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  • Dr. Laura Dinehart is an Associate Professor and Dean for the School of Education and Human Development. Dr. Dinehart joined the FIU faculty as a visiting assistant professor in 2006, and was hired as an Assistant professor in 2008. As a graduate student at the University of Miami, her research focused on early intervention practices and developmental outcome of children prenatally exposed to cocaine from birth to three years of age. More recently, Dr. Dinehart's interests lie in the contextual variables that influence the school readiness and early academic outcome of children from high-risk environments, including children in the child welfare system. She has published numerous journal articles and presented at several national conferences.

research interests

  • School readiness and developmental outcome of children from high-risk environments, including children in the child welfare system.

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full name

  • Laura Dinehart

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