María Carlo, Ph.D., specializes in bilingualism and literacy development in children and adults, focusing on the cognitive processes underlying reading in a second language and in understanding the cross-language transfer of reading skills and how it affects the development of such skills.
April Crawford, Ph.D., oversees implementation of the Children's Learning Institute's statewide initiatives focusing on early childhood education and literacy, including the Texas School Ready project, the Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office and Reach Out and Read-Texas.
Ursula Johnson, Ph.D., examines the impact of caregiver responsiveness and stimulation on young children’s cognitive, language, social and emotional development. Additionally, she provides nationwide consultation and training for the Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) program, a research-based intervention for parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Susan Landry, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in early childhood education, has led numerous research projects that promote early cognitive growth, development and quality learning environments for young children. She is currently involved in using the knowledge gained from years of studying young children to help promote the national goals of early childhood literacy initiatives.