The CDPP faculty are committed educators that are also active researchers and scholars. Our faculty have published widely and many have served on National Institute of Health (NIH) Grant Review Committees and the editorial boards of leading journals in the field (e.g., Leslie Rescorla: Early Education & Development; Marc Schulz, Journal of Family Psychology; Clark McCauley, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict). Reflecting our commitment to the scientist practitioner model, our faculty members have a wide range of expertise in basic research, applied research, and clinical and educational interventions. Reflecting our integrated developmental and clinical program, the faculty have extensive expertise in life-span developmental perspectives (e.g., Thapar, Cassidy, Wozniak, Rescorla, and Schulz) and clinically-relevant research perspectives (e.g., Thomas, Schulz, Rescorla, Newman, Cassidy and Wozniak).
In addition to our emphasis on research and scholarship, the CDPP provides intensive clinical training through a series of clinical and assessment courses and practica. Many of our core and affiliated faculty provide clinical services through Bryn Mawr’s Child Study Institute.
Each CDPP faculty member is a potential research mentor for incoming Ph.D. students. Faculty and students work collaboratively in Research Groups that also include undergraduates from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.
Our graduate students come from all across the United States and the world. They join a community of scholars that includes undergraduates, graduate students in nine disciplines including social work, and post-baccalaureate students preparing for medical education.