Daryl Greenfield, Ph.D.
is Professor of Psychology & Pediatrics at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. His current work focuses on using science, technology and engineering as a foundational focus for improving multiple areas of school readiness for at-risk young children and developing assessments for young children using computer adaptive touch screen technology. He has served as a principal investigator on over 20 multiyear research grants funded by federal funding agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Science, and the Administration for Children and Families as well as private foundations including the United Way of Miami-Dade County, and the Buffet Early Childhood Fund. Professor Greenfield is engaged at the interface of research, policy and practice at the international, national, state and local level. He serves as a member of the Expert Panel for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Networks of Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood Development and Society; an Advisor for the Pan American Health Organization; a technical adviser for early science for each of the three funded statewide KEA Consortia (in Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas) to create greater continuity between early childhood and the early elementary grades; an adviser to the Office of Head Start for early science for the new Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (Birth to Five); authoring a resource on exploration and inquiry in infants and toddlers for the ACF web-based portal, “Early Educator Central: Pathways to credentials for infant- toddler educators;” member of the Chicago Community Trust taskforce on early childhood STEM; co-chairing the Florida Head Start Research Committee, an official arm of the Florida Head Start Association; chairing committees for the Office of Early Learning to create Florida’s Early Learning Standards; serving for three years as one of three technical advisers for the Florida Office of Early Learning; co-chairing the Miami-Dade County Head Start/Early Head Start Citywide School Readiness Council; and founding board member for a STEM focused charter elementary school.