Leslie K. Grier, Ph.D.

Leslie K. Grier,  Ph.D.

Office: EC534
Telephone: (657) 278-4588
Email:   lgrier@fullerton.edu

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Courses Taught

CAS 315 – Child Development

CAS 326 - Optimizing Adolescent Development 

CAS 370 - Development of African American Children and Youth

CAS 474/474L – Practicum Seminar in School Settings

CAS 490T- Senior Seminar in Child Development: Moral Development 



Dr. Grier earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Wayne State University.   Her dissertation involved designing, implementing and evaluating a program to enhance the moral reasoning and efficacy of elementary school students.  Her research has focused on cultural contexts of development with a focus on African American children, moral and identity development.  Her most recent research is on peer influence in adolescence.  She is also Practicum Director for the department.  Dr. Grier is active with community service activities that involve after/out-of-school time. 

She is an endorsed trainer for the California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC) and serves as CalSAC’s trainer mentor for Region 10.  In addition she is co-chair of CalSAC’s Equity Task Force and serves on the Research and Middle and High School Youth Programs committees for the California After-school Network (CAN).  She has also served as an evaluator for various out-of-school and after-school programs.  Dr. Grier has broad teaching interests that include the development of school-age children and adolescents, Practicum and optimizing development in children and youth.