Krista (White) Casler
Emerging Leader Award

Krista (White, 99) Casler is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where – in addition to her teaching – she has established and now directs the Child Development Lab. After ENC, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston University and has specialized interest in cognitive development, with particular focus on the nature and development of concepts in young children. Her current research investigates the development of artifact concepts, specifically children’s tool use, problem solving, and their understanding of purpose and design. Widely published and an international presenter in her field, she also has received multiple honors and awards. Outside of academia, Krista teaches toddler Sunday School at her local church and serves as a child development specialist for under-served families through the Family Place program. She and her husband, Jesse (99), have two sons, Josiah and William.