Child and Adolescent Development
San Jose State University
United States of America
Emily Slusser began her career in child development as the program coordinator for an early education program where she developed intervention strategies for preschool children with limited educational resources. Since that time, she has established a research program that explores children’s early cognitive representations of number and the later development of symbolic math concepts. She is particularly interested in learning how cognitive representational resources drive language learning and how language, in turn, supports further conceptual development. Dr. Slusser is currently serving as the director of the Early Educator Preparation Program and as core faculty for the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program.