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Department of Elementary/Early Childhood Education

Alan R. Buss, Department Head
313 McWhinnie Hall
Phone: (307) 766-6366, FAX: (307) 766-2018
Website: http://ed.uwyo.edu/Departments/depteled/
Acting Department Head: Alan R. Buss

Professors

JAMES F. BAUMANN, B.A. University of Notre Dame 1971; M.S. University of Wisconsin - Madison 1973; Ph.D. 1980; Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2007.
MICHELLE BUCHANAN, B.A. University of Utah 1974; M.Ed. University of Illinois 1976; Ph.D. University of Washington 1995; Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2011, 1997.
JACQUELINE LEONARD, B.A. Saint Louis University 1981; M.A.T. University of Texas, Dallas 1991; M.T.S. Southern Methodist University 1994; Ph.D. University of Maryland at College Park 1997. Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012.
GEORGE KAMBERELIS, B.A. Bates College 1976; M.A. University of Chicago 1979; M.S. University of Michigan 1990; Ph.D. 1993; Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2011.
R. TIMOTHY RUSH, B.A. University of Minnesota 1970; M.A. 1978; Ph.D. Purdue University 1980; Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 1994, 1982.

Associate Professors

STEVEN M. BIALOSTOK, B.A. University of the Pacific 1975; M.S.W. California State University--Sacramento 1986; Ph.D. University of Arizona 1999; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2005, 2000.
ALAN R. BUSS, B.A. Brigham Young University 1989; M.A. 1993; Ph.D. University of Wyoming 1998; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2003, 1997.
SCOTT A. CHAMBERLIN, B.A. Purdue University 1989 and 1993; M.Ed. University of Utah 1998; Ph.D. Purdue University 2002; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2009, 2003.
JUDITH Z. ELLSWORTH, B.A. Prescott College 1971; B.S. University of North Dakota 1972; MU&RP University of Colorado 1980; Ph.D. University of Washington 1995; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2001, 1995.
TRICIA JOHNSON, B.S. Lehigh University 1991; M.Ed. 1993; Ed.S. George Washington University 1997; Ed.D. Columbia University 2004; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012.
STEVEN LOCKE, B.A. Indiana University 1985; M.S. Portland State University 1991; Ph.D. Indiana University 1997; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2005, 2001.
PATRICK MANYAK, B.A. Pepperdine University 1988; M.S. 1990; Ph.D. University of Southern California-Los Angeles 2001; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2007, 2001.
PETER WILLIAM MORAN, B.A. University of Wyoming 1987; M.A. Kansas State University 1993; Ph.D. 2000; Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2001.
LYDIAH NGANGA, B.S. University of Wyoming 1998; M.S. 2000; Ph.D. 2005; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2011, 2006.
AMY ROBERTS, B.S. Indiana University 1986; M.A. Portland State University 1991; Ph.D. Indiana University 1996; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2004, 1998.
KATHERINE MUIR WELSH, B.A. University of California-Berkeley 1986; Single Subject Teaching Credential (Life Sciences) University of California-Santa Barbara 1990; Ph.D. University of California-Los Angeles 2002; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2008, 2002.

Assistant Professors

JENNIFER FORESTER, B.S. Western Carolina University 2002; M.A.T. University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2006; Ph.D. North Carolina State University, expected 2010; Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012, 2010.
TAO HAN, B.A. Sungshin Women's University, Korea 1984; M.A. University of Arizona 1993; M.A. University of Nevada-Reno 2002; Ph.D. 2006; Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012, 2010.
ANA HOUSEAL, B.A. University of Iowa 1985; M.A. University of Northern Iowa 1998; Ph.D. University of Illinois 2010; Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2011.
SAMARA MADRID, B.A. University of Hawaii at Hilo 1998; M.A. San Jose State University 2000; Ph.D. Ohio State University 2007; Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012, 2009.
TAMMY MIELKE, B.S. Martin Luther College 1991; M.A. Eastern Michigan University 2002; Ph.D. Coventry University, UK 2007; Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2011.
DANA ROBERTSON, B.A. Berklee College of Music 1996; M.Ed. University of Massachusetts 2001; Ed.D. Boston University 2012; Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012.

Associate Lecturer

DIANA L. WIIG, B.A. University of Northern Iowa 1975; M.A. University of Wyoming 1990; Ph.D. 2004; Associate Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Assistant Lecturers

NIKKI BALDWIN, B.A. University of Wyoming 1994; M.A. 2005; Assistant Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012, 2009.
ANA HOUSEAL, B.A. University of Iowa 1985; M.A. University of Northern Iowa 1998; Ph.D. University of Illinois 2010; Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2011.
KIMBERLY MILLER, B.A. University of Wyoming 1998; M.A. 2003; Assistant Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012, 2007.
AMY SPIKER, B.A. University of Wyoming 1989; M.A. 2004; Assistant Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012, 2007.

Lecturer

STEPHANIE SLATER, B.S. Harding University 1992; M.S. Montana State University 2007; Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2009.

Professors Emeritus

Barbara A. Chatton, Margaret Cooney, Patricia McClurg

Early Childhood

The College of Education offers two certification programs in early childhood education: one at the undergraduate level for teachers serving children from birth to age eight and one at the graduate level serving children with special needs from birth through age five. In addition, undergraduate students in elementary education may choose early childhood education as an 18 hour area of concentration. All of the programs are interdisciplinary in nature, with course offerings available from four different colleges on campus: education, agriculture, arts and sciences and health sciences. Specific advising in each of the early childhood options support students in their program development. The following courses are a partial list of the course offerings available. Masters and Doctoral degrees in education are available. Additional information may be found in the Graduate Bulletin or on the department's web page.

Elementary Education (EDEL) Courses

Early Childhood (EDEC) Courses

Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) Courses

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