University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Brazil Early Childhood Partnership: Focus on Evidence-based Processes and Practices


We aim to co-create a meaningful, research-based, practice-driven, sustained approach to support children’s learning, development, and social inclusion. Our priority areas for collaboration are early learning, the ecology of development, assessment/program quality, and professional development strategies.



Early Childhood Researchers


Susan Sheridan

Susan SheridanDirector, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools

Marjorie Kostelnik

Marjorie KostelnikDean, College of Education & Human Sciences

Richard Bischoff

Richard Bischoff Professor

Dipti Dev

Dipti Dev Assistant Professor and Child Health Behaviors Extension Specialist

Carolyn Pope Edwards

Carolyn Pope Edwards Professor (Willa Cather)

Edmund 'Ted' Hamann

Edmund 'Ted' Hamann Professor

Soo-Young Hong

Soo-Young Hong Associate Professor

Michelle Howell Smith

Michelle Howell Smith Research Assistant Professor, Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics

Iheoma Iruka

Iheoma Iruka Director of Research and Evaluation, Buffett Early Childhood Institute

Cody Hollist

Cody Hollist Associate Professor

Lisa Knoche

Lisa Knoche Research Associate Professor

Christine Marvin

Christine MarvinProfessor

Helen Raikes

Helen Raikes Professor (Willa Cather)

Kathleen Rudasill

Kathleen Rudasill Associate Professor

Paul Springer

Paul Springer Associate Professor

Julia Torquati

Julia Torquati Professor

Greg Welch

Greg Welch Research Associate Professor

Stephanie Wessels

Stephanie Wessels Associate Professor

Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams Assistant Professor

Amanda Witte

Amanda Witte Project Manager