Marsha Weinraub, Ph.D.

Marsha Weinraub is a Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University and Chairperson of the Psychology Department at Temple University.

A nationally recognized expert on personality and social development in infants and young children, and a frequent consultant on early development to national and local media, Dr.  Weinraub has published widely in the areas of infant attachment, gender role development, and family interactions.  She is most noted for her studies on the effects of early child care, single parenting and maternal employment on parent-child relationships and child development.  Dr. Weinraub is the author or co-author of more than 120 scholarly articles, book chapters and presentations. She has served on the editorial boards of Child Development and Psychology of Women and has reviewed for numerous other professional journals and funding agencies. A national leader in child care research, in 1997, Dr. Weinraub testified before the U.S. Congress concerning the effects of early child care.

From its inception, Dr. Weinraub was a Principal Investigator on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a national longitudinal project investigating variations in early child care in infants and toddlers and the effect of these variations on children's social, emotional, and intellectual development.  In 2005, as the children in the study became teenagers, Dr. Weinraub became co-investigator.

Dr. Weinraub was educated at Brandeis University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was graduated magna cum laude in 1970, and at the University of Michigan, where she received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 1975.  She is a member of the University Children's Policy Collaborative -- a Pennsylvania research policy collaboration between Temple University, Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Charter Member and Fellow of the American Psychological Society. In 1985, Dr. Weinraub received the Temple University's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 2005, Dr. Weinraub was awarded Temple University's Great Teacher Award.  In recognition of her success in obtaining research funding, Dr. Weinraub is a Member of the Temple University Million Dollar Club.


Judith Stull, Ph.D.

Judith Stull is an associate professor of Sociology at LaSalle University where she teaches statistics, research methodology, and evaluation and is a Senior Research Associate at Temple University in the Institute for Schools and Society (College of Education). In the past 13 years, she has produced over 70 articles and presentations focused on improving the educational achievement of at-risk students and the use of educational technology. She has been a CoPI on a USDOE Community Technology Center grant designed to improve mathematics achievement in four Prince George’s County (MD) high schools, PA DOE grant designed to evaluate the state of technology expectations and proficiencies in all of the state’s preservice teacher programs (92 institutions), and is currently a CoPI on three National Science Foundation projects: a) Science, Mathematics Assessment Research for Teaching (TU-SMART), a five year research grant designed to determine the long and short run effects of embedding formative assessment techniques in university science and mathematics courses, b) Science in the City (SITC) a three year project focused on using community resources to improve achievement of science and mathematics and interest in science and mathematics careers, and c) Scientists as Teachers – Teachers as Scientists, a five year project focused on improving graduate education in science and mathematics and the way scientists interface with high school science teachers.. She has been an evaluator for multi-million dollar U.S. DoE and NSF programs. Dr. Stull holds a BA in history from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Boston College.

In addition, Dr. Stull maintains the US Department of Education’s license for access to their restricted files.

Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Nicole Sorhagen

Nicole Sorhagen is a first year developmental student, working with Dr. Marsha Weinraub. Her research interests are early child care, academic achievement, and language development. She earned her B.A. from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and her M.S. from Villanova University. A native of West Caldwell, New Jersey, she ardently cheers on the Mets. With her sidekick Annie (a black lab mix), she loves to walk around the city.





 Joan Foley


Joan Foley is a fifth year doctoral student in educational psychology working with Dr. Marsha Weinraub to    understand the effects of sleep problems on children’s self-regulatory and academic functioning. Joan graduated from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with a M.Ed. in Special Education where she collaborated on research focused on the early identification of children at-risk for learning disabilities. Prior to embarking on a second career in educational research, Joan was Director of Human Resource Development for the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies where she was instrumental in launching the first corporate-sponsored child care center for company employees.





Jackie Keiffer

Jackie Keiffer is a third year undergraduate student expecting to graduate in May of 2011. She is a psychology major who is actively participating in the psychology honors program as well as Temple University’s Psi Chi chapter. Under the direction of Dr. Weinraub, Jackie is conducting research for her senior honors thesis on the topic of the effects of maternal employment on the adult daughter’s choice to work and the mother-daughter relationship.