Temple Infant & Child Laboratory | Lab Coordinators
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Lab Coordinators

medford-jJelani Medford

Jelani Medford is a Study Coordinator working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Tamara Spiewak Toub on a research grant exploring ways to optimize preschool spatial instruction. Jelani received a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College in 2014. In addition to his coursework in psychology, Jelani studied Italian for a year and spent six months in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where he studied Portuguese and taught English. Jelani is interested in exploring how language impacts one’s understanding of the world and how it also influences cognitive processes such as memory, judgment, and decision-making. Jelani plans to pursue a Ph. D in Linguistics.



Doug Piper

Doug Piper is a lab coordinator working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek on projects exploring creativity in preschool cognition and Playful Learning Landscapes. Doug graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 with a B.A. in psychology and music. While at U-M, he studied language learning through digital media. Prior to this, Doug worked at Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, Michigan as part of the Nature Day Camp program, an experience that guided him toward his research interests in the role of play in early childhood and the relationship between technology and children. Doug plans on continuing his education in developmental psychology.