Early Childhood Faculty
Early Childhood faculty members are well known for the personal interest they take in students’ professional development. They have had direct experience working with children and their families, and each brings that experience to the classroom where individualized attention is regularly demonstrated. Highly involved in service, writing, and research, faculty members are well known and respected as leaders in the fields of child development and early education. They often serve as consultants to various schools and organizations on the local, state, national, and even international levels. Several have been involved in educational programs in countries throughout the world.
The Early Childhood faculty consists of both tenured/tenure track and term personnel. This includes the staff of the Child Development Laboratories (Director and two Master Teachers) as well as the staff of the Southern Region Early Childhood Programs (Director and Coordinators). We also work closely with Early Childhood Special Education faculty, who teach the early childhood special education courses for our undergraduate majors.
Stacy Thompson - Coordinator, Early Childhood Programs; Associate Professor
Christie McIntyre - Associate Professor
Rene Crouse - Instructor
Patricia Davis - Instructor, Graduate Student
Amy Tyner - Instructor
Diane Garrett-Kings - Instructor
Amanda Heniff - Instructor
Melissa Viernow - Instructor
Kathryn Martin - Instructor