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Early Childhood Faculty

The faculty in the School of Architecture are as diverse as the student body. Representing three continents and with more than 300 years of combined teaching experience, the faculty will teach students to think critically about the built environment and architecture.

Senetta Bancroft, Assistant Professor

Early Childhood

Dr. Bancroft has expertise in science teacher professional development, qualitative research methods, and the use of critical theories to inform science education research and practice. Her research currently focuses on teacher beliefs about science instruction and the impacts of sociocultural environments on traditionally underserved doctoral student communities’ persistence in STEM. Her teaching includes secondary science methods and introductory chemistry.



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Senetta Bancroft

301B Pulliam Hall 
618-453-6162
senetta.bancroft@siu.edu

Lingguo Bu, Associate Professor

Early Childhood

Dr. Lingguo Bu's instructional interests are K-12 mathematics teaching and learning, and dynamic learning environments in school mathematics. Dr. Bu's research interests are mathematic cognition in dynamic learning environments, model-centered learning and instruction in school mathematics, number theory in school mathematics, and linguistic dimensions of mathematical cognition.



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Lingguo Bu

Wham 323L
618-536-2441
lgbu@siu.edu

Lavern Byfield, Associate Professor

Early Childhood

Dr. Lavern Byfield is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. 



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Lavern Byfield

Wham 322G
618-536-2441
byfield2@siu.edu


Christina McIntyre, Associate Professor

Early Childhood

Christie McIntyre, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum.



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Christina McIntyre 625 Wham Drive
christie.mcintyre@siu.edu

 

Louise Stearns, Lecturer

Early Childhood

Ms. Stearns teaches children’s literature and elementary social studies methods courses. In addition to teaching summer classes including a workshop titled “Creative Teaching” and “What’s New in Children’s Literature”.  Ms. Stearns consults on children's literature and young adult literature.



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Louise Stearns

Wham 327
618-453-4249
booklady@siu.edu

Stacy Thompson, Professor

Early Childhood

Dr. Stacy Thompson is a professor in the School of Education at Southern Illinois University. She has a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Child Development from Oklahoma State University, a M.S in Child Development and Family Relations from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Iowa State University. Her research interests include sensory integration, interventions for families and caregivers, and quality care for young children.



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Stacy Thompson

Wham 322H
618-453-4254

stacyt@siu.edu

Melissa Viernow, Instructor, Director of Child Development Laboratories | Southern Region Early Childhood Programs

Early Childhood

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Melissa Viernow Quigley 116
618-453-4271
mviernow@siu.edu
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