Center for Research on Children in the United States (CROCUS)
William T. Gormley
University Professor and Professor of Government and Public Policy
Deborah A. Phillips
Professor of Psychology
The Center for Research on Children in the United States (CROCUS) was established in 2001 with start-up funds from the Foundation for Child Development. The Center blends graduate training in public policy, including a joint degree program in Public Policy (M.A.) and Psychology (Ph.D.), and interdisciplinary research programs that bear on pressing policy issues.
A core focus is early childhood education, including research on the Oklahoma pre-K program, child care, and Head Start. Students and faculty are also studying child advocacy groups, community violence prevention programs, children and the new media, and parent participation in juvenile justice proceedings.
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