Bio


Dr. Stipek's scholarship concerns early childhood and elementary education, especially focused on math and motivation. In addition to her scholarship, Dr. Stipek has an interest in policies affecting young children and early childhood education,. She served for five years on the Board on Children, Youth and Families at the National Research Council; she was the Chair of National Research Council Committee for Increasing High School Students' Engagement and Motivation to Learn and she directed the MacArthur Foundation Network on Teaching and Learning. She currently chairs the Heising-Simons Development and Research on Early Math Education Network. While a professor at UCLA, Dr. Stipek served as Director of the Corinne Seeds University Elementary School and the Urban Education Studies Center.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Peter E. Haas Faculty Director, Haas Center for Public Service (2017 - 2022)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Peter E. Haas Faculty Director, Haas Center for Public Service (2016 - Present)
  • Professor, School of Education (1995 - Present)
  • I. James Quillen Dean and Professor of Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education (2014 - 2015)
  • I. James Quillen Dean and Professor of Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education (2001 - 2011)
  • Faculty Director, Haas Center for Public Service (2018 - Present)
  • Director, Urban Education Studies Center (2018 - Present)
  • Director, Corinne Seeds University Elementary School (UCLA Laboratory School) (2018 - Present)
  • Co-Director, NIMH Training Program in Applied Human Development (2018 - Present)
  • Congressional Science Fellow, Society for Research in Child Development, Office of Senator Bill Bradley (1983 - 1984)
  • Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles (1977 - 2000)

Professional Education


  • PhD (Developmental Psychology), Yale University (1977)
  • BS (Psychology), University of Washington (1972)

Research Interests


  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood
  • Math Education
  • Motivation
  • Parents and Family Issues

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Early childhood education (instruction and policy), math education for young children

Projects


  • Heising-Simons Development and Research on Early Math Education (DREME) Network

    She currently chairs the Heising-Simons Development and Research on Early Math Education (DREME) Network: dreme.stanford.edu

    Location

    California

2021-22 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • Constructive and destructive behavior: Implications for family, school, and society Kerig, P. AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC 750 FIRST ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002-4242 USA. 2004
  • Motivation to learn: Integrating theory and practice Stipek, D. J. Allyn and Bacon Boston. 2002
  • Motivated minds: Raising children to love learning Stipek, D. J., Stipek, D., Seal, K. Macmillan. 2001