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Professor, Retired

Education

  • B.S. – Pikeville College, 1970 – Elementary Education
  • M.S. – Emporia State University, 1990 – Early Childhood Education
  • Ph.D. – Pennsylvania State University, 1998 – Curriculum and Instruction

Teaching Areas

EDEX 103- Special Education Technology
EDEX 300 – Inclusion in Elementary Classrooms
EDEX 415 – Inclusion in Preschool Classrooms
EDUC 242 – Pre-Student Teaching I

Professional Interests

Early Childhood Education
Emergent Literacy
Education Technology
Use of Technology PreK-3
Curriculum Development

Professional Certifications

Elementary Education
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Handicap –Birth-8 yrs
Special Education K-12

Research Interests

Social networking with young children
Technology integration into Pre-K-3 curriculum

Selected Publications

  • March, 2008 “Social Networking in PreK-6: What are Webkinz, Penguin Club, and other online communities all about? Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference.
  • March, 2004 “Early Childhood Teacher Web Sites: Just what are they doing?,” Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference Proceedings. Co-authored with Yi Gong)
  • July, 2003 “Look what kindergarten children can do with technologies!!”, Proceedings from Young Children and Learning Technologies Study Conference.
  • July, 2003 “Computers, Kids, and Crayons: A Comparative Study of Emergent Writing Behaviours”, Proceedings from Young Children and Learning Technologies Study Conference.
  • March, 2003 “Portfolio Assistance center: A place dedicated to portfolio development.” Co-authored by Nancy Yost and Lloyd Onyett. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference Proceedings,
  • March, 2003 “Supporting emergent readers through class made books.” Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference Proceedings.
  • Special Education and Clinical Services Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 203
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2450
  • Fax: 724-357-7716
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.