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  • Junlei LiDr. Junlei Li

    Associate Professor of Psychological Science, Associate Professor of Early Learning and Children’s Media 

    http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/

    Headmasters Hall 408
    724-805-2234
    junlei.li@email.stvincent.edu 

    Education

    Ph.D., Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003
    M.A., Instructional Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
    B.S., Computer Science, University of Notre Dame, 1995

    Current and Upcoming Courses

    PY341 Research Methods in Psychological Science (Spring 2014)
    PY212 Child Development (Fall 2014)
    CA 240 Public Relations Strategies (Guest)
    CA 255 Documentary Techniques (Guest)

    My Work

    Enriching interactions with another human being is the most important ingredient in a child’s development. Promoting a connected community should be the overarching aim of social advocacy on behalf of children. Real and lasting change can start with finding what ordinary people do extraordinarily well with children in everyday moments.

    These are the simple lessons I am learning and using from Pittsburgh’s urban classrooms to China’s orphanages, in creating digital tools and evaluating social service programs, in teaching students and developing practitioners. I believe sustained partnership across disciplines, professions, and institutions can make sense and use of research knowledge in service of children.

    Fred Rogers once said to a young MTV reporter, “I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex. Spread the word.” That’s what I hope to do.

    Please contact me for undergraduate and graduate research opportunities available in our “Incubator 143” R&D Lab housed in the Fred Rogers Center.

    Junlei Li's CV

     

    Research and Development Projects

    Noticing the extraordinary in the ordinary: a tale of one classroom
    http://www.popcitymedia.com/features/everydayclassroominteractions073113.aspx

    Making Goodness Attractive
    http://www.ocd.pitt.edu/PDF/Backgrounders/133%20COMMUNICATE.pdf

    Promoting Effort and Persistence in Children
    http://www.ocd.pitt.edu/PDF/Backgrounders/125%20DARE.pdf
     

     

    Representative Academic Publications

    Li, J. & Julian, M. (2012). Developmental relationships as the active ingredient: a working hypothesis of “what works” across intervention settings. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, vol. 82, no. 2, 157-166
    LINK TO TEXT 

    Groark, C., McCall, B., & Li, J. (2010). Characterizing the status and progress of a country’s child welfare reform. International Journal of Child and Family Welfare, 2010 (4).

    Li, J., Zeng, F., McCall, B., & Groark, C. (2009). Caring for orphans with disabilities: An synthesis of evidence based on China’s emerging success and research around the world. China Social Welfare, 2009 (12).

     

    Invited Op-Ed and Blogs

    Li, J. (2013). The willingness to fail. Fred Rogers Center Blog. Retrieved from
    http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/blog/the-willingness-to-fail/ 

    Li, J. (2012). The tail wagging the dog: using technology in children’s learning. Remaking Learning: Blog of the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network. Retrieved from
    http://remakelearning.org/blog/2012/08/30/guest-junlei-li/