Principal Investigator: Dr. Kimberly Reynolds Kelly
Dr. Kimberly Reynolds Kelly is Associate Professor in Human Development at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Dr. Kelly received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Human Development and Psychology from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research program focuses on the intersection of language and cognitive development, learning through social-interactive processes, and socio-emotional development in preschool-age children. Dr. Kelly maintains a multi-pronged research agenda that utilizes both qualitative and quantitative approaches, integrates interdisciplinary methods from developmental psychology, education and linguistics, and addresses issues facing children and families today. Her work has been published in Infant & Child Development, Journal of Technology in Behavioral Sciences, and Attachment & Human Development. At CSULB, Dr. Kelly teaches courses in introductory lifespan development, personal narrative and storytelling, and research methods. Additionally, Dr. Kelly uses her research, service, and teaching at CSULB to support equity-minded, cross-campus best practices for internship instruction and student participation.