Junlei Li


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Junlei Li is the co-director of Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College and associate professor of psychology. His work extends the legacy of Fred Rogers – known to millions of children as “Mister Rogers” – in supporting educators, parents and community leaders to help children learn and grow as confident, competent and caring human beings. Specifically, he focuses on identifying and capturing enriching human interactions across developmental settings and amplifying these “active ingredients” to improve the quality of child-serving institutions, programs, and services.  He believes in empowering child-serving professionals in communities of practice. His works spans urban neighborhood child care providers, urban and rural schools, out of school time programs, and orphanage institutions. Li graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a doctorate in developmental and cognitive psychology and a master’s in instructional science.  Previously, he was a research faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and the Fred Rogers Company, producers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.