Tracey L. Hurd is a psychologist and writer whose education includes a postdoctoral research fellowship from Brown University, a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Boston College, and a Masters in Applied Child Development from Tufts University. A former teacher, Tracey was part of the UUA's Lifespan Faith Development staff group, focusing on children and families. During that time she wrote Nurturing Children and Youth: A Developmental Guidebook and served as editor or writer of curricula and other publications addressing UU faith and children. Her academic work, published in journals and books, focuses on public policy for children and families, qualitative research, and feminist reflexivity. She has been a faculty member at Simmons College, Lesley University, and Boston College. She is currently Resident Scholar on-leave at the Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center. Tracey and her family have been members of First Parish, Concord, for fifteen years.