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Jessica A. Stern, PhD
Psychologist, Educator, Researcher
Welcome! So glad you're here.
Dr. Jessica Stern (she/her) is a developmental psychologist whose work examines close relationships, parenting, and child social-emotional development. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, with a focus on attachment across the life span. She is currently a research fellow in the Dept. of Psychology at the University of Virginia, and an incoming Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Pomona College in Fall 2024.
In a time of multiple intersecting crises — including the pandemic, systemic racism, and child mental health — we need sound developmental science to to inform the future of education, practice, and policymaking. Please reach out if you are interested in working together to meet these challenges.
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children"