A Professor Emerita in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Dr. Shapiro helped plan with Doris Kelley Christopher the ways that her gifts of over $12 million could be used for a new campus building, a campus-community lecture series, seed money for faculty grants and graduate student fellowships, and an endowed chair. She also initiated efforts that resulted in the building of the Early Child Development Laboratory. Her research, resulting in five books and dozens of articles, focuses on the emotional impact of problems in reproductive health, especially infertility and pregnancy loss. Dr. Shapiro received her PhD from Cornell University. Dr. Shapiro's complete bio can be found here.