Professor, Human Environmental Sciences, Director of General Education and Director of Undergraduate Research
Areas of Expertise
- Administration of General Education / Liberal Arts & Sciences Program, Curriculum, and assessment
- Developmental theory and its relation to best practices in early childhood care and education (birth-eight years)
- Academic and professional development of undergraduate students through participation in undergraduate research
My career in education began in 1976 as a teacher of young children. I continued to teach and administer in programs for young children (3-9) for 14 years. In 1989, I began to study child development in graduate school and earned my advanced degrees. My college teaching began at Meredith in fall of 1995. Between 1994 and 1998 I was co-author or author of five peer-reviewed works in leading journals of my field. From 2003 to date I have been Director of General Education at Meredith and since fall 2012 I have been Director of Undergraduate Research.
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, UNC-Greensboro, December, 1995
M.S., Child Development and Family Relations, UNC-Greensboro, May, 1991
A.B., Duke University, Majors History and Psychology, May 1973
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