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Kimberly Davidson, Ph.D.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2016, Syracuse University

Courses Taught

  • HDF 303: ​Early Childhood Development

Research Interests

  • ​Ethnic-racial socialization in early childhood
  • Racial and ethnic identity development
  • Implicit and explicit racial bias in school settings
  • Multicultural education
  • Cross-cultural study of early childhood education


  • Roopnarine, J. L., & Davidson, K. L. (2016). Cultural variations in play (pp. 368-371). In D. Couchenour & J. K. Chrisman (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.​​
  • Roopnarine, J. L., Logie, C., Davidson, K. L., Krishnakumar, & A., Narine, L. (2015). Caregivers’ knowledge about children’s development in three ethnic groups in Trinidad and Tobago. Parenting: Science and Practice, 15(4), 229-246. doi:10.1080/15295192.2015.1053331
  • Roopnarine, J. L., & Davidson, K. L. (2015). Parent-child play across cultures: Advancing play research. American Journal of Play, 7(2), 228-252. Excerpted from The Handbook of the Study of Play.
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