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Laura Dinehart

Title: Executive Director, Associate Dean, Associate Professor

Office: ZEB 343A

Phone: 305-348-3790

Email: dinehart@fiu.edu

Specialty: Early Childhood Education

Department(s): School of Education and Human Development

Dr. Laura Dinehart joined the FIU faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2006, and was hired as an Assistant professor in 2008. As a graduate student at the University of Miami, her research focused on early intervention practices and developmental outcome of children prenatally exposed to cocaine from birth to three years of age. More recently, Dr. Dinehart’s interests lie in the contextual variables that influence the school readiness and early academic outcome of children from high-risk environments, including children in the child welfare system. She has published numerous journal articles and presented at several national conferences.

Research Areas

School readiness and developmental outcome of children from high-risk environments, including children in the child welfare system.