Deanne R. Pérez-Granados, M.S., Ph.D. is an associate professor of Human Development in the Liberal Studies Department. She joined CSUMB in 2007.
Cognitive, language, and literacy development in infancy and early childhood; socio-cultural approach to teaching and learning in the family and early schooling contexts, particularly low-income, and Latino communities; transitions from learning in the home context to learning in early schooling contexts.
Deanne R. Pérez-Granados, Ph.D.
Dr. Pérez-Granados is an Associate Professor in Human Development with an emphasis in early childhood. She joined the CSUMB Literal Studies faculty in Fall 2007. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She served on the faculty in the Department of Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University (1996-2000), and in the School of Education at Stanford University (2000-2007).
Her primary research endeavors focus on language and conceptual development of young children in family and early schooling contexts, exploring patterns of teaching and learning that occur in everyday activities in the context of parent-child and teacher-child conversations. Her most recent research work explores infant-toddler emergent literacy development in family contexts, examining language and participation practices during parent-child book-sharing activities with traditional and technologically-enhanced interactive books.
Dr. Pérez-Granados currently teaches HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development, HDEV 353: Cross Cultural Human Development, HDEV 356: Infancy and Early Childhood, and HDEV 360: Child Development.