Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, 2022
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, 2019
B.A., Psychology, Georgia State University, 2015
Yemimah King is an assistant professor in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is also an affiliate faculty with the Center for Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy at Georgia State.
King earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University in 2022. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Georgia State.
Her research focuses on enriching parent-child interactions, learning environments and educational activity engagement to support early language and math development in young children who may experience educational opportunity gaps. She has published in various journals, including the Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Frontiers in Psychology and Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
Duncan, R. J., Anderson, K. L., King, Y. A., Finders, J. K., Schmitt, S. A., & Purpura, D. J. (2022). Predictors of preschool language environments and their relations to children’s vocabulary. Infant and Child Development. doi:10.1002/icd.2381
King, Y. A., & Purpura, D. J. (2021). Direct numeracy activities and early math skills: Math language as a mediator. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 54, 252-259. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2020.09.012
Gaudreau, C., King, Y. A., Dore, R. A., Puttre, H., Nichols, D., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M. (2020). Preschoolers benefit equally from video chat, pseudo-contingent video, and live book reading: Implications for storytime during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1-17. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02158
Purpura, D. J., King, Y. A., Rolan, E., Hornburg, C. B., Schmitt, S. A., Hart, S. A., & Ganley, C. M. (2020). Examining the factor structure of the home mathematics environment to delineate its role in predicting preschool numeracy, mathematical language, and spatial skills. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1925. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01925
King, Y. A., Duncan, R. J., Posada, G., & Purpura, D. J. (2020). Construct-specific and timing-specific aspects of the home environment for children’s school readiness. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1959. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01959