Emily Blumenthal
School / Office / Department
Humanities and Social Sciences
Program / Division
Child Development and Education

Personal Information



Dr. Emily Blumenthal (née Daubert) is a first-year Instructor in the Child Development Education Department. She enjoys teaching Child Growth and Development (CDE 7), Math and Science Curriculum Early Childhood Education (CDE 113), and Practicum-The Student Teaching Experience (CDE 121). Prior to starting at Saddleback College in Fall 2022, Emily worked in the Psychology Department at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa as an Assistant Professor, and at Rutgers University- Newark as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Drs. Elizabeth Bonawitz and Patrick Shafto investigating the role of questions in preschoolers' science learning from storybooks. She completed her PhD in Human Development Education at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018 under the advisement of Dr. Geetha Ramani studying how preschoolers learn math through play. Prior to graduate school, Emily spent six years earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology, and two years volunteering in the Temple Infant and Child Lab, under the advisement of Drs. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Jessa Reed, studying the impact of collaborative music-making on preschoolers' self-regulatory and cooperation skills. Emily is deeply grateful to all of her previous teachers and mentors for their guidance, support, and inspiration.

Formal Education

  • PhD in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
  • BA in Psychology Temple University

Certifications and Training

  • Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation Certificate - University of Maryland, College Park


  • Cognitive Development Society
  • American Educational Research Institute