Shannon Lipscomb

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences
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Bend, OR 97702
Ph.D. in Human Development and the Family Science, University of California, Davis
B.A. in Psychology, Psychology, with Minor in Spanish, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Honors and Awards: 


Recipient, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, Oregon State University-Cascades 2013.

Professional Affiliations: 

Professional Memberships

National Child Care Policy Research Consortium

Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium

Society for Research in Child Development

American Public Health Association

Editorial Service

Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer

      Child Abuse and Neglect

      Child Welfare

      Children and Youth Services Review

      Developmental Psychobiology

      Developmental Psychology

      Early Childhood Research Quarterly

      Infant Behavior and Development

     Journal of Child and Family Studies

Additional Information: 

University Service

2015-present  Co-founder, OSU-Cascades Student Research & Scholarship Symposium

2014-present   Member, Campus Expansion Advisory Committee: Child Care Task Force, OSU-Cascades.

2014  Chair, Peer Review of Teaching Committee, for two faculty members, OSU-Cascades

2014  Member, Search Committee for HDFS tenure-track professor, OSU-Cascades.

2014  Member, Campus Expansion Advisory Committee: Academic Work Group, OSU-Cascades. Provided input to the design team for the new academic building regarding academic spaces (classrooms, offices, and research areas), layouts, and technology.

2013  Member, Courageous Conversations about Race, OSU-Cascades and Central Oregon Community College

2011-present  Member, Early Learning Core, Hallie Ford Center for Children and Families

2011-2014  Facilitator and founding member, OSU-Cascades Research Working Group

2011-2012  Member, search committee for tenure-track assistant professor of Exercise and Sport Science, OSU-Cascades

Service to the Profession

2014- present  Member and systems-level workgroup co-leader, Oregon School Readiness Consortium

2012-present  Co-facilitator, Cross-State Workgroup on Validation of Early Care and Education Quality Rating and Improvement Systems, Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium (INQUIRE).

2011-2013  Member, Steering and Conference Planning Committee, National Child Care Policy Research Consortium.

2008-present  Member, Oregon Child Care Research Partnership.

2004-2007  Member of the Board, Family Connection Program, UC Davis.


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Research/Career Interests: 

Dr. Lipscomb examines children's development of school readiness, and the effects of children’s experiences at home and in child care and early education settings to their development. Her work focuses on children’s self-regulation skills that facilitate later school success, and on vulnerable populations of children, including those involved in the Child Welfare system. Dr. Lipscomb also conducts applied research on the effectiveness of policies and programs that strive to improve the quality of child care and early learning in Oregon, and to increase access to quality care for children from vulnerable populations.

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Shannon Lipscomb is an assistant professor of human development and family sciences at Oregon State University-Cascades.

Dr. Lipscomb teaches undergraduate courses in Infant and Child Development, Research Methods, Grant Writing/Program Development, and Families and Poverty. She also conducts research, and mentors students in research on early childhood development, and early care and education, and home environments.