Research Team

The research team at Committee for Children helps us ensure that our programs, products, and services achieve their intended effects: promoting the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children. Before anything is made available, our researchers translate current research in the field into practical application for classrooms, school staff, and parents. After a program is published, external researchers conduct randomized control trials to independently evaluate the effectiveness of our programs. Our research advisory board and leading experts in the field also provide consultation and guidance to our staff. The research team is led by Tia Kim, vice president of Education, Research, & Impact.

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Research Advisory Group

  • Dorothy Espelage, PhD

  • Sandra Graham, PhD

  • Nancy Guerra, EdD

  • Kevin Haggerty, PhD

  • Shelly Hymel, PhD

  • John Love, PhD