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Christine McWayne, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development in the School of Arts and Sciences and Tisch College Faculty Fellow at Tufts University. As Director of Early Childhood Education at Eliot-Pearson she has been focused on preparing teachers for urban pre-kindergarten through grade two classrooms. She is a psychologist and a community-based educational researcher whose work has centered on understanding the individual and contextual factors associated with low-income, urban-residing children’s early school success. Her research seeks to understand strengths in context among populations of low-income children from racially, socio-culturally, and linguistically diverse families, and to develop and refine quality measurement of child-, family-, and community-level constructs related to school success for culturally diverse, low-income children and families.

Dr. McWayne can speak about:

  • Community-based research collaborations
  • Early school success of urban-residing children
  • Parenting and family engagement in education among ethnically, socioculturally, and linguistically diverse families