early childhood education

Jessica Lyons

Jessica Lyons earned her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Bowling Green State University in 2007. Following her graduation, Jessica taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Japan. After returning to the United States, she studied TESOL from the University of Findlay and earned her M.A. in early 2013. Currently, Jessica is working for Ashland University’s ACCESS Program, where she helps prepare non-native English speakers for academic readiness in their major.

Diane Craig

Diane Craig

Diane E. Craig, Professional Instructor, joined Ashland University in 2008. Mrs. Craig has a Bachelors of Bcience in Elementary Education from The University of Akron, a MEd. In Early Ehildhood Education from Kent State University and is completing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Kent State University. She has taught a variety of courses for both preschool through primary grade education, and is currently teaching education classes for math, science, social studies and behavior and social intervention.

Dr. Fred Burton

Dr. Fred Burton

Dr. Fred Burton, Associate Professor, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2008. With extensive experience as an elementary school teacher and principal, he brings a practical perspective that is informed by his theoretical and philosophical roots in child-centered, progressive education. His areas of expertise include early and middle childhood education, Reggio-Emilia inspired teaching and integrated curriculum planning, as well as innovative approaches to teacher and student evaluation. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Literacy, Curriculum and Qualitative Research from Ohio State University.

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