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 design, development and evaluation of early childhood intervention and prevention programs to support healthy development in young children and family engagement in early learning. She specializes in implementation science, including measurement of fidelity, and is particularly interested in identifying and supporting effective professional development strategies for early childhood professionals and has extensive experience in implementing 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.

Since 2010, she has served as a member of the Nebraska Alliance for Early Success team charged with supporting early childhood policy efforts.

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