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|
|Brittany Wittenberg||Member-at-large||LSU||Social Workfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The Louisiana Affiliated 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 Educationemail@example.com|
|Chien-Jen Chiang||LSU||Human Sciences & Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michelle DeMeulaneare||Louisiana Department of Education||Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Programemail@example.com|
|LSU||Communication Sciences & Disordersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emily C. Marcinowski||LSU||Kinesiologyemail@example.com|
|Judy Myhand||LSU Agriculture||Nutrition & Food Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kenyetta Nelson-Smith||Southern University and A&M||Family and Consumer Sciencesemail@example.com|
|Amanda Staiano||LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center||Pediatric Obesity and Health Behaviorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ann Marie Stanley||LSU||Musicemail@example.com|
|Derrick Toups||Agenda for Children||Continuing Education & Professional Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Linda Aidong Zhang||LSUS||Education & Human Developmentemail@example.com|
External Affiliated 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|
|Lena Lee||Miami University, OH||Teacher Educationemail@example.com|
|Megan Purcell||Purdue University||Human Development & Family Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marcella Terrusi||University of Bologna||Life Quality Studiesemail@example.com|
Apply to Become an Affiliate
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. Please use the "Submit Application" button to provide us with more information on your work and areas of interest.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.