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California State University Fullerton
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies

Kate Bono

Katherine E. Bono, Ph.D.

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

Curriculum Vitae


Courses Taught

CAS 301—Developmental Inquiry & Methodology
CAS 325A—Development from Conception through Age 8
CAS 340—Parenting in the 21st Century
CAS 394—Introductory Practicum
CAS 490T—Seminar in Families and Development


Dr. Bono became a faculty member at CSUF in the fall of 2006. Dr. Bono earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of the Pacific and her M.A. and Ph.D. 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 is the current department chair for the Department of Child and Adolescent Studies. Dr. Bono’s teaching and research is focused on the influences of parenting, intervention, and child abilities on developmental outcomes in normative and at-risk populations. Her research has been published in Early Child Development and Care, Journal of Early Intervention, and Infants and Young Children. Currently, she is focused on development and implementation of the Resilient Families Program with parents and preschool-aged children and on conducting research on the spillover of stress from parents to children. Dr. Bono is also actively involved in the Early Childhood Education community in Orange County serving currently as a board member for the Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council and she is a past president the Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children.


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