Julie Hadeed is the founder and director of the Mother Child Home Education Program (MOCEP) in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and this year is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. The first home intervention program to be established in Bahrain, MOCEP provides readiness skills to preschool children from poor families and provides their mothers with parenting skills. The program has a long-term research design, which Dr. Hadeed is working on while in residence at Harvard. Dr. Hadeed's educational degrees include a Ph.D. (1994) in Early Childhood Development and Psychology from the University of London, an M.A. (1981) from California State University, Sonoma, and a B.A. (1976) from California State University, San Jose. She will be in residence at IRP during the week of April 21.
Yan Dominic Searcy is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and Sociology at Chicago State University. In 1999 he received his Ph.D. from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He also holds an M.S. in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received encouragement from Tom Corbett to pursue doctoral studies at Chicago. His research interests lie in urban poverty and community economic development in relation to urban poverty issues. Professor Searcy will be in residence during the week of April 14.