Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University where she serves as Director of the Infant Language Laboratory. She is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, the Association for Psychological Science James McKeen Cattell Award for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research and the APA Distinguished Lecturer Award as well as the Temple University Great Teacher and the University Eberman Research Award. She was also a finalist for 2013 Best Professor of the year for the American Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Bammy Awards. Hirsh-Pasek received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research in the areas of early language development and infant cognition has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and Human Development, and the Institute of Education Sciences resulting in 12 books and over 200 publications.