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Faculty Profile

Kenya Elizabeth Wolff

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND INTERIM DIRECTOR OF WILLIE PRICE LAB SCHOOL
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316 GUYTON HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7350
Joined UM: August 18, 2016

Areas of Expertise

  • CRITICAL GLOBALIZATION STUDIES
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION, MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
  • FAMILY, CHILD CARE ISSUES
  • QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Brief Bio

Dr. Wolff is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education and the director of the Willie Price Lab School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Chaminade University (Honolulu), a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas Woman's University and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas. Dr. Wolff teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood education. Dr. Wolff 's experience as a classroom teacher and administrator allows her to bring real-world knowledge to the students she teaches at Ole Miss. These experiences range from working as a toddler teacher in corporate child care, to public school math and social studies teacher, to assistant director of a United Way program for bilingual children, to director of a private preschool/kindergarten. Beyond her work in the classroom, she has served as a board member for the Texas and Florida Association for the Education of Young Children, working at the state level on policy issues that impact the lives of young children and their families. Dr. Wolff's research focuses on social-emotional learning in Early Childhood Education. In addition to research, Dr. Wolff currently holds a position on the editorial board for the Southern Early Childhood Association Journal, Dimensions and serves as an associate editor for the journal, International Critical Childhood Studies.

Degrees

PhD
Curriculum and Instruction
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS/DENTON, TX (2014)

Committee Memberships

General Studies Faculty Advisory Council
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee
SOE-Inclusion Advisory Committee
Ad Hoc Committee