As a developmental psychologist, Rebecca Dore is broadly focused on early cognitive development. Specifically, it is the home and classroom characteristics that influence developmental trajectories and learning in the domain of language and literacy that she finds most fascinating. She has specific research interests in children’s engagement with and learning from play, narratives, and media.

Rebecca received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2015. She then completed an IES Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Delaware and is now a Senior Research Associate at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy at The Ohio State University.