Meredith Rowe, Ed.D.

Meredith Rowe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology.  She received her Ed.D. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 2009.  Dr. Rowe teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Language and Literacy Development and her research focuses on the role of parents and family factors in child language development.

Dr. Rowe’s CV

Katie Leech

Katie is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. She is also a second year fellow in the University of Maryland's interdisciplinary language science (IGERT) program. Katie received her B.A. in psychology from Kenyon College in 2010. Broadly, she is interested in the role of socioeconomic status for language development, and specifically, she is interested in how parent-child interaction during activities such book reading influence language and early literacy processes.

Virginia Salo

Virginia is a second year Ph.D. student in the department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. Virginia earned a B.A. in Psychology and Public Relations from Syracuse University in 2009 and a M.S. in Psychology from Villanova University in 2012. She is interested in the social contexts influencing language development and early non-verbal social communication.

Lab Alumni:


Bridget Mullan, M.Phil.

Simone Templeton, M.A.

Tongyun Li, M.A.

David Scherr

Jeff Wang

Antonette Tubera

Jennifer Andersen

Samantha Riter

Juan Fernandez

Michele Stern

Doireann Hobbs

Doireann is a first year Ph.D. student in the department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. Doireann earned her B.A. in Language and Cultural Studies from the University College Cork in 2009 and her M.A. in Translation and International Communication from Dublin City University in 2010.

Lab Director

Graduate Students

Undergraduate RAs

Rachel Dudley

Rachel is a second year Ph.D. student in the Linguistics department and a first year fellow in the University of Maryland’s interdisciplinary language science (IGERT) program. She is also a graduate researcher with the Project on Children’s Language Learning, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Lidz.

Emily Cheung

Emily is a junior with a dual major in Psychology and Chinese.

Arlin Delgado

Arlin Delgado is a undergraduate research assistant, and majoring in Neurobiology and Physiology with a minor in Human Development. She is interested in understanding the role bilingualism plays on early childhood language development, as well as understanding how bilingual parent interactions affect this development.

2013-2014 Language Development and Parenting Laboratory

(Left to Right)

Seated: Virginia Salo, Meredith Rowe, Katie Leech

Standing: Rachel Dudley, Doireann Hobbs, Emily Cheung