Nathan Fox PhD

University of Maryland College Park
Distinguished University Professor

DIrector, Child Development Laboratory

Council Member, National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Nathan A. Fox is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Human Development at the University of Maryland College Park. Professor Fox has completed research on the biological bases of social and emotional behavior developing methods for assessing brain activity in infants and young children during tasks designed to elicit a range of emotions. His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health where he was awarded a MERIT award for excellence of his research program examining social and emotional development of young children. He is one of three Principal Investigators on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Professor Fox has served as Associate Editor of the journals Developmental Psychology and Psychophysiology and as Editor of the journal Infant Behavior and Development. He is currently Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Development. Dr. Fox was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Investigator from the National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) and was appointed a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008.