Allison Sidle FuligniChild and Family Studies
Office: E&T A534
I joined the Department of Child and Family Studies in Fall, 2008. I am a Developmental Psychologist who has devoted the first part of my career to conducting research that can help inform policy and practice to improve the environments in which young children develop. I was a Research Scientist at Columbia University's National Center for Children and Families from 1996-2002, and Research Scientist at the UCLA Center for Improving Child Care Quality from 2002 to the present.
My teaching interests reflect my belief that students learn best when they have the opportunity to make connections between the material to be learned and their own experiences or the applications that can be made in the real world. Students should learn how to interpret research to form their own conclusions about what influences young children's development. My teaching interests include Child Development, Social Development, Early Childhood Education, Parenting, and Research Methods in Child Development.
I am the Co-PI on the Los Angeles: Exploring Children's Early Learning Settings (LA ExCELS) study. In this longitudinal study, young children from low income families in Los Angeles County were followed from age 3 through the end of kindergarten to document their varied pre-kindergarten experiences and their development of school readiness skills. This study incorporates preschool observations, parent interviews, and child assessments to provide an in-depth look at influences on development. A large number of Spanish-speaking families participated in the study, allowing for exploration of development and experiences of English Language Learning children. I am also an active member on the Early Head Start Research Consortium, currently completing a 5th-grade follow up of children who participated in a randomized study of the impacts of participating in the Early Head Start program. My general research interests focus on exploring the influence of several different contextual features on children's development, including poverty, parenting, child care, and school experiences.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
|Fuligni, A. J., & Fuligni, A. S. Immigrant families and the educational development of their children. In Lansford, Deater-Deckard, & Bornstein (Eds.), Immigrant families in America||2007|
|Fuligni, A. S. Challenges of evaluating program effectiveness for bilingual children. Discussion Hour presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.||2007|
|Fuligni, A. S., Han, W., & Brooks-Gunn, J. The Infant-Toddler HOME in the second and third years of life. Parenting: Science and Practice, 4(2&3), 139-159||2004|
|Fuligni, A. S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. Measuring mother and father shared caregiving: An analysis using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics – Child Development Supplement. In R. Day & M. Lamb (Eds.) Conceptualizing and measuring paternal involvement. (pp. 341-358). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.||2004|
|Fuligni, A. S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. The healthy development of young children: SES disparities, prevention strategies, and policy opportunities. In B.D. Smedley & S. L. Syme (Eds.), Promoting health: Intervention strategies from social and behavioral research (pp. 170-216). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.||2000|
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology 1995
- University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
B. A. Cognitive Science and Psychology 1989
- Brown University
|Course||Course Title||Day & Time||Room||Quarter|
|CHDV 350-1||Social and Emotional Development||MW 11:40-1:20||FA 347||Fall 2008|
|CHDV 506-1||Social Development||M 6:10-10:00pm||SH C171||Fall 2008|