Stephanie Curenton, Ph.D., M.S.

Strategist – Early Education



Dr. Curenton is a leader in the field of early childhood policy and child development. She has served as past associate editor for the two top journals in early childhood, Early Childhood Research Quarterly and Early Education and Development. She has also been awarded two research policy fellowships, one from the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD)/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where she worked in Office of Child Care and the other from National Child Development Institute (NBCDI). She has served on education non-profit boards for National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and local Head Start programs. Her research focuses on positive child growth and development and dismantling health and education inequities for racially marginalized children and families. She has authored several empirical manuscripts as well as books targeted toward practitioners or policy makers. She earned her Ph.D. in Developmental and Community Psychology from the University of Virginia. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys yoga, spending time with her family, and playing with her new dog.