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Eastern Washington University's major in Children's Studies was the first in the nation. The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program focuses on the developmental, learning and social issues of children from birth to 18. The Children's Studies major incorporates coursework from departments across the University, including Education, Sociology, and Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology.
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Dr. Deanna TrellaChildren's Studies- Program DirectorPAT 311-TPhone: 509.359.4828Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Tedescoe, PhDDivision of International and Educational Outreach - Professor329D Patterson HallPhone: 509.359.6027Email: email@example.comDr. Joe Tedescoe earned his PhD in 2005, and MA in 2001, from Washington Sate University, and BA in 2000, from Eastern. Dr. Tedescoe has been honored with the 2007 and 2009 Chertok Dean's Honor Award, 2006 Eastern Washington University Faculty of the Year award, 2005 Teaching Excellence Award: Edward R. Murrow School of Communication (WSU), 2005 Graduate and Professional Student Association Teaching Award (WSU), 2005 Certificate of Excellence Distinguished Dissertation Award (WSU), 2006 and 2009 Certificate of Appreciation Award Children Studies Program for the "Cheney Hangout."
Daniel Bigler, MALecturer and Online Coordinator329J Patterson HallPhone: 509-359-4583Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new faculty member at Eastern, Daniel Bigler holds a masters degree in Children's Studies from King's College London and is finishing an additional degree in Children's Rights at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He has previously worked in a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool, studied children's play and peer cultures in an adventure playground in London, and been involved in a number of groups that advocate for greater play opportunities for children in the United States.
His current research interests include children's play and play spaces, the hidden 'street' cultures of children, incorporating children as co-researchers in academic research, and the history of organizations like the Boy Scouts and summer camps and their influence on concepts of 'Childhood'. In his personal life, Daniel also spends a lot of time exploring big cities and imagining himself as a dinosaur.
Sue Marie Wright, PhDChildren's Studies Professor | Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice329C Patterson HallPhone: 509.359.4817Email: email@example.com
Sue Marie Wright, Ph.D., served as Director for the Children’s Studies Program at Eastern Washington University from the Program's inception in 2002 until the year 2013. She currently holds a position as Professor in the Department of Sociology and Justice Studies, teaching courses on children, gender, and family. Published articles include “Bridging Third-Wave Feminism and Family Pluralism” (2004).
Barbara CullerChildren's Studies in Bellevue - Program Director3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Mailstop House 1, Bellevue, WA 98007Phone: 425.564.5104Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie BolingerProgram Coordinator121 Senior HallPhone: 509.359.7439Email: email@example.com
Trevor LiebingResearch Assistant l and Peer Advisor329I Patterson HallPhone: 509-359-6813Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeschooled in Eastern Washington, Trevor attained his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in French at Eastern Washington University in 2011. Trevor is currently working to complete an M.S. degree in Applied Psychology: Mental Health Counseling along with a graduate certificate in chemical dependency counseling. Trevor has collaborated in many community outreach research studies during his student and professional careers at Eastern Washington University. These studies focused on the topics of: Engaging middle-school youth, their families, and communities in academic achievement, collective impact, moral disengagement, and compassion in relation to psychological well-being.
Stacy Warren, PhDDept. of Geography and Anthropology - Professor and ChairIsle Hall 103Phone: 509.359.7962Email: email@example.comStacy Warren teaches in both the Geography and Children's Studies programs at Eastern Washington University. In addition, she is director of EWU's certificate program in Geographic Information Systems. In spite of an undergraduate degree in computer science, her lifelong fascination with amusement parks sparked an interest in cultural geography. She has spent much of her career examining the various ways the Disney Company, in particular, has influenced urban and suburban design and shaped cultural landscapes. Current research interests include children's use of space and the spaces built (by adults) for them, from orphanages to elementary schools to Disneyland.
Dale LindekugelProfessor329 Patterson HallPhone: 509.359.2489Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayra ValdezPeer Advisor329I Patterson HallPhone: 509.359.6813Email: email@example.com
Enedelia TiradoPeer Advisor329I Patterson HallPhone: 509-359-6813Email: Childrenstudies@ewu.edu
Rocio TiradoCommunity Affairs Assistant329I Patterson HallPhone: 509.359.6813Email: Childrenstudies@ewu.edu
Meredith PetersonSecretary Senior329 Patterson HallPhone: 509.359.2335Email: firstname.lastname@example.org