Preschool Expulsion and Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Settings
Walter S. Gilliam, Ph.D. is the Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center. He is a member of the board of directors of ZERO TO THREE, Child Care Aware of America, and the Irving Harris Foundation; a research fellow of the National Institute for Early Education Research; and former Senior Adviser to the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Dr. Gilliam is co-recipient of the prestigious 2008 Grawemeyer Award in Education for the coauthored book A Vision for Universal Preschool Education. His scholarly writing addresses early childhood care and education programs, school readiness, and developmental assessment of young children. His work has frequently been covered in major national and international news outlets, and he actively provides consultation to state and federal decision makers in the U.S. and other countries.