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Susan White Cress

Susan Cress

Associate Professor, Department Head
Elementary Education
Office: EA 2261
Phone: (574) 520-4307
Fax: (574) 520-4550

Susan Cress is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education. Personal interests include working within the local early childhood community in providing quality care for children and families. Research interests are in early literacy and best practice for early childhood educators.

Educational Background

Ed.D. University of Florida
M.Ed. University of North Florida
B.S. Appalachian State University

Classes Taught

Undergraduate courses taught:
Social Studies and the Family: Focus on Young Children
Reading and Language Arts (Pre-k through Primary)
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Early Learning Environments
Infant Learning Environments
The Early Childhood Educator
Early Childhood Practicum
Supervision of Student Teacher Graduate courses taught
Evaluation of Classroom Behavior
Early Childhood Curriculum
Seminar in Early Childhood Education
Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading
Workshop in Infants and Toddlers

Research Interest

Early childhood curriculum - Early Literacy
Infants and Toddlers
Quality Early Childhood Settings

Campus/Community Service

Member, Senate PT&R, November 2009-present
Member, Senate Academic Personnel, 2009-2010
Academic Majors Fair, 2008, 2009
Chair, School of Education Search Committee, 2008-2009
Mentor, Master of Social Work Faculty Member, July 2007-Spring, 2009
Mentor, Elementary Education Associate Faculty, July 2007-present
Chair, School of Education Search committee (two positions), 2007-2008
Child Development Center Advisory Board, 2007-present
School of Education Assessment Committee, 2006-2009
Chair, School of Education Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment Committee, 2005-2008
Elementary Education Advisory Board, School of Education, 2005-present