Professional Interests: Communicative, social, and cognitive development in a diversity of learning environments; translating early childhood research into practice; the role of culture and experience in childrens attention and learningCurriculum Vitae
At Mills Since 2009
Priya Mariana Shimpi Driscoll is Associate Dean and Professor of Education at Mills College, where she directs the Early Childhood Education MA and BA programs. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Chicago in 2006 and has been at Mills College since 2009. Dr. Shimpi Driscoll's research program examines the role of cultural and environmental experiences in young children’s social and linguistic development. Her work also examines issues such as cultural language loss and bilingual education planning in families. Finally, Dr. Shimpi Driscoll is interested in how children learn through interactive play in museum spaces and other informal learning environments, including technology-focused contexts. She currently advises educational technology companies on curriculum development and child-robot interaction. A robot tutor she helped to create was named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Inventions.
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