Walter S Gilliam MSEd, PhD

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychology; Associate Professor of Psychology; Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical GroupChild Study Center: Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy; NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Research Interests

Child care and early childhood education; Intervention policy analysis; Early childhood mental health consultation; Child and family social policy; Young child development more...


  • M.Sc., University of Kentucky, 1993
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1996

Selected Publications

  • Gilliam, W.S. & Frede, E. (in press). Accountability and program evaluation in early education. In R.C. Pianta, L. Justice, W.S. Barnett, & S. Sheridan (Eds.), Handbook of early education. New York: Guilford Publications.
  • Gilliam, W. S., & Sosinsky, L. S. (in press). Measuring the environments of early care, education and intervention programs for children in poverty. In L. C. Mayes & M. Lewis (Eds.), A developmental environment measurement handbook. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Zigler, E., Gilliam, W.S., & Barnett, W.S. (Eds.). (2011). The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.



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