Ardley Attends North Carolina Association of Family Consumer Sciences conference

Dr. Jillian Ardley, associate professor of Child Development in the Department of Human Environment Services, participated in the 104th Annual North Carolina Association of Family Consumer Sciences conference held in Kitty Hawk, N.C., from March 3-5,2022.

This conference connected diverse Family and Consumer Sciences public school educators, college student majors, and higher education faculty to share information within the areas of nutrition, child development, interior design, and fashion merchandising.  Dr. Ardley presented a research poster session on the topic “Social Justice: A Missing Link in a Literary Review of Successful Strategies Utilized by Principals for Retaining African American Teachers”.

Dr. Ardley continues to partner with colleagues and students interested in understanding equity issues that challenge the retention of teachers of color, especially in the early years. She looks forward to sharing and broadening her research to support Meredith’s Birth-Kindergarten and child development majors who are interested in finding and establishing careers in organizations that support their advocacy for social justice issues in child-related workplaces for education professionals.

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