Dr. Feigenbaum received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University, and his Master’s degree in General and Applied Psychology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. After completing his studies at Bridgeport, he entered the doctoral program in Developmental Psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York to investigate the acquisition and development of language in children. Since completion of his doctorate in 1989, Dr. Feigenbaum has continued his work with children as well as applying his skills to institutional research and program evaluation at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, NY, the Young Adult Institute/National Institute for People with Disabilities in New York City, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
He has published over a dozen journal articles and book chapters on such varied topics as: employment programs for foster-care youth; resiliency and residential treatment; development of the circadian rhythm of sleep in infants; possible physiological causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in newborns; and his specialty—the development of conversational skills in children.
Dr. Feigenbaum has served as the chair of the New Jersey Association for Institutional Research (NJAIR), and was instrumental in starting a professional dialogue between NJAIR and the Commissioner and staff of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. He is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), the Northeast Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR),and the American Psychological Association (APA).