Assistant Professor

willi9mc@jmu.edu

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Assistant Professor

Educational Foundations & Exceptionalities

Education:

  • Ph.D., Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, University of Virginia
  • M.A.T., Early Childhood Developmental Risk, University of Virginia
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia


Professional Experience:

  • Taught students grades PK, K, 1st, and 2nd in inclusive classrooms, including students with high incidence disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and developmental delays (DD)
  • Inclusive Education Coordinator and Administrator
  • Teaching Associate, Infant and Toddler Connection


Current Research:

  • Early Language and Literacy Development for At-Risk Children
  • Family Engagement in Early Literacy and Early Intervention
  • Strengths-Based Supports and Partnerships for Children with Disabilities and their Families


Program Involvement:

  • Program Coordinator and Advisor, Inclusive Early Childhood Education, 5-year and undergraduate and graduate MAT program
  • Program Coordinator and Advisor, Early Childhood Special Education, Post- baccalaureate, graduate program

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