Mary Pinon

Academic Coordinator
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
School of Psychology
M.S. Psychology

Dr. Pinon is a senior faculty member and the Academic Coordinator for the M.S. in Psychology (Tempo) and the M.S. and Ph.D. Developmental Psychology programs at Walden. Dr. Pinon’s training is in developmental psychology, with a research emphasis on the influences of electronic media on children. She has over 30 years of teaching and research experience. Formerly an assistant professor in psychology at Texas State University, Dr. Pinon was also a Research Director for The Psychological Corporation, where she developed early childhood and school-aged achievement and developmental assessment instruments. She was also the Vice President of Programs at Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago. Dr. Pinon has numerous presentations and published articles in several journals, including Child Development, and has authored a book chapter in Bayley-III Clinical Use and Interpretation. Dr. Pinon has been with Walden since 2009.

Courses Taught

DPSY 6121/8121 - Development in the Digital Age

PSYC 9000 - Dissertation Research

RESI 8401/8404 - PhD Residency

PSYC 6215/8215 - Lifespan Development

DPSY 6111/8111 - Themes and Theories of Developmental Psychology


PhD, University of Kansas

MA, University of Kansas

BA, University of South Florida

Public Service

Multiple Sclerosis Walk, Volunteer - Salem

Marion County Animal Shelter, Other - Salem

Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest, Other - Corvallis

Awards / Honors

School of Psychology Faculty Award, Walden School of Psychology, 2020


Piñon, M. F., Huston, A. C., Wright, J. C., Pinon, M. (1989). Family ecology and child characteristics that predict young children's educational television viewing. Child Development

Pinon, M. (2010). Theoretical background and structure of the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Third Edition..

Pinon, M. F., Hulsey, T. L., Woodland, A. (1999). Improving preschoolers' comprehension of sex abuse prevention concepts through video repetition.. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Wright, J. C., Kunkel, D., Piñon, M., Huston, A. C., Pinon, M. (1989). How children reacted to televised coverage of the space shuttle disaster. Journal of Communication

Stea, D., Kerkman, D. D., Piñon, M. F., Middlebrook, N. N., Rice, J. L., Pinon, M. (2004). Preschoolers use maps to find a hidden object outdoors. Journal of Environmental Psychology

Wright, J. C., Huston, A. C., Murphy, K. C., St., Peters, M., Piñon, M., Scantlin, R., Kotler, J., Pinon, M. (2001). The relations of early television viewing to school readiness and vocabulary of children from low-income families: The early window project. Child Development


Masiello, T. L., Sarkar, S., Pinon, M. (2020). Creating a Cross-Cultural and Inclusive Online Learning Environment in Today's Global Classroom.. Walden University

Golden, T., Walsh, L., Pinon, M., Miller-Gray, E., Miller, C., Hanly, M. (2009). Play for all: Supporting visitors of all abilities. .

Pinon, M. (2017). From BSID to the Bayley-III: Assessing early child development.

Lackaff, J., Pinon, M., , F. F. (2012). The latest and greatest in early childhood assessment instruments..