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John W. Fantuzzo, PhD

  • Co-Principal Investigator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

  • The Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations at the Graduate School of Education

3700 Walnut Street
Graduate School of Education
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214
  • office: 215.898.4790

John Fantuzzo is the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His research expertise is in the areas of early childhood risk, early childhood education, head Start, child maltreatment, and family violence.

He has been involved in a number of federally funded research projects that have involved extensive work with the School District of Philadelphia’s early childhood education programs, building research and service capacities. He serves on the editorial boards of major research journals in education and early childhood (e.g., Journal of Educational Psychology, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, and School Psychology Review). He is a recent recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement and the National Head Start Research Mentor awards. This work led to his involvement as an early supporter of integrated data systems for social policy reform. He, along with Dennis Culhane, worked with the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to create the Kids Integrated Data System (KIDS). Dr. Fantuzzo is a strong supporter of integrated data systems and sees them as a sustainable and transferable resource for actionable research and evaluation.

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