Shannon Audley

Associate Professor of Education & Child Study

Smith College

Contact & Office Hours

Morgan Hall 204



Ph.D., University of Memphis

M.Ed., Christian Brothers University

B.S., University of Dallas


Shannon Audley was a high-school science teacher covering child development and science methods-related courses. Her research interests encompass the development of respect in children's peer relations and among teachers and their students, and the influence of culture on peer interactions.

Specific research projects include “Respect Is a Hefty Package: Children's Narratives of Respect in the Elementary School Classroom,” “Are Popular Kids Mean in China Too? Differentiating Perceived and Sociometric Popularity in Chinese Elementary Students,” and “Preschool Children’s Respect: Moral or Social Conventional Understanding.”

Students are encouraged to contact Audley if they are interested in conducting research as part of the Respecting Children and Teachers Lab.