Child Development

Lindsey Nenadal


Dr. Lindsey Nenadal loves being back at her alma mater with the amazing students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Child Development. After receiving her B.A. in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Chico, Dr. Nenadal taught elementary school in Huntington Park and the Koreatown/MacArthur Park neighborhoods in Los Angeles. She also had a wonderful opportunity to provide professional development and support to elementary, middle, and high school teachers throughout the Los Angeles region.

Inspired by her time in the classroom, Dr. Nenadal went back to school to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Human Development and Psychology from UCLA. Her research focuses on teachers’ beliefs about and biases based on social class; curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation focused on social issues; and the effects of poverty on children’s development. With close ties to Paradise, CA, she feels fortunate to be back in the North State and is currently collaborating with the Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley on a project focused on better understanding how to support children and youth during and after a wildfire.

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