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Meredith L. Rowe

Associate Professor of Education
(On Leave Spring 2017)
Meredith L. Rowe

Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, (2003)
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Phone:  617.496.8068
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Vitae/CV:   Meredith L. Rowe.pdf
Office:  Larsen 504
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Faculty Assistant:  Melanie Reeves


Meredith Rowe is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children’s early language and literacy development. She is particularly interested in uncovering how variations in children's early communicative environments contribute to language development and in applying this knowledge to the development of intervention strategies for low-income families. Rowe received her doctoral degree in Human Development and Psychology from the HGSE in 2003 and then pursued postdoctoral fellowships in the Psychology and Sociology departments at the University of Chicago for several years. In 2009, she was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014 before joining the faculty at Harvard. Rowe's dissertation was supported by a grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). For the past 10 years, her work has been funded by grants from the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Specifically, Rowe was the recipient of a Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA), a Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) early career Research Transition Award, and a recent Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) to fund her current intervention study. Her work is published widely in top journals in education and psychology, including Science, Child Development, Developmental Science, and Developmental Psychology.

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"Meredith Rowe is an expert on language and cognitive development during early childhood, with a focus on the role that parents, socioeconomic status, culture, and experience play in development"

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A gesture training for low-income parents to improve child vocabulary development (2014-2016)

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