EECE Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education possess a broad range of expertise in research and curriculum development, including, but not limited to:

  • Preparing teachers for culturally and linguistically diverse learning environments
  • Differentiating instruction
  • Promoting literacy across the content areas
  • Developing students’ critical thinking skills
  • STEM education
  • Social justice education
  • Appreciating human diversity

Our faculty also have expertise in online learning and course development.

Through the use of a continuous improvement process, faculty and staff strive to enhance the quality of our undergraduate and graduate programs through the redesign of course requirements and field experiences that address the rigor of the standards provided by national content organizations, as well as the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.

Name
Position
  • Erin Adams

    Erin Adams Assistant Professor

    Erin AdamsPosition:
    Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-2781
    Email: eadams55@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3003


    I teach courses in elementary & early childhood social studies curriculum and methodology. I am interested in how people make sense of their social spaces and contexts.
  • Theresa Alviar

    Theresa Alviar Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

    Theresa Alviar-MartinPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

    Phone: (470) 578-5066
    Email: talviar@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3205


    My research and teaching examine curriculum and teachers within the context of democratic schooling in a multicultural, global age.
  • Sohyun An

    Sohyun An Associate Professor

    Sohyun AnPosition:
    Associate Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-6718
    Email: san2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3013A


    Associate Professor of Social Studies Education, M.Ed Program Coordinator
  • Anna Maria Arias

    Anna Maria Arias Assistant Professor & Assistant Professor of Elementary Science Education

    Position:
    Assistant Professor & Assistant Professor of Elementary Science Education

    Phone: (470) 578-6314
    Email: aarias5@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 336


     
  • Mary Basch

    Mary Basch Senior Lecturer of Early Childhood Education

    Katy BaschPosition:
    Senior Lecturer of Early Childhood Education

    Phone: (470) 578-2511
    Email: mbasch@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3213


    I have taught in ECE for the past 14 years, primarily focusing on Child Development, The Preschool Curriculum, and Children's Literature. My research interests are in early literacy and digital literacy.
  • Douglas Bell

    Douglas Bell Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

    Douglas BellPosition:
    Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

    Phone: (470) 578-2267
    Email: dbell22@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3019A


    Teachers early childhood coursework. Primary responsibility is in the Birth through Kindergarten program.
  • Debra Coffey

    Debra Coffey Associate Professor

    Debra CoffeyPosition:
    Associate Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-3387
    Email: dcoffey1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3021


    Associate Professor of Elementary Reading Education
  • Neporcha Cone

    Neporcha Cone Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department Chair, Associate Professor of Science Education

    Neporcha ConePosition:
    Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department Chair, Associate Professor of Science Education

    Phone: (470) 578-6445
    Email: ncone@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3009


    I am the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department Chair and an Associate Professor of Science Education. I am committed to fostering an environment that supports the educational excellence of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Stacy Delacruz

    Stacy Delacruz Associate Professor of ECE Literacy

    Stacy DelacruzPosition:
    Associate Professor of ECE Literacy

    Phone: (470) 578-6626
    Email: sdelacru@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3007


    Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Literacy
  • Roberta Gardner

    Roberta Gardner Assistant Professor & Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy Education

    Position:
    Assistant Professor & Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy Education

    Phone: (470) 578-6121
    Email: rgardn21@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3008


     
  • Paula Guerra

    Paula Guerra Assistant Professor

    Paula Patricia Guerra LombardiPosition:
    Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-7590
    Email: pguerra2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3015


    Mathematics Education
  • Amy Hillen

    Amy Hillen Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

    Phone: (470) 578-6103
    Email: ahillen@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3037


     
  • Shannon Howrey

    Shannon Howrey Associate Professor of Reading and Literacy Education

    Shannon HowreyPosition:
    Associate Professor of Reading and Literacy Education

    Phone: (470) 578-3215
    Email: showrey@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3105


    I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy methods and coordinate the graduate reading endorsement program. My research interests are in how children's literature impacts both teacher educators and children, particularly in terms of intercultural understandings and resilience skills, respectively. I also do research in helping to teachers to use technology for reading more effectively.
  • Lateefah Id-Deen

    Lateefah Id-Deen Associate Professor & Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education

    Position:
    Associate Professor & Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education

    Phone: (470) 578-6121
    Email: liddeen@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3008


     
  • Virginie Jackson

    Virginie Jackson Lecturer of Reading and Literacy Education

    Virginie JacksonPosition:
    Lecturer of Reading and Literacy Education

    Phone: (470) 578-5016
    Email: vjacks33@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3121


    I teach undergraduate pre-school curriculum, reading methods, and reading assessment courses.
  • Raynice Jean-Sigur

    Raynice Jean-Sigur Assoc. Professor of ECE/ Teacher Leadership Program Coordinator

    Raynice Jean-SigurPosition:
    Assoc. Professor of ECE/ Teacher Leadership Program Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-4475
    Email: rjeansig@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3019B


    I teach Birth through Kindergarten courses in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. I also coordinate the Teacher Leadership Program in the Bagwell College of Education
  • Monique Johnson

    Monique Johnson Lecturer in Birth to Kindergarten program

    Monique JohnsonPosition:
    Lecturer in Birth to Kindergarten program

    Phone: (470) 578-6123
    Email: mjohn502@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3018


    I am a full time lecturer in the Birth to Kindergarten program.I also teach courses as part of the Teacher Preparation Program.
  • Charlease Kelly-Jackson

    Charlease Kelly-Jackson Associate Professor of Science Education

    Charlease Kelly-JacksonPosition:
    Associate Professor of Science Education

    Phone: (470) 578-6119
    Email: ckellyja@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3104


    I am an Associate Professor of Science Education and a former A.T.O.M.S Center STEM Faculty Fellow. I teach mainly science methods (EECE 4402); however, I have experience teaching science content (ISCI 2002). My research and creative activities focus on STEM education as it relates to women and minority representation and professional development schools, and culturally relevant pedagogy in science education.
  • Yanghee Kim

    Yanghee Kim Associate Professor of Birth through K Education

    Yanghee KimPosition:
    Associate Professor of Birth through K Education

    Phone: (470) 578-6781
    Email: ykim44@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3020


    Teach Creative Curriculum; Family, School, and Community Collaboration; International Approaches to ECE; and Approaches to Early Learning.
  • Jinhee Kim

    Jinhee Kim Assistant Professor

    Jinhee KimPosition:
    Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-6619
    Email: jkim224@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3109


    Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Ethel King-McKenzie

    Ethel King-McKenzie Associate Professor

    Ethel L. L. King-McKenziePosition:
    Associate Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-6237
    Email: ekingmck@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3115


    Teach social studies methods and any other subject assigned by the chair.
  • Lee Langub

    Lee Langub Assistant Chair; Associate Professor of Curriculum & Assessment

    Lee LangubPosition:
    Assistant Chair; Associate Professor of Curriculum & Assessment

    Phone: (470) 578-3126
    Email: llangub@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3010


     Assistant Department Chair; Associate Professor of Curriculum & Assessment
  • Gwen McAlpine

    Gwen McAlpine Associate Professor

    Gwen McAlpinePosition:
    Associate Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-3570
    Email: gmcalpin@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3117


    Dr. Gwen McAlpine is the Coordinator for the Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been a full-time Associate Professor at Kennesaw State University since 2000, teaching undergraduate, graduate, and study abroad courses and coaching and supervising student teachers.
  • Feland Meadows

    Feland Meadows Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

    Feland MeadowsPosition:
    Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

    Phone: (470) 578-2160
    Email: fmeadows@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 448


    Goizueta Endowed Chair and Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Susanna Molitoris-Miller

    Susanna Molitoris-Miller Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

    Phone: (470) 578-7641
    Email: smolitor@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3219


     
  • Marrielle Myers

    Marrielle Myers Assistant Professor

    Marrielle MyersPosition:
    Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-4752
    Email: mmyers22@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3119


    I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. I teach math methods courses and math content courses for undergraduate elementary education majors. My research focuses on how new teachers enact equitable teaching practices in their instruction.
  • J. Scott Ritchie

    J. Scott Ritchie Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education, Affiliated Faculty in Gender and Women's Studies

    Scott RitchiePosition:
    Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education, Affiliated Faculty in Gender and Women's Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-6958
    Email: sritchie@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3123


    I am an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education. I teach and conduct qualitative research on social justice and decolonial teacher education, critical literacies, culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies, masculinity studies, and gender and sexual diversity.
  • Sanjuana Rodriguez

    Sanjuana Rodriguez Assistant Professor

    Sanjuana RodriguezPosition:
    Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-2809
    Email: srodri51@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3023


    Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy Education
  • Nora Schlesinger

    Nora Schlesinger Assistant Professor of Reading Education

    Nora SchlesingerPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Reading Education

    Phone: (470) 578-3908
    Email: nschlesi@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3005


    I am an Assistant Professor of Reading Education. My research interests include literacy acquisition and reading impairments. I have special interests in spelling and writing, and teacher training.
  • Natasha Thornton

    Natasha Thornton Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy Education

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy Education

    Phone: (470) 578-3899
    Email: nthornt6@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3110


    Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy Education
  • Ike Ukeje

    Ike Ukeje Professor of Education

    Position:
    Professor of Education

    Phone: (470) 578-3640
    Email: iukeje@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3125


    Professor of Elementary Childhood Education, Former, Assistant to the Vice President of Research, Former Chair, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Jennifer Ward

    Jennifer Ward Limited Term Instructor & Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education

    Position:
    Limited Term Instructor & Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education

    Phone: (470) 578-6121
    Email: jward105@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3008


     
  • Mark Warner

    Mark Warner Professor of Elementary Education

    Mark WarnerPosition:
    Professor of Elementary Education

    Phone: (470) 578-6118
    Email: mwarner8@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3107


    Professor of Elementary Education

Staff

Name
Position
  • Andrea Douglas

    Andrea Douglas Administrative Associate II

    Position:
    Administrative Associate II

    Phone: (470) 578-6121
    Email: apearso9@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3008A


    I provide administrative support for the department. I also collaborate with various departments throughout the Bagwell College. 
  • Natalie Rovetto

    Natalie Rovetto Administrative Associate II

    Natalie RovettoPosition:
    Administrative Associate II

    Phone: (470) 578-6121
    Email: nrovetto@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3008B


    I provide administrative support for the department. I also collaborate with various departments throughout the Bagwell College.
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