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Dr. Smita Mathur

mathursx@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Associate Professor
Early Elementary Education

Academic Degrees

  • B.S:  Sophia Girls College, Rajasthan University, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
  • M.S:  Child Development, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
  • Ph.D.:Child & Family Studies, College for Human Development, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA.

Professional Experiences

  • Serve on the Board of Directors for Redland Christina Migrant Association (www.RCMA.org)

Research Interests

  • Teacher effectiveness and preparation among socially, academically, economically, and linguistically vulnerable early childhood educators.
  • School readiness for young migrant children.
  • Designing a play-based and culturally-responsive Early Childhood Curriculum