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PDRI-DevLab Spring 2023 Seminar Series: Sharon Wolf

The Penn Development Research Initiative – DevLab@Penn (PDRI-DevLab) is hosting a Spring 2023 Seminar Series featuring PDRI-DevLab staff and affiliates.

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Sharon Wolf

Dr. Sharon Wolf is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education, Human Development, and Quantitative Methods division. She is trained as an applied developmental psychologist and studies how children’s family and educational environments shape their development, focusing on underserved populations in the United States and in low-income countries.

Dr. Wolf’s research tests the effectiveness of theoretically informed policy solutions designed to promote childhood development and learning through randomized field experiments, including cash transfers, teacher professional development, and parent engagement programs.