Shauna Tominey, PhD

Assistant Professor | Author

Shauna Tominey, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, an initiative to provide high-quality parenting education to families. Previously, Shauna served as the Director of Early Childhood Programming and Teacher Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. As a former early childhood teacher and family service professional, Shauna blends practical experience with research to develop and test programs aimed at promoting social-emotional skills for children and adults. She is a co-developer of “Red Light, Purple Light,” a preschool self-regulation intervention and “RULER for Early Childhood,” an emotional intelligence program for young children, parents, and educators. Shauna regularly serves as a speaker for local and national audiences on social-emotional skills. Shauna is the author of “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children.” She also co-authored “Stop, Think, Act: Integrating Self-Regulation in the Early Childhood Classroom” with Megan McClelland and “45 Strategies that Support Young Dual Language Learners” with Elisabeth C. O’Bryon.