Kaitlin K. Moran is an assistant professor of Teacher Education at Saint Joseph's University. Her research focuses on the accessibility and equitable distribution of high-quality early childhood education in high-poverty urban neighborhoods. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on child development, the foundations of early childhood education, and the interplay between language, literacy, and culture. Prior to arriving at Saint Joseph's in August 2016, Dr. Moran was an affiliate professor of education at Temple University from 2010 to 2016 where she taught courses on the history of the American education system, current topics and trends in education, and child and adolescent development. During that time, she also served as a researcher in The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Research and Evaluation, focusing on early childhood programs and programming, and a K-3 literacy coach for a local charter system. Prior to 2010, Dr. Moran taught bilingual Pre-K, Pre-K, kindergarten, and remedial first grade in the inner cities of both Chicago and Philadelphia. Dr. Moran received her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame, her M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education endorsement from Dominican University, and her Ph.D. in Urban Education from Temple University.