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405-7 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6741
cstudies@camden.rutgers.edu

Department Chair
Dr. Lynne Vallone

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Sarada Balagopalan

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Susan Miller

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We R Arts and Sciences: Dr. Lauren Silver

Dr. Lauren J. Silver - Rutgers University–CamdenDr. Lauren Silver is no stranger to helping others. An Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies, Dr. Silver has successfully merged community outreach with academics. As evidence of her passion, she has received both the Rutgers–Camden Civic Engagement Faculty Fellowship and the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Civic Engagement. Although she did not immediately know which path ... Read more ... Read more ...

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The nation’s first doctoral degree-granting program in Childhood Studies welcomed the first cohort in 2007. In addition to the PhD program, Rutgers–Camden also offers an undergraduate minor, and awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Childhood Studies.

Childhood studies is acknowledged widely as a prominent emerging academic discipline that is transforming research and scholarship on children in the same way that women’s studies and African-American studies transformed the study of race and gender during the late 20th century.  “Research on every Rutgers campus seeks to provide new insight into the challenges facing the citizens of New Jersey and, indeed, the world,” said Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick. “At Rutgers–Camden, we have a strong and growing core of faculty who are established leaders in childhood studies across a comprehensive spectrum of scholarly disciplines. Their excellence in research regularly earns national and international attention, and their work is instrumental in deepening our knowledge of childhood matters. As a result, Rutgers–Camden is the ideal location for the nation’s first doctoral program in this important field.”

Contact Information

For more information about the childhood studies program, please contact:

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University–Camden
405-407 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Lynne Vallone, Department Chair
vallone@camden.rutgers.edu
856-225-2802

Sarada Balagopalan, Director of Graduate Studies
sarada.balagopalan@rutgers.edu
856-225-6892, Room 311

Joann Schroeder, Department Secretary
Joann.schroeder@rutgers.edu
856-225-6741, Room 304

About the Faculty

Rutgers–Camden has a growing core of faculty in childhood studies across a wide spectrum of scholarly disciplines. Their excellence in research regularly earns national and international attention, and their work is instrumental in deepening knowledge of childhood matters. As a result, Rutgers–Camden is the ideal location for the nation’s first doctoral program in this important field.