Boston University Faculty

BU Faculty members have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, identify new colleagues to research with, seek consultation and problem solve within the BU Community.

Community Affiliate

Community affiliates have the opportunity to access expertise related to implementation and evaluation, identify current best practices, enlarge professional network, and explore job opportunities.

Early Childhood Educators/Practitioners

Educators have the opportunity to influence new curricula and classroom practice developments, receive policy updates, regulatory guidance and network.


Students have the opportunity to seek volunteer and practicum opportunities, learn about BU educational opportunities related to early childhood study, and connect with state of the art research projects. Students who are interested in learning more about working with us, fill out this form.


Funders & Donors have the opportunity to access to cutting edge initiatives for young children locally and globally along with ways to shape the next generations of leaders in early childhood.


Alumni have the opportunity to stay involved with BU, share post graduate knowledge and experience, connect and influence the next generation of students.


Leaders & Advocates have inside access to new ideas and data in the field that inform legislative action & policy, dialogue with parents and constituencies.

Join our Network


Connect with our current network members:

Name Interests Organization Email
Amanda Tarullo  Developmental Psychology, Biological Stress, Executive Function, Neural Development, Parenting Boston University, College of Arts and Science
David Hamer, MD  Global Health, Neonatal Sepsis Prevention, Community Health, Community-based Parenting Groups Boston University, School of Public Health
Elizabeth Farrah Louis, M.A.  Psychology, Mental Health The SPARK Center
Felicity Crawford  Teacher Ideology, Urban Special Education, Racial, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
Ellie Friedland Social Justice Through Theatre of the Oppressed, Anti-bias Education, Cultural Competence, Professional Development Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development 
Kathleen Corriveau Applied Human Development, Social Cognitive Development, School Readiness Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
Lauren Thorman  Early Childhood Professional Development Boston University, Global Programs
Lindsey Locks Global Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Maternal, child and adolescent health, Implementation science Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Martha Vibbert Behavioral Health Care in Pediatric and Community Settings, Equitable Access, Caregiver-child connections, Healthy Neurodevelopment Boston Medical Center
Megina Baker Early Childhood Education, Bilingualism, Learning through Play, Early Childhood Curriculum, Teacher Professional Development Neighborhood Villages
Peter Rockers Global Health, Early Childhood Interventions, Child Nutrition, Brain Sciences, Impact Evaluation Boston University, School of Public Health
Ruth Paris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Parenting Interventions, Attachment and Early Childhood, Parental Substance Use, Diversity and Equity in Early Childhood Interventions Boston University, School of Social Work
Stephanie Cox Suarez Special Education, Early Childhood Education Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
Stephanie Curenton Parent-child Interactions, Early Childhood Education Programs, Early Childhood Workforce Programs, and State and Federal Policy Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
Susan Linn, Ed.D. Advocacy, Systemic Issues, Creative Play, Impact of media and commercial marketing on children, Therapeutic Tools Boston Children’s Hospital