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Dr. Vinaya Rajan Named Assistant Professor of Misher College, Department of Behavioral Health, Psychology at USciences

By Lauren Whetzel-Siburkis

Vinaya RajanVinaya Rajan, PhD, has been named assistant professor of psychology at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She comes to the University having completed an Institute for Education Sciences postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware earlier this year.

Dr. Rajan’s research efforts focus on early childhood cognitive and brain development. One area of her research examines the development of episodic memory, which involves the ability to recall events from a specific time and place. Another aspect of her research explores the cognitive and socio-emotional factors that impact young children’s school readiness and academic achievement, particularly in the area of early math learning.

In her new role at USciences, her teaching responsibilities include introductory psychology, research methods, and basic and advanced-level courses in human development. She is also currently studying how self-regulation facilitates the development of number concepts and early number knowledge in preschool children.

Dr. Rajan received both her PhD and MS in developmental and biological psychology from Virginia Tech University. She also earned a BA in psychology from The College of New Jersey.

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