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Penn Child Research Center

Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Lectures

2018 Lecture

The greenfield Carter Lecture on Early Childhood Well-Being and familieS


Dr. Tammy Mann, President and CEO, The Campagna Center

Dr. Samuel Meisels, Founding Executive Director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska


Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia

Carol Austin, Executive Director of First Up (formerly the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children)

2015 Lecture

Policy, INEQUALITY, and Schools

Dr. David K. Cohen, John Dewey Collegiate Professor, School of Education | Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

2014 Lecture

Lifting Little Hands: National and Local Responses To Young Children Living in Poverty

John Fantuzzo, Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations

Renée Wilson-Simmons, Director, National Center of Children in Poverty
Sheila SmithDirector, Early Childhood National Center for Children in Poverty
Donna CooperExecutive Director, Public Citizens for Children and Youth
Aisha RaySenior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean of Faculty, Erikson Institute

Panel discussion

  • Click on each panelist's name to view a video of their presentation.

2012 Lecture

Challenged Youth and Challenged Public Services:  Putting Integrated Systems to USE

Dennis Culhane, The Dana and Andrew Stone Professor of Social Policy

2011 Lecture

Mandates, Models, and Methods, Oh My! A Strategic Look at the Essential Components of Early Childhood Education

Jerleann Daniel, Executive Director, National Association for the Education for Young Children.

2010 Lecture

New Leaders for New Puzzles: Meeting the Challenges of Accountability and Performance for Improved Health, Education, and Social Services

Donald Kettl, Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland.

2009 Lecture

The Educational Well-Being of African-American Boys: A Philadelphia Story of Challenges and Possibilities

John Fantuzzo, Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations, University of Pennsylvania.

The Educational Well-Being of Latino Children: A Philadelphia Story of Challenges and Possibilities
John Fantuzzo presented findings from his research on the educational well-being of Latino children in the Philadelphia public school system to leaders of the Latino community. The meeting was convened by Johnny Irizarry, Director of Casa Latina, and Ann Farnsworth-Alvear, Director of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. To download a summary of the presentation, click here.