Wendy Wagner Robeson

Wendy Wagner Robeson

Senior Research Scientist

Ed.D., Harvard University
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Focuses on child development, early care and education, and school readiness, with a focus on policy implications

Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., is a senior research scientist on the Work, Families, & Children Team. Her work at the Centers is focused on child development (birth to age 8), child care policy, early childhood care and education, and school readiness.


Robeson began her career as a middle school language arts, reading, ESL and English teacher in Houston, Texas, after graduating from Boston University with a degree in education, math, and English. After finishing her master’s degree in early childhood education at the University of Houston, Robeson pursued her interest in children’s language development and psycholinguistics at Harvard Graduate School of Education and earned her doctoral degree. In addition, to her research, Robeson has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Funding Sources

Federal, state, and foundation grants have provided the bulk of Robeson’s funding over the years.


Society for Research in Child Development

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Boston Association for the Education of Young Children

Phone: 781-283-3499