Tovah P. Klein, Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and Adjunct Associate Professor, joined the Barnard psychology faculty in 1995. Her research, teaching and applied work is focused on young children and families. She teaches a year long course on toddler development.
Her research focuses on young children's social and emotional development, parental influences on early development, and parents' experiences raising young children, including the challenges of combining work and family. She also studies children’s play as a means to communicate and process emotions and stressful experiences.
Research Focus: Child Development, Disasters (man-made or natural)