keynote speaker

Dr. Catherine Tamis-LeMonda
Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University

Dr. Tamis-LeMonda

Dr. Tamis-LeMonda

Catherine Tamis-LeMonda’s research is focused on infant and toddler learning and development in the areas of language and communication, object play, cognition, motor skills, gender identity, emotion regulation, and social trajectories. She investigates how skills in different domains reciprocally affect one another and snowball over time and examines the role of socio-cultural context on skill development and lagged associations. A core emphasis of the research is on the quality of mothers and fathers’ interactions with children – in particular their contingent responsiveness and richness of child-directed language – in relation to children’s developmental trajectories and how emerging communicative skills in children influence their everyday learning experiences and interactions with parents. This work takes place at NYU's Steinhardt Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education, where a vibrant community of students and faculty work together to advance a deep and nuanced understanding of how learning and development unfolds in different cultural and ethnic groups in the U.S., as well as internationally. 

Save the date of October 24, 2017 for the second annual Power of Literacy luncheon at
River Oaks Country Club and reserve your table today.