Nathan A. Fox is Professor of Human Development at the University of
Maryland College Park. His area of research interest is in social and emotional development of infants and young children. He has developed methods for assessing brain activity in infants and young children during tasks designed to elicit a range of emotions. His work is funded by the
National Institutes of Health and includes a MERIT award. He currently serves on the Biobehavioral Sciences standing review panel for NICHD.
Dr. Fox was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Teacher award from the
University of Maryland in 2005.
Laurence Steinberg (Ph.D., 1977, Cornell University) is the Distinguished
University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at
Temple University. His research focuses on biological and contextual influences on normative and atypical development during adolescence,
most recently, on the connections between brain maturation and adolescent risk-taking.
Jerome Kagan (Ph.D., Yale University) is professor of psychology emeritus at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of
Galen’s Prophecy (1984), Three Seductive Ideas (2002), An Argument for Mind
(2006), and with Nancy Snidman of The Long Shadow of Temperament (2004).
His interests include infant temperament, cognitive development and emotional processes.
Nancy Snidman (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) is the EEG
Research Director of TRANSCEND (Treatment, Research And Neuro-
SCience Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) at Massachusetts
General Hospital. She is author with Jerome Kagan of The Long Shadow of
Temperament (2004). Her interests include biological correlates of temperament and individual differences, autism and cognitive development.
Sara Towsley received her B.A. from Tufts University (2005) in clinical psychology and her M.A. in psychology from Brandeis University (2007).
She is currently a research associate in the psychology department at
Vali Kahn received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr (1998) in psychology. She is currently a graduate student in clinical psychology at University of
Massachusetts at Boston.