Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Christine Li-Grining


 Title: Assistant Professor

Office: 107 Coffey Hall, LSC 

Phone: 773.508.8225 

Email: cligrining@luc.edu 

Personal Information

Ph.D., Northwestern University
M.Ed., Loyola University Chicago
B.A., University of Chicago

Research Interests:

Self-Regulation, School Readiness, and Academic Achievement
Early and Middle Childhood Development
Child Care, Early Childhood Education, and Early Childhood Intervention
Poverty-Related Risk and Resilience
Education and Social Policy

Recent Publications:

Li-Grining, C. P. (2007). Effortful control among low-income preschoolers in three cities: Stability, change, and individual differences.  Developmental Psychology, 43, 208-221.

Li-Grining, C. P. & Coley, R. L. (2006). Child care experiences in low-income communities: Developmental quality and    maternal views.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21, 125 - 141.

Li-Grining, C. P., Votruba-Drzal, E., Bachman, H. J., & Chase-Lansdale, P. L. (2006). Are certain preschoolers at risk in the era of welfare reform? The moderating role of children's temperament.  Children and Youth Services Review, 28, 1102-1123.

Votruba-Drzal, E., Li-Grining, C. P., & Maldonado, C. (July/August 2008). A developmental perspective on full-day vs. part-day kindergarten and children’s academic trajectories through 5th grade.  Child Development.

Raver, C. C., Jones, S. M., Li-Grining, C. P., Metzger, M. W., Smallwood, K., Sardin, L., & Young, T.  (2008). Improving preschool classroom processes: Preliminary findings from a randomized trial implemented in Head Start settings. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 23, 10-26.