Carolyn Liesen

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Rm 131 Center for Science & Business 309-457-2381


I focus on developmental psychology – studying children, especially in early childhood, around 4-5 years old. Specifically, I focus on children’s ability to develop the skills to enter school, which is called “school readiness.” A particular skill that I focus on is self-regulation – the ability for children to control their behavior, their thoughts and their emotions.


I really feel a connection at Monmouth with the other faculty and the students. I’m from the Midwest – I’m a Midwest girl – and so I embrace what Monmouth has to offer.


B.S. – St. Louis University 
Ph.D. – Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison