My research focuses broadly on supporting positive social and emotional outcomes for children and families. I have two related streams of translational research: 1) developing, implementing, and testing programs that promote self-regulation (The Kindergarten Readiness Study/Red Light, Purple Light) and emotional intelligence for children and the adults in their lives (RULER) and 2) increasing access to parenting education to provide families with the information and support they need to be the parents they want to be (Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative; OPEC).
Shauna Tominey is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University. In her current role, she serves as the Principal Investigator for the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, an initiative to provide high-quality parenting education to all Oregon families with children ages 0-6. Previously, Dr. Tominey served as the Director of Early Childhood Programming and Teacher Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. As a former educator and family service professional, Dr. Tominey blends practical experience with research to develop and test programs aimed at promoting self-regulation and social and emotional skills for children and the adults in their lives. Dr. Tominey holds undergraduate degrees in Music and Psychology from the University of Washington, an M.S. in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University.