Khara Turnbull

Assistant Professor of Education; Research Faculty


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • B.S., Frostburg State University

My primary research interests concern examining children’s language development trajectories (including language semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) to better understand the shared cognitive underpinnings of key foundational early school readiness skills (e.g., executive function, literacy, math, social and behavioral skills). I also conduct research to explore the role of classroom discourse as a primary mechanism for supporting student outcomes, and I examine the overlap between families’ role in regulating children’s sleep routines and schedules and school readiness.