Junlei Li Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology

About Junlei Li Ph.D.
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.

Currently Directing Academic Programs

Children’s Studies Minor

Fred Rogers Scholars Program

Research and Development Lab Incubator 143 at the Fred Rogers Center
Email junlei.li@stvincent.edu
Phone 724-805-2234
Office Location
Fred Rogers Center 216