NYU Steinhardt and currently works with Dr. Catherine Tamis-LeMonda. His broad research interest is in how children's interactions with others and their environment affect children’s cognitive development from infancy to early childhood. He is particularly interested in how children’s early social interactions and interactions with their environment affects the development of children’s early math (i.e. numeracy and spatial) skills, which have been linked to later STEM achievement and entry into the STEM fields. He received both his B.A. in Human Biology, Health, and Society and his M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University. While at Cornell, he worked with Dr. Marianella Casasola in the Cornell Infant Studies Lab to investigate how the interaction of spatial play and spatial language input affected the development of children's spatial skills. During his time in the program, Daniel has had opportunities to collaborate on projects with Dr. Keumjoo Kwak (Seoul National University) and Dr. Marianella Casasola (Cornell), and he continues to collaborate with Dr. Melissa Libertus (UPitt) and Dr. Natasha Cabrera (UMaryland) to better understand the early development of early math skills across various contexts.