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Christine Emmons, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Affiliate Faculty, Child Study Center

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Christine Emmons, PhD



Christine Emmons, Ph.D. is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University, Child Study Center; prior to which she was Associate Research Scientist at the Child Study Center and Director of Program Evaluation with the Yale School Development Program. She received her B.A. from the University of the West Indies, her M.L.S. from the University of Western Ontario and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1993. Dr. Emmons was an elementary teacher and later a librarian in her native Grenada.

As Director of Program Evaluation, Dr. Emmons was responsible for the design and management of the SDP’s research and evaluation program, particularly in the districts involved in systemic reform. Her duties included the development and review of instruments to measure the SDP implementation and outcomes.

Main interests include the impact of children's home, school and community social environments on their self-worth, self-management, self-determination, empowerment, and success.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Connecticut, Educational Psychology (1992)
  • MS
    University of Western Ontario, Library and Information Sciences (1984)
  • BA
    University of the West Indies, Library Science (1979)

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