FLORENCE, S.C. – Sharon and Craig Ramey, researchers and authors in the field of young children and parents, will give the 2001 Carter Memorial Lecture at Francis Marion University on Thursday, April 5.
The Rameys’ lecture on the “New Era of Parenting” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center lecture hall on the FMU campus. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will be presented by the FMU Department of Psychology and Sociology and the Lucas Foundation.
The Rameys are the founding directors of the Civitan International Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an interdisciplinary center dedicated to research, training and service about human development, focusing on preventing and treating intellectual disabilities.
The Rameys hold professorships in psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurobiology, sociology, maternal and child health, and nursing. Collectively, they have published more than 350 scientific articles, books and commissioned reports. They have been at UAB since 1990.
Sharon Ramey received her graduate education at the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington, where she earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology. Her professional interests include intellectual and developmental disabilities, early experience and early intervention, the changing American family, and transition to school.
Craig Ramey earned his Ph.D. from West Virginia University and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California at Berkeley. He specializes in the study of factors affecting the development of intelligence and academic achievement, and social competence in young children.
The Rameys have three grown daughters, a young son still at home, and two granddaughters. They live in Birmingham, Ala.
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