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Joan Emily Herwig, developmental education educator, researcher. Achievements include research in cognitive development of young children's play, parent involvement and early childhood teacher education.

Background

Herwig, Joan Emily was born on April 7, 1943.

Education

Student, Merrill-Palmer Institute, 1964. Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, Stout, 1965. Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1971.

Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1978.

Career

Teacher junior high school, Pt. Huron, Michigan, 1965—1969. Director-teacher Head Start, 1965—1969.

Teaching assistant Iowa State University, 1969—1970, associate professor child development, since 1971, chairman department, 1983—1986, faculty senate, 1997—2003. Research assistant Purdue University, 1976—1978. Director Child Development Laboratory School, 1993—2001.

Early childhood special education teacher Licensure Committee Iowa Department Education, since 1993. Consultant child development, early childhood education. Member conference United States/China on Early Childhood Education to People's Republic of China, 1993.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in cognitive development of young children's play, parent involvement and early childhood teacher education.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Consultant editor: Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 1990-1993, Young Children, since 1990, Journal Family and Consumer Services, since 1981, member editorial board: Journal Early Childhood Teacher Education, since 1995. Contributor chapters, articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of World Organization of Children, Society International Development, International Federal Home Economic, American Education Research Association, National Association Early Childhood Teachers Educators, American Association Family and Consumer Sciences (secretary-treasurer family relations child development section 1988-1990, fellowship committee 1990-1991, recognition and honors committee chair 1994-1996), Iowa Association Education Young Children (secretary 1979-1982, vice president 1982-1983, president 1983-1984), Iowa Association Early Childhood Teacher Educators (founder), Midwestern Association Education Young Children (Iowa representative council 1985-1992, vice president 1986-1987, president 1987-1990), National Association Early Childhood Teacher Educators (president-elect 1995-1997, president 1997-1999), Society Research in Child Development, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Omicron Nu.