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Faculty & Research

Courtney N. Baker | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2010, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Baker’s research is focused on better understanding and facilitating the translation of effective prevention and intervention programs into community settings serving young children.  Her work is grounded in a community-based participatory research approach.

Michael Cunningham | Professor
Ph.D., 1994, Emory University

Professor Cunningham also holds a joint appointment in Tulane's African & Diaspora Studies Program. Professor Cunningham's primary research interests include examining adolescent development in diverse contexts. Specifically, he examines how African American children and adolescents develop proactive and reactive coping styles.

Sarah Gray | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2013, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Dr. Gray's research program is focused on relational and contextual risk and protective factors that contribute to young children's psychosocial and educational adjustment, with a particular emphasis on violence and trauma.

Jeffrey Lockman | Professor
Ph.D., 1980, University of Minnesota

Professor Lockman's research interests center on early perceptual and cognitive development, particularly the emergence of early spatial abilities.

Julie Markant | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2010, University of Minnesota

Dr. Markant's research focuses on infant learning, selective attention, and neuroscience.

Bonnie K. Nastasi | Professor
Ph.D., 1986, Kent State University

Dr. Nastasi's research focuses on culturally appropriate health promotion and health risk prevention programming for child, adolescent and adult populations

Stacy Overstreet | Professor | Director of Clinical Training
Ph.D., 1995, Tulane University

Professor Overstreet's research interests include the examination of risk and resiliency in a variety of contexts, including children at-risk for negative developmental outcomes due to poverty, exposure to community violence, and chronic illness.

Kim Sherman | Professor of Practice
Ph.D., 2008, Univeristy of Rhode Island

Dr. Sherman is interested in school-base academic and behavior risk prevention and intervention services.  She focuses on data-based decision-making within a Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework.

Associated Faculty

Julie Alvarez, Professor of Practice

Paul Colombo, Associate Professor

David M. Corey, Assistant Professor

Gary P. Dohanich, Professor

Laurie O'Brien, Associate Professor

Janet B. Ruscher, Professor