Lurie College is excited to welcome its newest faculty member in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development, Dr. Janet Bang, to the community beginning in the Fall 2020 semester!
Janet Bang is excited to be joining the SJSU Child and Adolescent Development department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. Janet received her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University and spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. Her research program is committed to investigating how children learn language from their everyday interactions. Her work takes a developmental approach and has included families from a variety of diverse backgrounds such as English-, French-, and Spanish-speaking families, as well as families with typically-developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her goal for her research and teaching is to build an understanding of child development that is true to the rich array of individual and cultural differences within and across diverse communities. She is dedicated to using her research to empower families and educators with new insights into how to support children’s development.