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The CECE Team

Staff, Students, and Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Sudha Swaminathan

Sudha Swaminathan

Dr. Swaminathan is the Director of the CECE. She is Distinguished Professor of Education with research interests in early childhood math, science, and technology.

Julia DeLapp

Julia DeLapp

Julia served as Director of the CECE from its founding in 2006 through June 2023. She was also producer of CECE videos and co-PI of many studies. She currently serves on CECE's Advisory Council.

Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith

Jeffrey Trawick-Smith

Dr. Trawick-Smith is Professor Emeritus, former Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, Distinguished Professor, & CSU Professor. He has conducted multiple research studies on children's play, dual language learners, math-play, and teacher-child interactions. He currently serves on CECE's Advisory Council.

Theresa Bouley

Theresa Bouley

Dr. Bouley is a Professor of Education and ECE Literacy Specialist with research interests in social justice, anti-racism, and microaggressions.

Kwangwon Lee

Kwangwon Lee

Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education. He conducts research on young children with autism.

Darren Robert

Darren Robert

Dr. Robert is a Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Ken Measimer

Ken Measimer

Ken is a Media Production Specialist. He supervises video production interns and directs CECE videos.

Juliana Fabrizi

Juliana Fabrizi

Juliana is a Graduate Research Assistant majoring in Secondary English.

Meghan McAuliffe

Meghan McAuliffe

Meghan is an Undergraduate Honors student majoring in Sociology and Early Childhood Education.

Ryan Toomey

Ryan Toomey

Ryan is an Undergraduate Honors student majoring in Math.

CECE Students

Every year, the CECE team includes several students who engage in meaningful research or pre-professional experiences. See former students describe their experiences conducting research and creating CECE videos. Read a list of over 125 research and production intern alumni.

CECE Partners

Over the years, the CECE team has partnered with a wide range of educational institutions such as school districts, home day care providers, birth to three programs, and other organizations.