Language Acquisition

Terrill F. Saxon, Ph.D.

Terrill F. Saxon, Ph.D.

Dr. Terrill F. Saxon, associate professor of educational psychology at Baylor University’s School of Education, studies language development in early childhood and cognitive development of children.

Saxon's research interests include the role of didactic interaction, such as between mother and toddler or teacher and toddler, in fostering a child's acquisition of cognitive skills, like language, and the child's readiness to learn upon entering school. He also conducts research in cross-cultural settings with respect to development in youth and families. His research has appeared in the Journal of Rural Community Psychology, Journal of Career Development, Journal of Experimental Education, Multicultural Education and Technology Journal and Educational Psychology Review.

Before joining the Baylor faculty in 1995, he earned his doctoral degree in educational psychology and research from the University of Kansas. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in educational psychology from Baylor.

To interview Dr. Saxon, contact Tonya Lewis, (254) 710-4656, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.