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Alissa A. Lange

Alissa A. Lange

NIEER Fellow P: (423) 439-7322 F: (423) 439-7390

Alissa A. Lange is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education at East Tennessee State University. She is interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in early childhood educational settings, with a focus on in-service professional development and family engagement. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of a project funded by the National Science Foundation to evaluate the effects of the SciMath-DLL professional development model on educators and children (

She began her work on the SciMath-DLL project along with colleagues while she was a NIEER faculty member. During this time, she also led and co-led many other initiatives related to early STEM, including the ongoing Math and Science Story Time (MASST) series ( Dr. Lange has a PhD in psychology from Queen’s University Belfast. She has also been an Institute of Educational Sciences Postoctoral Fellow, a US Fulbright Scholar to Colombia, and a teacher of children and adults.