Eric Dearing

Boston College

Eric Dearing is Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He has a visiting professorship in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo, Norway. Dr. Dearing’s work is focused on the consequences of young children’s lives outside of school on their performance in school and their overall well-being. This has included research on the roles of early childhood learning and enrichment experiences in the home, in early care and education, and in the community. As a member of the DREME Network, he is partnering with community organizations to better understand how families, early childhood educators, and other family-facing professionals can best support early math learning for children facing social or economic disadvantages.