• Doctorate of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Mass., 2008
  • Master of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Mass., 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., 1969

Research Interests

  • I am especially interested in family involvement in children's education
  • In learning that takes place in informal venues such as children's museums and science centers
  • In community-based advocacy endeavors
  • In sustainable architecture and the tiny-house movement
  • In environmental education

Courses Taught

  • Diversity and Multiculturalism in Early Childhood Education (online and face-to-face)
  • Integrative Core Seminar I: Education, Oppression, and Resistance
  • Writing for Human Services
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Advocacy and Policy Analysis
  • Economics of Social Change

Professional Certifications and Memberships

  • Vermont Professional Preparation and Development Committee (a committee of Building Bright Futures, Vermont's Early Childhood State Advisory Council, 2010-2016)
  • Advisory Committee, TEACH Vermont (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Early Childhood Project, 2014-2016)
  • Higher Education--Early Childhood Education Committee (a limited-duration work group convened by the Vermont Agency of Education to support efforts undertaken by the Early Learning Challenge Grant, 2016)

Community Service and Volunteer Work

  • Member, Board of Directors, NEARI (New England Adolescent Research Institute, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 2001-2016