Prior to coming to Penn, Erin Bogan conducted research on early academic achievement in UC Berkeley’s Clinical Psychology lab and worked with numerous afterschool programs, non-profit organizations, and schools serving low-income children and their families in some of the Bay Area’s poorest neighborhoods, and abroad. In addition to her work in the field, Dr. Bogan attended the University of Pennsylvania where she received her master’s degree in education from the Applied Psychology and Human Development Program in the Graduate School of Education. There she studied cognitive development and social cognition. Later, she applied her training in teaching settings around the country as well as through policy research as a member of the Institute for College Access and Success in Berkeley, California.
Dr. Bogan earned her Ph.D. in education and in psychology from the University of Michigan, where she also served as a consultant in the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, as well as to Dream On Publishing and the National Science Foundation funded THREADS program. The University of Michigan’s Psychology Department and the Ford Foundation recognized her pre-doctoral and dissertation work that explored supportive parenting, self-regulation, and academic readiness in the context of poverty. Dr. Bogan is currently a Vice Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and part of the Penn Child Research Center where she continues to research family processes, self-regulation, and policies that impact children and families facing structural and socioeconomic disadvantages.