Profile Information

Name

Diana Leyva

Current Institution/Organizational Affiliation

Davidson College

Current Occupation

Professor

Topics

Early Childhood Development, Education, Parenting

Short description of research interests (max 100 words)

My research focuses on child development and early childhood education. I am interested in how culture shapes the relation between what adults do and how children develop. In particular, I study how parents and teachers foster the development of children’s language, literacy, numeracy and socioemotional abilities. I work with minority communities including Latino, African American and Chinese families living in the U.S. and abroad.