Executive Director in Columbus, Ohio
Laura Justice, Ph.D., is a sought-after teacher, presenter, researcher, and consultant in the United States and overseas due to her significant study and expertise in early cognitive development and disabilities in children. Justice, a Distinguished Professor in Educational Psychology at The Ohio State University's (Ohio State) College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE), has spent more than two decades studying young children with developmental vulnerabilities in language and literacy, as well as investigating the effects of parents, teachers, and peers on children's learning.
Justice's knowledge and experience are highly regarded in the United States and around the world. As one of the most influential experts in her field and an expert at explaining complex issues, Justice is frequently invited to share her findings and strategies for language and early literacy development, classroom quality, and language intervention design and evaluation on the academic world stage. Her illustrious career has encompassed roles such as visiting professor, fellow, adviser, and lecturer at a variety of universities and institutions around the world, including Mexico, Chile, Croatia, Italy, Denmark, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Australia, and New Zealand.
Justice is also the Executive Director of Ohio State's EHE college-level facilities, including the Schoenbaum Family Center, a network of community partners that provides information on early childhood programming and family engagement, and the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. The Crane Center is a nationally recognized institution that brings together a diverse network of research institutions dedicated to enhancing children's development in a variety of areas such as education, well-being, health, language, literacy, and school preparation.