David Elkind
Professor Emeritus


  • Child development

David Elkind is currently professor emeritus of child development at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. He was formerly professor of psychology, psychiatry and education at the University of Rochester. Professor Elkind’s bibliography now numbers over 500 items and includes research, theoretical articles, book chapters and 22 books. In addition, he has published more popular pieces such as biographies of famous psychologists in The New York Times Magazine, as well as articles in Good Housekeeping, Parade and Psychology Today. Elkind is best known for his popular books, “The Hurried Child,” “All Grown Up and No Place to Go,” “Miseducation,” “Ties that Stress,” and, most recently, “The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally,” and “Parenting on the Go: A to Z, Ages 0-6.” His latest book, “Giants in the Nursery: A Biographical History of Developmentally Appropriate Practice,” was published in February 2015.