Brandi Biscoe Kenner, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO: Choice-filled Lives Network and the Center for Innovation & Research on Choice-filled Lives (CIRCL)
Sr. Advisor/Consultant: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
|Ph.D. in Psychology: Cognition and Development ,Emory University, 2016|
|Master of Education, Behavior and Learning Disabilities, Georgia State University, 2006|
|Bachelor of General Studies, Elementary Education and Sociology, University of Michigan, 2001|
Dr. Brandi Biscoe Kenner is a cognitive developmental psychologist, educator and nonprofit organizational development guru who has dedicated her career to bridging research-to-practice gaps in education and other social service sectors.
Her primary areas of expertise and interest are: cognitive development, particularly the cognitive mechanisms underlying early language and symbolic development; the relations between early language development, socio-cultural
mechanisms, and pre-literacy; second language acquisition and language immersion school models; the relations between social-emotional learning and literacy; adult and professional learning models; and innovative quantitative methodologies and tools.
- Kenner, B. B., Terry, N.P., Friehling, A., & Namy, L. L. (2017). Phonemic Awareness Development in 2.5- and 3.5-year-old children: Evidence of Emergent, Receptive Knowledge and Skills. Reading & Writing, 30(7), 1575-1594.
- What’s Going On in my Kid’s Brain? Podcast delivered for the National PTA Association (Air Date: April, 21, 2020)
- The Ties Between Social Emotional Learning and Language & Literacy Development. Podcast delivered for Voyager Sopris Learning (Air Date: May 7, 2020)