Robert P. Moreno, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Departments & Academic Units

Contact Info

144C White Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-2513


  • CFS335 Issues and Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
  • CFS467 Child and Family in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • CFS731 Research Seminar in Child & Family Studies II

Areas of Specialization

Child development, Latino families; parental involvement; cross cultural issues; parenting


  • Ph.D., Child and Adolescent Development, Stanford University(1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (1987)


Dr. Moreno's research interests focus primarily on the study of familial influences on children's learning and academic achievement. He is particularly interested in how cultural variations in early parental teaching styles impact children's learning. He is also interested in the role of the family in the education of young children, and how the family contributes to children's academic success or failure.