Christine Emmons, Ph.D.

Shrub Oak International School Advisory Board

Christine Emmons, Advisory Board Member

Dr. Emmons is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University Child Study Center and has devoted her life’s work to educational issues, particularly in the areas of evaluating and enhancing school performance and student development. Her research interests include the impact of school and community environments on students’ self-management, self-determination, empowerment, and success. Dr. Emmons served as Associate Research Scientist at the Child Study Center and Director of Program Evaluation with the Yale School Development Program, where she was responsible for the design, management and evaluation of programs, focused on school reform. Dr. Emmons has delivered numerous professional papers, symposia, lectures, and presentations during her distinguished career. She has conducted extensive research related to the education of students with autism spectrum disorder.  Her research on professional development in the field of autism education has been ground breaking, with regard to preparing teachers and clinicians to work with students with autism and related disorders. As a key participant in several federally funded projects related to preparing professionals to work effectively with students on the autism spectrum, Dr. Emmons has contributed significantly to the extant knowledge base in the field of special education personnel preparation. Dr. Emmons’ recent research includes a 2017 publication focused on increasing collaborative teaming to improve educational outcomes for students with autism. Dr. Emmons received her B.A. from the University of the West Indies, her M.L.S. from the University of Western Ontario and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut.