Sharon Lynn Kagan

Sharon Lynn Kagan is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy, co-director of the National Center for Children and Families, and associate dean for Policy at Teachers College of Columbia University and professor adjunct at Yale University’s Child Study Center. Author of more than 200 articles and 12 books, Kagan’s research focuses on the institutions that impact child and family life. She is past president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Family Support America. Dr. Kagan has received American Education’s three most prestigious awards: the 2004 Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers, the 2005 James Bryant Conant Award for Lifetime Service to Education from the Education Commission of the States, and the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education.

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