Pamela Morris

Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Professor of Applied Psychology

Pamela Morris

Phone: (212) 998-5014

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Pamela Morris is a Professor of Applied Psychology, the Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and former director of the Institute of Human Development and Social Change. Dr. Morris has conducted more than a decade of research working at the intersection of social policy, practice, and developmental psychology, testing promising interventions for low-income families and children. Dr. Morris’ research is characterized by the study of theoretically-informed interventions, strong attention to measurement of developmental outcomes for children, and cutting-edge analytic strategies on causal inference, and strong research designs. She received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University.

Dr. Morris' work has spanned from research on employment and antipoverty policies targeted to parents, to early childhood interventions targeting the development of low-income children. Examples of her current work include large-scale randomized experiments of enhancements to preschool, work with NYCs Department of Education to strengthen the research architecture in the context of their historic Pre-k expansion, and the study of an integrated primary/secondary parenting intervention within the population-scalable pediatric care platform. Morris has extensive experience working on cross-institutional, interdisciplinary teams of researchers to contribute to both research and practice. A former William T. Grant scholar, Morris has served on the National Academy of Science’s Board on Children, Youth, and Families.