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Laureen Teti Ph.D.

Laureen Teti, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor, Psychology

Associate Director, Child Study Center

Associate Director, PACT


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Dr. Laureen Teti is one of several Penn State faculty working to promote relations between the minority communities in Harrisburg and child researchers at the Child Study Center.  These efforts resulted in the 2007 establishment of Parents and Children Together (PACT), a community-university partnership which includes representatives from early childhood agencies, parents, and other key leaders from minority communities in Harrisburg, PA. As a member of PACT’s Steering Committee, Dr. Teti chairs PACT’s Dissemination subcommittee. Dr. Teti is a co-investigator on the community-engaged BRAVE project, Dr. Kristin Buss, PI, which is developing an intervention in Harrisburg to reduce anxiety in urban African-American children. Since Fall 2012, Dr. Teti has served on Penn State’s Presidential Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity (CORED), now serves on CORED’s Executive Leadership Team, and is spearheading efforts to increase the hiring and retention of diverse faculty at Penn State.  

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