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Lynch School of Education

Penny Hauser-Cram

professor and department chair
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

headshot of penny hauser-cram


Campion Hall
Room 239B


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ed.D., Harvard University


Longitudinal investigations of children, youth, and families; children and adolescents with developmental disabilities; children and adolescents living in poverty; effects of early education



Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 33

Distinguished Faculty Award, Golden Key International Honour Society

Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin

Rev. J. R. Trzaska, SJ, Award, Boston College

Excellence in Research Award, Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents

Summer Fellow, Society for Research in Child Development Institute on Social Policy

Co-Chair of Editorial Board, Harvard Educational Review

Selected Books/Monographs

Hauser-Cram, P., Nugent, J.K., Thies, K.M., & Travers, J.F. (2014). Development of children and adolescents.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Hauser-Cram, P. Warfield, M.E., Shonkoff, J. P., & Krauss, M. W. with Sayer, A. & Upshur, C.C. (2001). Children with disabilities:  A longitudinal study of child development and parent well-being.  Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 66 (3, Serial No. 266).


Selected Journal Articles

Hauser-Cram, P., Woodman, A.C., & Heyman, M. (in press).  Early mastery motivation as a predictor of executive function in young adults with developmental disabilities.  Journal of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Woodman, A.C., & Hauser-Cram, P. (2013).  The role of coping strategies in predicting change in parenting efficacy and depressive symptoms among mothers of adolescents with developmental disabilities.  Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 57, (6), 513-530. doi: 10.111/j.1365-2788.01555.x

Hauser-Cram, P. (2009).  Education from one generation to the next:  Mechanisms of mediation. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 55 (3), 351-360.

Hauser-Cram, P., Durand, T.M., & Warfield, M.E. (2007).  Early feelings about school and later academic outcomes of children with special needs living in poverty.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 22, 161-172. doi:  10.1016/j.ecresq.2007.02.001


Selected Book Chapters

Hauser-Cram, P., Warfield, M.E., Shonkoff, J.P., Krauss, M.W., Sayer, A., Upshur, C.C., & Heyman, M. G-A. (2014). Children with disabilities: A developmental-contextual perspective.  In H.B. Weiss, H. Kreider, M.E. Lopez, & C. Chapman-Nelson (Eds.), Preparing educators to engage families: Case studies using an ecological systems framework (pp. 8-11). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hauser-Cram, P., Cannarella, A., Tillinger, M. & Woodman, A. (2013).  Disabilities and development.  In R.M. Lerner, A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Vol. Eds.), Handbook of psychology, Vol. 6, Developmental psychology (2nd ed.) (pp. 547-569). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Hauser-Cram, P., & Mitchell, D.B. (2012). Early childhood education.  In S. Graham (Vol. Ed.), Handbook of educational psychology, Vol. 3. Applications to teaching and learning (pp. 3-22.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hauser-Cram, P., Howell-Moneta, A.N., & Young, J.M. (2011).  Dyadic interaction between mothers and children with Down syndrome or Williams syndrome:  Empirical evidence and emerging agendas.  In J. Burack, R.M. Hodapp, G. Iarocci, & E. Zigler (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of intellectual disabilities and development (2nd ed., pp. 318-333). New York:  Oxford University Press.

Hauser-Cram, P., & Warfiled, M.E. (2009).  Early intervention services.  In W. B. Carey, A. Crocker, et al. (Eds.), Behavioral-developmental pediatrics (4th Ed.). (pp. 923-932). Philadelphia:  Elsevier.

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