Dr. Lacey J. Hilliard is an assistant professor and director of the Social Development and Social Issues Lab in the Applied Developmental Psychology program at Suffolk University, and a research advisor to Explanation Kids. Lacey earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Her program of research is focused on understanding how families and educators approach challenging social issues with children. She has led the creation, implementation, and evaluation of educational media and technology-based interventions designed to help children and adolescents navigate social challenges and ethical dilemmas in schools. She has conducted workshops with educators and caregivers and works to build community-based partnerships with individuals and groups representing diverse perspectives.
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