ICD and CEED welcome Michele Mazzocco
The Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) and the Institute of Child Development (ICD) warmly welcome Michele Mazzocco, Ph.D., to a joint position as Research Director at CEED and a tenured faculty member in ICD. Dr. Mazzocco brings an active line of research to CEED focusing on early mathematical development. She is a developmental psychologist with a primary interest in cognitive development. She received training in early childhood education (MEd) and experimental psychology (PhD) at Arizona State University, where she enjoyed involvement in two Child Study Lab preschools; and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Denver where her studies focused on learning difficulties and developmental neuropsychology. Her most recent work has focused on cognitive underpinnings and predictors of mathematics achievement, via a recently completed longitudinal study she carried out at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, following a small cohort of students from kindergarten through high school. She plans to pursue studies with a new cohort focused on the construct of "number sense" in early childhood.
Dr. Mazzocco begins her position at the University on February 6 and will be splitting her time between CEED and ICD.