Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Topics of Expertise:
Adoption & Foster Care / Child Welfare / Domestic Violence & Child Abuse / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood
Elizabeth Gershoff is a Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and Director of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on how parental and school discipline affect child and youth development and how parent education and early education programs, such as the federal Head Start program, can improve the lives of at risk children. She is an internationally recognized expert on the effects of physical punishment on children.