About the Author
Dr. Ken Springer is a developmental psychologist.? After receiving his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1990, he served on the faculty of SMU's psychology department before moving to the University's School of Education and Human Development in 2002.?Currently Dr. Springer is part of the school's Department of Teaching and Learning's secondary education program and represents the school on the Faculty Senate.
Dr. Springer is active as a researcher, with more than 60 scientific publications and presentations focusing on how children acquire knowledge about biological phenomena such as kinship and illness.
Dr. Springer's administrative work includes serving as chair of the SMU Institutional Review Board from 2005 to present, and as secretary of the Faculty Senate in 2006 and 2007.
Dr. Springer has served as an expert witness on more than a dozen cases and has been interviewed by various local and national media, including USA Today and National Public Radio.