Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.

 Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. With her long-term collaborator, Roberta Golinkoff, she is author of 14 books and hundreds of publications and a fellow of the Cognitive Science Society.  She is the recipient of the AERA Outstanding Public Communication for Education Research Award, theAmerican Psychological Association’s Bronfenbrenner Award, the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, the Association for Psychological Science James McKeen Cattell Award, the Society for Research in Child Development, Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award and the APA Distinguished Lecturer Award. She the president of the International Society for Infant Studies and served as the Associate Editor of Child Development. Her book, Einstein never used Flashcards: How children really learn and why they need to play more and memorize less, (Rodale Books) won the Books for Better Life Award book in 2003. Her 2016 book, Becoming Brilliant: What the science tells us about raising successful children, was on the New York Times Best Seller List in Education and Parenting.  Kathy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.