danI am a Professor of Childhood Studies and Psychology, and 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 Angela Connor and Ingrid Campbell, I work with early childhood education centers and public schools to improve the assessment of teaching and classroom environments.


I teach introductory psychology, a senior seminar in childhood studies, and several graduate courses.  Beginning in the Fall of 2014, I will teach classes in our new Master of Science Teaching program for science professionals who seek to become dynamic teachers in urban schools.