Elisabeth McClure joined the Joan Ganz Cooney Center from Georgetown University’s Department of Psychology, where she received her M.A. and her Ph.D. in the Human Development and Public Policy Track. She graduated from St. John’s College, and has spent time as an English Language Assistant at a high school in France and as a Laboratory Manager in the Lifelong Brain and Cognition Lab at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
Elisabeth’s dissertation research explored how babies and toddlers use video chat to keep in touch with their remote family members, and it has been featured in The Atlantic and Science News. At the Cooney Center, she is the Co-PI on an NSF project called Fostering STEM Trajectories: Bridging Research, Practice, and Policy, which supports the implementation of effective early childhood STEM education. She is also conducting research on how families find and choose apps for their children, ages 2-8.