Susan Sarver


Susan Sarver

Associate Professor and Director of Workforce Planning and Development, Buffett Early Childhood Institute

Ph.D., 1997, University of Georgia
M.S., 1993, University of Georgia
B.S., 1991, Washington and Lee University

My teaching, research, and service activities have an interdisciplinary focus grounded in Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model. My assignment is in child development/early childhood education within the department. My area of child development and early childhood education bridges the gap between families and schools (i.e., child care, preschool programs, Kindergarten). I work with faculty in multiple programs to prepare students to work with diverse children from birth to age eight.


Areas of Expertise:

    Children's play, specifically the reduction of recess and outdoor time on children's development

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2002, College of Human Resources & Family Sciences, Distinguished Teaching Award2001, Graduate Faculty Member Status -- November
Experience
2010-Present Assistant Department Chair, Department of Child, Youth & Family Sciences2005-present Associate Professor, Child, Youth & Family Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.1997-2005 Assistant Professor, Child Development and Early Childhood Education, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln