Staff

Faculty Fellows

We draw upon the intellectual resources with faculty members from various disciplines helping to build our expertise. CCEC Faculty Fellows 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 Williamson.620@osu.edu 

  • Eric Anderman - Chair and Professor, Department of Educational Studies
  • Lynley Anderman - Professor, Department of Educational Studies
  • Sarah Anderson - Associate Professor, Epidemiology, College of Public Health
  • Cynthia Buettner - Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences
  • Alex Bonus - Assistant Professor, School of Communications
  • Theodore Chao, Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • Elizabeth Cooksey – Professor of Sociology
  • Eugenia Costa-Giomi - Professor, Music Education
  • Xin Feng - Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences
  • Sarah Gallo - Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • Jackie Goodway - Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences
  • Carolyn Gunther - Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences
  • Rachael Frush Holt - Associate Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science
  • Ludmila Isurin - Associate Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
  • Lauren Jones - Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences
  • Kim Jordan - Associate Professor-Clinical, Moritz College of Law, Director, Justice for Children Project
  • Julie Kennel - Assistant Professor-Clinical, Department of Human Sciences
  • Rachel KajfezAssistant Professor, Department of Engineering Education
  • Stéphane Lavertu - Associate Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Richard Lomax - Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Studies and Associate Dean, Office of Research
  • Leslie Moore - Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • Amy Nathanson - Associate Professor, School of Communication
  • Ann O’Connell – Director, EHE Research Methodology Center and Professor, Department of Educational Studies
  • Arnulfo Perez - Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • Keeley Pratt - Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences
  • Pam Salsberry - Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement, College of Public Health and Professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • Natasha Slesnick - Professor, Department of Human Sciences, Associate Dean for Research and Executive Director, Star House
  • Virginia Tompkins - Assistant Professor of Psychology, Lima campus
  • Katie Vinopal - Assistant Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Kui Xie - Cyphert Distinguished Professor, Department of Educational Studies
  • Susan Yoon - Assistant Professor, College of Social Work

Students

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.

Check below for a spotlight of one of our current Ohio State students.

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.