Katherine Pears, Ph.D

Katherine Pears, Ph.D

Dr. Katherine Pears is a senior scientist at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC). She earned her Ph.D in clinical psychology and has worked with OSLC since 1998. Katherine is the principal investigator and co-developer of the Kids In Transition to Schools (KITS) program. Currently, she oversees all the clinical and research activities for KITS. When she’s not in her office, you’ll find Katherine in the kitchen whipping up her latest creation or outdoors hiking a scenic trail.

What does Katherine have to say about KITS?
“KITS is designed to give every child the opportunity to succeed in kindergarten.”

What’s her favorite children’s book?
“I have lots of favorites but of my most favorite is Mouse Tales. My dad used to read it to me all the time when I was young.”