Dale Walker, Ph.D

Dale Walker, Ph.D.

Dale Walker

Associate Research Professor,

Ph.D., Developmental Child Psychology, University of Kansas, 1988
M.A., Human Development, University of Kansas, 1985
B.A., Psychology, Scripps College, 1982

Contact Information

Address

Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914

Phone:
913-321-3143, ext. 2602

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based naturalistic language practices for promoting the communication of infants and toddlers.
  • Intervention with child care providers, teachers and parents to bridge the word gap.
  • Progress monitoring assessment and observation practices with infants and young children.
  • Measuring fidelity of intervention implementation.

Honors

1987-1988, Doctoral Trainee, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Department of Human Development & Family Life, University of Kansas.

1988-1991, Research Associate, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, University of Kansas. 

1991-2004, Assistant Research Professor and Scientist, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, University of Kansas.  

1992-1999, Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Life, University of Kansas.

1999-2001, Assistant Professor and Faculty Director Early Childhood Programs, Department of Human Development, University of Kansas.

2001-present, Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, and Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas (KU).

2004-present, Associate Research Professor, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, University of KS
 
Grant Panelist, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education (1995 - present)

Institute for Educational Sciences, Early Intervention & Special Ed. (2005 – present)

Bi-national Science Foundation (1998-present)

President, Kansas Division for Early Childhood subdivision presidential rotation (2003 – 2008)

Research Chair, Division for Early Childhood Research Committee (2007-present)