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Travis Wright

Travis Wright

Associate professor, Department of Counseling Psychology; Faculty director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service

Expert on schooling in highly-stressed communities; teaching students who have experienced trauma; student-teacher relationships; early childhood education

Amy Wagner

Amy Wagner

Executive Director of the UW Child Development Lab

Expert on child development, early childhood education, and special education, including treatment of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Cigdem Unal

Cigdem Unal

Director, UW-Madison Office of Campus Child Care and Family Resources

I am an expert on early childhood education, preschool administration and leadership.

Amy Claessens

Amy Claessens

Associate Professor, Gulbrandsen Distinguish Chair in Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy Studies

Expert on child academic and socio-emotional development in early childhood settings including child care, preschool, and kindergarten.

Joan Ershler

Joan Ershler

Program director, Waisman Early Childhood Program

Expert on early childhood development and education, services to young children with special needs

Sarah  Short

Sarah Short

Assistant professor and Dorothy King Chair in Educational Psychology, Center for Healthy Minds

Expert in neuroscience and early childhood brain development studying the role of stress and adversity on mental and physical well-being.

Dipesh Navsaria

Dipesh Navsaria

Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Clinical Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Expert on early literacy in children, child health advocacy, public health and medical education.

Pamela McGranahan

Pamela McGranahan

Associate Clinical Professor / DNP Program Director

Three decades of nursing experience in public health, racial disparities, infant mortality, trauma-informed care, and the impact of childhood adversity and trauma on lifelong health

Dave Riley

Dave Riley

Professor emeritus, human development and family studies

Expert on child development

Heather Kirkorian

Heather Kirkorian

Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

Expert on infant/child development and the impact of screen media on infants, young children, and families