Christine Coster Harradine
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
Area(s) of Work
Christine Harradine, PhD, is a technical assistance specialist at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute working with the STEM Innovation for Inclusion for Early Education Center (STEMIE), the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), and the Learning Strategy group.
Christine earned both her MA and PhD in Educational Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a long-time member of the FPG family. Her research interests include early childhood education; young children with academic potential; how children find meaning in school; and the systematic approach to recognizing, nurturing, and responding to the strengths and needs of all young children. Instructional design, e-learning product development, survey research, quantitative and qualitative research, and evaluation are all part of what she does. Sharing data in ways that are accessible and approachable to a wide audience of people is a particular passion, as is searching for and elucidating themes in vast amounts of data. She is a lover of learning, an explorer of all things science, a former preschool teacher, and the proud mother of a fabulous, newly-minted mechanical engineer.