About Dr. Stephanie M. Curenton
Stephanie M. Curenton, Ph.D. is the Director of the Ecology of School Readiness (ESR) Lab and the Faculty Director of Early Childhood Community Interventions at Boston University. She was trained as a developmental and community psychologist, and her passion lies in promoting the health and education of young children by using research to inform culturally responsive teaching practices and socially equitable public policies. She enjoys teaching courses related to Educational Policy, Public Health, Multicultural Education and Child Development. Her work has been funded by the Office of Program Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, the American Education Research Association, the Foundation for Child Development, and the Ford Foundation. The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has funded the development of the Conversation Compass approach and its effectiveness. She also working with a Jake Murray, a BU colleague, on a new W.K. Kellogg Foundation project designed to recruit teachers of color from work in to work in the primary grades.
"The mission of the Ecology of School Readiness Lab is to examine the factors that impact young children's school success and to communicate our findings to practitioners and policy makers."
~ Stephanie M. Curenton