Nancy Barbour
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Nancy Barbour, Ph.D
Associate Dean
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409 White Hall

Area: OAA - TLC, CI

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I have been a member of the Kent State University community since 1985. My educational preparation began with my B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, followed by a M.Ed. in Early Childhood from Wichita State University in 1978, and a PhD. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University in 1985. Prior to coming to Kent State University, I held a number of different service-related and teaching positions: social worker for a welfare department, inner-city preschool teacher, Head Start teacher, child care vocational education teacher, and college instructor. Until 2004, I served as an Early Childhood faculty member. I now serve as Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs and Graduate Education. I have responsibility for managing our continuous improvement activities (i.e., accreditation and accountability) and overseeing graduate programs, policies, and procedures. My scholarly interests and publications have focused on parent-child relationships (particularly adolescent mothers and their children), authentic assessment of young children, and early childhood professional development, particularly in relation to laboratory school programs. I serve the National Association for the Education of Young Children as a reviewer of programs and developer of early childhood teacher standards. I also serve on the Board of Examiners for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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