Featured Speakers

Elfreida "Freddy" Hiebert, Ph.D.

On November 11, 2014, Dr. Hiebert presented "Changing Conceptions of Kindergarten Literacy Learning" as the keynote speaker of the Helen Kelley Symposium for Excellence in Education.

Stephan M. Wilson, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma, USA

On September 18-19, 2013, Dr. Wilson presented and consulted on “what has been learned from the knowledge and skills of others to work effectively in today’s global environment.”

Mary Willis, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

On November 9, 2012, Dr. Willis presented a seminar titled: Dental Discourse: Anthropological Perspectives on Culture Transition

Amy Booth, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Illinois, USA

On November 2, 2012, Dr. Booth presented a seminar titled: Conceptual Supports for Early Word Learning.

Karen E. Diamond, Ph.D., Purdue University, Indiana, USA

On November 1, 2012, Dr. Diamond visited departmental faculty apresented a talk titled: Studying Coaching-based Professional Development Interventions in Early Childhood.

Professor Yong He and Professor Yue-Hong Li, Kunming, China

On October 12, 2012, Professors Yong He and Yue-Hong Li presented on the culture and diversity of China.

Simon Faulkner, Holyoake, Newcastle, Australia

On October 8, 2012, Mr. Faulker presented on the development of Drumbeat, an innovative mental health treatment using percussion in a group therapy setting.

Hope Gerde, Ph.D., Michigan State University, Michigan, USA

On October 5, 2012, Dr. Gerde gave a talk titled Early Childhood Educator Professional Development: Using distance learning service delivery to enhance teacher practice and children’s outcomes