Khara Turnbull

Research Assistant Professor

Khara's primary research interests concern examining children’s language development trajectories (including language semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) to better understand the shared cognitive underpinnings of key foundational early school readiness skills (e.g., executive function, literacy, math, social and behavioral skills). She also conducts research to explore the role of classroom discourse as a primary mechanism for supporting student outcomes and examines the overlap between families’ role in regulating children’s sleep routines and schedules and school readiness.

Current Projects:

  • Virginia Language & Literacy Screening System (VALLSS)