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Department Chair, Associate Professor
Teacher Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5369
Early Childhood Development and Education, Early Childhood Literacy and Assessment; Partnership with families of young children.
Courses Taught
ECED 301: Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education
ECED 302: Philosophical & Historical Foundations of Early Childhood Education
ECED 306: Methods of Teaching Reading in Early Childhood
ECED 316: Child, Family & Community
ECED 328M: Clinical Experiences in Early Childhood Education-Kindergarten & Primary Greades Multicultural Emphasis
ECED 329: Student Teaching in Early Childhood
ECED 407: Family, Child and Teacher Interaction
ECED 410: Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education
READ 416: Reading in the Prmary Grades
Research Interests
Family involvement in early childhood literacy and education. The influence of immigrant families' "funds of knowledge" in the education of their children. Early childhood curriculum and instruction in the age of accountability.

University of Alberta
Elementary Education: Early Childhood Education concentration and cross-cultural education, Ph.D.

University of Glasgow
Educational Administration, M.Ed.

Ahmadu Bello University
English Language Arts Education, B.A.


Room LWH 3018
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5369
Office Hours
Vary by semester and teaching schedule.
Main Campus