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Unified Early Childhood Program Faculty

The faculty members and instructors in the Unified Early Childhood teacher education program at KU are dedicated to providing robust learning opportunities. You will learn from professionals who have real-world experiences teaching in early childhood settings.

Greg Cheatham
Associate Professor
785-864-4954
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 401

Gregory A. Cheatham’s scholarship focuses on the provision of effective, appropriate, and equitable services for young children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. He has a particular interest in language diversity including bilingualism for families and children... more

Eva Horn
Professor, Coordinator of Early Childhood Unified Program
785-864-0615
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 502

Eva M. Horn is a Professor in the Department of Special Education and an investigator for the Lifespan Institute for Developmental Disabilities (LSI). She earned her doctoral degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Horn was a classroom... more

Mickey Imber
Professor
785-864-9734
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 406

Dr. Michael Imber specializes in educational law, policy, reform, and administration.

Steve White
Associate Professor, Elementary Education - Social Studies, Chair, Department of Curriculum & Teaching
785-864-9662
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 330

Steven H. White, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 1994. White earned a BS.Ed. from Angelo State University in elementary education, an MS.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University, and the Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M... more

Barbara Bradley
Professor, Reading Education, Elementary Education Program Coordinator
785-864-9726
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 316

Barbara A. Bradley, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2004. Bradley earned a BS degree from SUNY at Stony Brook in biology and psychology, an MA degree in physical education from Adelphi University, and a PhD in reading education from The University of Georgia. She has... more

Hyesun Cho
Associate Professor
785-864-9729
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 311

TESOL:

Hyesun Cho, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2011.

Cho earned the BA degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, the MA degree in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the... more

Reva Friedman
Associate Professor
785-864-9724
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 446

Reva C. Friedman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at the University of Kansas, where she was responsible for degree and graduate certificate programs in gifted/talented/creative child education for 35 years. A former high school teacher and teacher of gifted students... more

Lauri Herrmann-Ginsberg
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 340

Lauri Herrmann-Ginsberg, lecturer, joined the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the fall of 2005. Previously she had worked as an Instructional Designer and Lecturer at Colorado State University and as an English teacher in a public high school. She received a BA in English with Education... more

Dorothy Hines-Datiri
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 306

Dr. Dorothy Hines-Datiri holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the School of Education, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies. She received a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Michigan... more

Douglas Huffman
785-864-9675
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 347

Douglas Huffman is a Professor of Science Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Huffman joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2002 coming to the university from the University of Minnesota. He has a background in civil engineering, science education, and program evaluation. His primary area... more

Karen Jorgensen
Multi-Term Lecturer
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 314

Karen A. Jorgensen joined the KU faculty in August, 2005. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education and Scandinavian Studies from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Karen’s master’s work was completed at Høgskolen i Hamar (Norway) in the areas of Norwegian linguistics, literature and... more

Kelli Thomas
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Undergraduate Programs
785-864-9681
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 343

Dr. Kelli Thomas is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Kansas, Department of Curriculum and Teaching. Dr. Thomas’ professional work has focused on mathematics and science teaching, learning, and assessment in schools for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the... more

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