- Julie C. Garlen
Georgia Southern University
JULIE C. GARLEN, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Georgia Southern University, where she teaches courses in curriculum and instruction, writing and research, and social studies methods. Her current research grew out of her work on two co-edited volumes, Disney, Culture, and Curriculum (Routledge, 2016) and Teaching with Disney (Peter Lang, 2016), and examines the use of popular culture to advance anti-bias awareness with early childhood teachers. She and Lisa Farley recently co-edited a special issue of Curriculum Inquiry called "The Child in Question," which is available for free at www.tandfonline.com/r/childinquestion.
- Lisa Kuh
LISA KUH, Ph.D., is the Director of Early Education for Somerville Public Schools in Somerville, Massachusetts. She has worked in early education for over 30 years as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and researcher, most recently at Tufts University and the University of New Hampshire. She currently adjuncts at Lesley University in the Early Childhood Internship Program in collaboration with Somerville Public Schools. Her research foci include the transfer of professional development into practice, natural playscapes and child development, and the impact of classroom environments on children's learning experiences.
- Beth Coleman
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BETH COLEMAN is a PhD student in the Cultural Studies and Literacies program in the School of Education at UNC Chapel Hill. Before her doctoral program, Beth taught for five years in early childhood public school settings, during which time she completed a Masters in Mathematics Education. Her research and mathematics methods courses integrate critical, humanizing and inquiry-based pedagogies. More specifically, Beth seeks to engage in dialogue and activism through the generative and collaborative process of uncovering how it is that teachers, particularly white teachers, understand and/or lack understanding of systems of oppression.