Equity and Justice

Equity and Justice Committee Website

To contact the committee, please email the committee chairs. 

Mission Statement

Equity and justice are goals for healthy child development and are increasingly a focus of research in developmental science. The need for addressing issues of equity and justice has become especially apparent as the world becomes increasingly global, and as children are living in ever more heterogeneous communities. Reflecting the importance of the topic for scientific inquiry, the SRCD Committee on Equity and Justice has as its mission to: 1) promote the importance and legitimacy of national, international, and interdisciplinary scientific scholarship on topics related to equity and justice in childhood and adolescence; 2) enhance efforts to build coherence and to foster conceptual advances within and across the varied approaches to research on equity and justice; and 3) foster the dissemination and implementation of findings that bear on programs and policies related to equity and justice at both national and international levels.


Rashmita S. Mistry, Chair 2013-2017 mistry@gseis.ucla.edu
Christia Spears Brown 2015-2019 christia.brown@uky.edu
Stacey Horn 2013-2017 sshorn@uic.edu
Noelle Hurd 2015-2019 nh3v@virginia.edu
Martin Ruck 2011-2017 mruck@gc.cuny.edu
Stephen T. Russell 2011-2017 strussel@email.arizona.edu
Russell B. Toomey 2015-2019 Toomey@email.arizona.edu
Tiffany Yip 2013-2017 tyip@fordham.edu
Lynn Liben, Governing Council Representative 2013-2017 liben@psu.edu
Rob Crosnoe, Governing Council Representative 2015-2017 crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu
Chelsea Derlan, SECC Representative 2015-2017 clderlan@vcu.edu
Lonnie R. Sherrod, Ex Officio 2011-  sherrod@srcd.org
Hannah Klein, Staff Liaison 2014-  hklein@srcd.org

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