crcp2016-RoopnarineJaipaul Roopnarine

Jaipaul L. Roopnarine (B.A. Psychology, Ph. D in Child Development, University of Wisconsin) is Pearl Falk Professor of Child and Family Studies and Senior Research Scientist at the Family Development and Children's Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. He served as a consultant to the Roving Caregiver Program implemented in Caribbean countries, and assisted in revising the national early childhood curriculum for the government of Guyana. He was Fulbright scholar at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, Indo-US-Sub-commission Professor of Psychology at the University of Delhi, India, Minority scholar in residence at The Pennsylvania State University, and held visiting appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, The City University of New York, and The University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Recently, he was awarded the Distinguished Nehru Visiting Chair at M.S. Baroda University. His research interests include father-child relationships across cultures, Caribbean families and childhood outcomes, early childhood education in international perspective, children's play across cultures, immigrant families and schooling in the US. He has co-edited several volumes on culture and development (e.g., Caribbean Psychology: Indigenous contributions to a global discipline, American Psychological Association, 2016; Fathers across cultures: The importance, roles and diverse practices of dads, Praeger,2015) and has published extensively in the areas of developmental psychology (e.g., Developmental Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, International Journal of Psychology, Child Development, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology) and early childhood education (e.g., Early Childhood Research Quarterly, American Educational Research Journal, Early Child Development and Care) and served as editor of the journal Fathering.