Herron Named Interim Director of the Early Childhood Center at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

June 17, 2022

Katie Herron, research scientist with the Institute’s Early Childhood Center, has been appointed as interim director of the center. Herron is replacing Michael Conn-Powers, who has retired after serving as the center’s director for 28 years. Herron has been with the institute for nearly a decade and brings her extensive background in psychology and belief in the center’s research-to-practice mission to the role.

As one of the seven centers at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, the Early Childhood Center’s mission is to advance policies and practices that produce positive outcomes for all young children, including children with disabilities, and their families. The center works to accomplish this mission by bridging research to practice, designing and providing effective professional development, working with programs to foster sustainable change, and promoting data-informed decision making.

Herron received both her bachelor’s degree and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University. Her research interests include family engagement, high quality practices in early intervention, fostering high expectations in families of children with disabilities, evaluation of new early childhood initiatives, and universal design for learning in early childhood.

For more on the Early Childhood Center, visit: https://go.iu.edu/4qEn