Joseph L. Mahoney, associate professor of education at UC Irvine, was recently appointed to serve a four-year stint on the Committee on Policy and Communications for the Society for Research in Child Development. SCRD promotes interdisciplinary research in child development. Mahoney joined UCI’s Department of Education this fall, coming from Yale University. His research focuses on the social and educational development of school-aged children, and how young people spend their out-of-school time.