Lisa Knoche, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools
Director, Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research
Research Associate Professor

Lisa Knoche is an applied developmental psychologist with expertise in the design, development and evaluation of early childhood intervention and prevention programs to support healthy development in young children birth to five years and support family engagement in early learning. She is particularly interested in identifying and supporting effective professional development strategies for early childhood professionals, including center-based educators, home visitors and early intervention staff and has extensive experience in implementing large-scale, collaborative research programs with community partners.

Knoche has worked with early childhood practitioners in the translation of research to practice. In addition to traditional publications, she has written policy briefs, research guides and training protocols.

Knoche earned her master’s and doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Creighton University.