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Dr. Dorothy Sluss

slussdj@jmu.edu
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Associate Professor
Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Education:
Ph.D.   Family and Child Development (1996)
College of Human Resources
Virginia Tech

M.A. Curriculum and Instruction (1983)
College of Education
Virginia Tech

B.S. Elementary Education (1978)
University of Virginia at Wise  

Dr. Dorothy Sluss spent fourteen years teaching young children in the public schools of Virginia. After completing her graduate studies at Virginia Tech, she spent the next decade providing professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers in a variety of roles and settings. She has authored numerous articles and published two books including,Supporting Play: Birth to Age Eight, and Investigating Play in the Twenty-First Century. She is Past President of The Association for the Study of Play, serves as a board member of the International Play Association, and is currently President-Elect of the Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia. When she is not teaching, she enjoys sewing, reading, music, and her family.