Dr. Sharon Wolf is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Quantitative Methods at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Trained as an applied developmental psychologist, Sharon studies how young children’s social environments shape their development, and how early childhood educational interventions can promote development and reduce inequalities. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn, Sharon was a postdoctoral research scientist at the Global TIES for Children research center at New York University and a National Poverty Fellow with the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was in residence at the US Department of Health and Human Services.
She received her Ph.D. in 2014 in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Quantitative Analysis from New York University. Sharon has extensive experience working with research-practice-policy partnerships in West Africa, using rigorous research to provide evidence on policies and programs that improve children’s development and learning.