Faculty and Community Partners
The Executive Committee consists of faculty in both the School of Education’s Early Childhood Education program faculty with expertise in early childhood education and the School of Social Work’s Child & Family Studies program. faculty with expertise in child development. The faculty are actively engaged in both the academic preparation of teacher educators and care providers (birth to age eight) and a robust research program in early childhood education and child development.
|Cynthia DiCarlo||Executive Director||LSU||Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carrie Ota||Member-at-large||Weber State University||Child & Family Studiesemail@example.com|
The Louisiana Members consists of faculty from multiple disciplines across the state who work with young children. These faculty have research and academic focus on the early childhood population.
|Michelle Fazio Brunson||Northwestern State University||Early Childhood Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chien-Jen Chiang||LSU||Human Sciences & Educationemail@example.com|
|Michelle DeMeulaneare||Louisiana Department of Education||Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Programfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|LSU||Communication Sciences & Disordersemail@example.com|
|Emily C. Marcinowski||LSU||Kinesiologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Judy Myhand||LSU Agriculture||Nutrition & Food Sciencesemail@example.com|
|Kenyetta Nelson-Smith||Southern University and A&M||Family and Consumer Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Amanda Staiano||LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center||Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavioremail@example.com|
|Ann Marie Stanley||LSU||Musicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Derrick Toups||Agenda for Children||Center for Early Childhood Advancementemail@example.com|
|Julie Schneider||LSU||Communication Sciences and Disordersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Linda Aidong Zhang||LSUS||Education & Human Developmentemail@example.com|
|Leanne Redman||LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center||Reproductive Endocrinology & Women’s Health||Leanne.Redman@pbrc.edu|
External membership is available to faculty outside of Louisiana from a variety of disciplines whose work focuses on young children. External Affiliated members must be nominated by LSU faculty.
|Elizabeth Beavers||University of Houston-Clear Lake||Education||BeaversEA@UHCL.edu|
|Aaron Deris||Minnesota State University||Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Erin Harmeyer||Rutgers University||National Institute for Early Education Researchemail@example.com|
|Lena Lee||Miami University, OH||Teacher Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Megan Purcell||Purdue University||Human Development & Family Studiesemail@example.com|
|Marcella Terrusi||University of Bologna||Life Quality Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brittany Whittenberg||Phoenix Children's Hospital||Adaptive Care Team Programemail@example.com|
Are you an early childhood researcher looking for community and collaboration?
Thank you for your interest in becoming an affiliated member of the Early Childhood Education Institute at Louisiana State University. The ECE Institute is an umbrella organization created to promote research and dissemination of recommended practices in early childhood care and education.
We hope you will consider joining us. If you are a researcher who is interested in being involved in the ECE Institute, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a doctoral student looking for a research mentor?
We strive to offer collaborative opportunities for doctoral students by connecting them with highly-regarded researchers in their field. If you are a student who is interested, please reach out to email@example.com.