danI am a Professor of Childhood Studies and Psychology, and Faculty Director of the Institute for Effective Education, at Rutgers University.


My research focuses on the development of personality, morality, and civic life in neighborhood contexts.  


With Susan Goyins, I work with our campus’ Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellows program, preparing science teachers for urban schools in New Jersey.


I teach introductory psychology, a senior seminar in childhood studies, and several graduate courses, including a class in our new Master of Science Teaching program for science professionals who seek to become dynamic teachers in urban schools.