About the Author
Penny Hauser-Cram is a professor at Boston College in the Lynch School of Education. She received her Ed.D. in Human Development from Harvard University in 1983 and her research focuses on children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and children and adolescents living in poverty.
Kevin Nugent is Professor of Children, Families and Schools at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has been on the faculty there since 1986. He received his Ph.D. from Boston College and he is the Founder and Director of the Brazelton Institute in the Department of Developmental Medicine at Children's Hospital in Boston and is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on early childhood development, cross-cultural study of child development and assessment and early intervention.
Kathleen Theis received her Ph.D. from Boston College and is currently the Director of the Graduate Entry Pathway for the UMASS School of Medicine. She is both a developmental psychologist and a clinical specialist in mental nursing. She has extensive experience in the development of community-based nursing education and partnerships with clinical affiliates.
John Travers passed away in the spring of 2011. He was a professor at Boston College in the Lynch School of Education where he had taught for more than 50 years. He was the author of a number of books in developmental and educational psychology.