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MPSI staff and faculty are dedicated to improving our understanding of how young children develop and react to their environment, as well as promoting optimal child development and resilience in urban children. MSPI sponsors interdisciplinary faculty, many with joint appointments in departments across Wayne State University.

The MPSI staff and faculty serve many functions including research assistance and engagement with the community.

Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP
Director of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute & the Institute of Gerontology

Steve Ondersma, PhD
Deputy Director, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute

Thomas B. Jankowski, PhD
Associate Director for Research, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and Institute of Gerontology

Faculty
Staff and Postdoctoral Fellows
Trainees
Early Childhood Center Staff
Freer House Staff