Dr. Stephanie Jones

Dr. Stephanie Jones
Guest Presenter
Program (What area of CES): 
Early Childhood

Dr. Stephanie Jones (keynote speaker) is the Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research reflects a synthesis of developmental science, emphasizing the complex, multi-level, interactive nature of the pathways shaping children’s development; and prevention science, aimed at intervening to change key mechanisms and characteristics of settings which underlie children’s developmental pathways. Over the past five years, Dr. Jones has designed and led a series of projects related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of SECURe, a school-based intervention that targets executive function, self-regulation, and social-emotional skills in preK-3 grade settings. She also serves on numerous national advisory boards and expert consultant groups related to social-emotional development and child and family anti-poverty policies. Jones holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Yale University, where she trained with Edward Zigler. In 2008, Jones was awarded the Grawemeyer Award in Education for her work with Zigler and Walter Gilliam on A Vision for Universal Preschool Education, published by Cambridge University Press, and in 2013, Jones was awarded the Joseph E. Zins Early-Career Distinguished Contribution Award for Action Research in Social and Emotional Learning, from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).