Child poverty expert to give Leibowitz Lecture

September 12, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Aletha C. Huston, the Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor Emerita of Child Development at University of Texas at Austin, will speak on “Policies Affecting Families in Poverty: What Works and Why Aren’t We Doing Better?” Her talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Ballroom C in the Nittany Lion Inn.

Her talk, the Herschel W. and Eileen Wirtshafter Leibowitz Lecture, is open to the public and sponsored by the Department of Psychology.

Huston conducts research on understanding the effects of poverty on children and the impact of child care and income support policies on children's development. She was principal investigator of the assessment of child and family impacts of parents’ participation in the New Hope Project, a work-based program to reduce poverty. Based on this work, she co-authored a book, "Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and their Children," in 2007. 

She is past president of the Society for Research in Child Development, the Developmental Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and the Consortium of Social Science Associations, and the recipient of the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.

For more information, contact the Psychology Department at 814-865-9515 or jak8@psu.edu.

  • Aletha Huston, University of Texas

    Aletha C. Huston is the Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor Emerita of Child Development at University of Texas at Austin. 

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