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California State University Fullerton
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies

Katherine E. Bono, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office:  EC578
Telephone: (657) 278-4376
Email: kbono@fullerton.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

CAS 325A—Development from Conception through Age 8
CAS 340—Parenting in the 21st Century
CAS 301—Developmental Inquiry and Methodology


Dr. Bono received her Ph.D. in 2003 in applied developmental psychology from Claremont Graduate University. Her dissertation focused on the role of parenting, self-regulation, and language ability on the development of school readiness. After finishing her Ph.D., Dr. Bono took a position as Research Director at the University of Miami’s Linda Ray Intervention Center for At-Risk Children and Families. While at the University of Miami, she conducted program evaluation and research in an early intervention program for children who were prenatally exposed to cocaine and several parenting programs for at-risk families. Dr. Bono’s research has been published in Early Child Development and Care, the Journal of Early Intervention, and Infants and Young Children. Dr. Bono became a faculty member at CSUF in the fall of 2006.

Interest Areas

Dr. Bono is interested in the influences of parenting, intervention, and child abilities on the development of school readiness in normative and at-risk populations.

Current Projects

Current projects include an examination of the impact of compliance on cognitive and social outcomes in children who were prenatally exposed to cocaine and an investigation of the associations between parental investment and child outcomes in young, African-American children. She is also currently funded to examine the associations between quality child care and developmental outcomes for foster children in Miami-Dade County of Florida.