Rebecca Bulotsky Shearer, Ph.D.


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I am a child clinical and school psychologist and have worked both as a practitioner and researcher with very young children and families living in impoverished urban areas for the past 15 years. My research is guided by a "whole child" developmental-ecological systems perspective which is child-centered and considers both proximal and broader system-level influences on children's development over time.

Taking Research Assistants for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023



2004Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

2006 - 2007Research Scientist, Erikson Institute
2007 - 2008Senior Research Analyst, Office of Early Childhood Education, Chicago Public Schools
2004 - 2006Office of Research, Accountability, Assessment and Intervention, School District of Philadelphia

Research Interests

Early identification and classroom-based interventions to support early social-emotional development; development of reliable and valid assessment tools for diverse low-income children; use of assessment to inform intervention in early childhood education; longitudinal dynamic associations between early behavioral adjustment, academic achievement, and social adjustment for low-income children; community research partnerships to identify protective factors across home and school settings that promote school readiness.

Research Positons

Research Assistants
We are currently recruiting for research assistants to work in our Pyramid Model social-emotional intervention, our Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Early Learning Center evaluation, and our Miami-Dade Quality Counts evaluation projects.

Post-doctoral Associate
We are currently searching for a Post-doctoral Associate for Early Childhood Data System Collaborative, IDEAS to Action. You can download the job description more information.

Selected Publications

Bulotsky-Shearer, R., Bichay, K., Bailey, J., Futterer, J. (2019). Internal and external influences on young children's development. In V. Alfonso & G. DuPaul (Eds.). Promoting Health Growth and Development in Young Children: Bridging the Science-Practice Gap in Early Education Settings. Washington, DC: APA.

Williford, A., Bulotsky-Shearer, R. J., Bichay,K., & Reilly, S., & Downer, J. (2018). Adapting assessments of child engagement to develop an early childhood consultation model. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 56, 67-78.