Dr. Semenov is our Research Consultant and Professional Development Specialist. He is also a developmental psychologist and an NIMH post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development. He received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2021. Andrei received his B.A. from the University of Colorado in 2013.
Dr. Semenov conducts research on the development of executive function skills in childhood. He is particularly interested in how parenting practices in the context of family routines can help promote EF skills and autonomy-supportive parenting. Andrei is also interested in mindfulness meditation and how reflective practices can promote EF development in children and adults. The Bezos Family Foundation, Hemera Foundation, and grants from the University of Minnesota have funded Andrei’s work.
At Reflection Sciences, Andrei consults on teacher professional development, parent outreach blogs, and MEFS/EFgo data.