Faculty Associates

We draw upon the intellectual resources with faculty members from various disciplines helping to build our expertise. CCEC Faculty Associates are actively involved in current research projects, share their expertise at presentations, advise and mentor junior scholars and author working papers that inform our science-based interventions.

Faculty Affiliates

Facility Affiliates support the mission of CCEC to stimulate research and influence practices and policies that enhance the well-being of children’s cognitive, social-emotional and physical development. Their research and teaching practices align with the center’s commitment to improve children’s learning and development at home, in school and out in the community. Interested in becoming a CCEC Faculty Affiliate? Contact Janelle Williamson at

  • Eric Anderman - Professor, Department of Educational Studies
  • Sarah Anderson - Professor, College of Public Health
  • Noelle Arnold - Associate Dean -EDGE, Equity and Diversity; Professor, Department of Educational Studies
  • Theodore Chao - Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • Elizabeth Cooksey – Professor and Director of CHRR, Department of Sociology
  • Eugenia Costa-Giomi - Professor and Interim Director of the School of Music, Music Education
  • Xin Feng - Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences
  • Jackie Goodway - Professor, Department of Human Sciences
  • Scott Graves - Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies
  • Carolyn Gunther - Associate Professor, Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children, and Youth, College of Nursing; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine
  • Dorian Harrison - Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, OSU Newark Campus
  • Rachael Frush Holt - Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science
  • Ludmila Isurin - Professor and Undergraduate Studies Chair, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
  • Kimberly Jordan - Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Justice for Children Project
  • Rachel KajfezAssistant Professor, Engineering Education
  • Julie Kennel - Assistant Professor-Clinical, Department of Human Sciences
  • Sarah N. Lang - Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences
  • Stéphane Lavertu - Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Leslie C. Moore - Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning; Courtesy Associate Professor, Linguistics
  • Amy Nathanson - Professor, School of Communication
  • Keeley Pratt - Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences; EDGE Faculty in Residence, Equity and Diversity
  • Kammi Schmeer, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Virginia Tompkins - Assistant Professor of Psychology, OSU Lima campus
  • Katie Vinopal - Assistant Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Susan Yoon - Assistant Professor, College of Social Work


Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy serve as a training ground for students from diverse field of study across The Ohio State University campus. OSU students can participate in internships for undergraduate students, clinical field experiences for graduate students and medical students, and have the opportunity to observe the classrooms in the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning as part of their coursework.

In 2019, 58 Ohio State students benefitted from classroom and research experience at the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning. This includes interns from the College of Social Work, interns from the College of Speech and Hearing, and Marriage and Family Therapy interns from the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE). It also includes student teaching placements for EHE students, Ohio State Office of Student Life volunteers, student observers, and paid student teacher assistants.

The Crane Center currently has 45 undergraduate students and 10 graduate research assistants conducting research and being trained in a high-quality setting that resembles the real world.

In addition to hands-on experience, Ohio State students have the opportunity to attend professional development and research forums to further their education and practice.

Crane Research Expertise

Our faculty, scientists, and staff are leaders in their fields, with expertise that spans early childhood. Crane researchers conduct cutting-edge research in language and literacy; children’s television and media use; autism and learning disabilities; kindergarten transition and school readiness; toxic stress; executive functioning; shared book reading; and much more.

To connect with one our researchers, who may be available for interviews or stories, click on the button below.