Jaipaul Roopnarine

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Jack Reilly Professor of Child and Family Studies
Director, Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education
Adjunct Professor of Teaching and Leadership
Department of Child and Family Studies
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-3240
(315) 443-4586

Biography

Jaipaul L. Roopnarine (B.A. Psychology and Ph.D. Child Development, University of Wisconsin) is Jack Reilly Professor of Child and Family Studies and Director of the Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education; Adjunct Professor of Teaching and Leadership in the School of Education; and a Senior Research Scientist at the Family Development and Children’s Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He served as a consultant to the Roving Caregiver Program, a home-based intervention program implemented in several Caribbean countries to improve the early caregiving environments of young children, and assisted in the revision of the national early childhood curriculum for the government of Guyana.  He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, Indo-US-Subcommission Professor of Psychology at the University of Delhi, India, Minority scholar in residence at The Pennsylvania State University, and held visiting appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, The City University of New York, and The University of the West Indies in Jamaica. His research interests include father-child relationships across cultures, Caribbean families and childhood outcomes, early childhood education in international perspective, children’s play across cultures, immigrant families and schooling in the US. He has published extensively in the areas of developmental psychology and early childhood education.