Eliot Tucker-Drob, assistant professor of psychology, joined a panel of experts and public policy leaders for a discussion about the long-term effects of high-quality early education at a public event hosted by the United Way for Greater Austin on March 19.
The panelists – including two Human Development and Family Sciences professors from The University of Texas at Austin – examined the return on investment for early education, as well as the advantages pre-kindergarten has for all students, particularly those most economically vulnerable.
An expert in cognitive development, Tucker-Drob studies how genes and social and educational experiences combine and interact to influence personality development and academic achievement.
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Banner image: (From left) Aletha Huston, professor emeritus, Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS); Leah Newkirk Meunier HDFS alumna; Elliot Tucker-Drob, assistant professor of psychology; and Elizabeth Gershoff, HDFS associate professor.