Iris Chin Ponte, Ph.D.

President, Principal Consultant

Dr. Iris Chin Ponte is both the President of Ponte and Chau Consulting Inc. and the Director of the Henry Frost Children's Program Inc. in Belmont, MA. Having recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University, Dr. Ponte received integrated training, balanced between research and practice.

As a former Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Ponte has expertise in cross-cultural issues in education and adoption from China. She has conducted extensive school research in the United States, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China, Japan, and Newfoundland. Dr. Ponte has also previously worked for Sesame Street Research at the Children's Television Workshop in New York among many other media and research institutions. She has published in the areas of children and technology, behavior management, children's play, and heritage trips for adoptees in China. In addition to being a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Ponte has received various scholarship and fellowship recognitions from the Children's Defense Fund, the Watson IBM Fellowship, CBS, and the American Educational Research Association.

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