Teacher Education Faculty & Staff
Dr. M. Susan McWilliams
- Associate Professor
- Teacher Education, Education
- RH 406-A
- Tel: 402.554.3457
- Fax: 402.554.3881
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Susan McWilliams holds a PhD in educational leadership and innovation and an MA in curriculum and instruction in education. She is an associate professor of early childhood teacher education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is also an active advocate for community awareness of the crucial role literacy development plays in children’s early years and stays involved in the Omaha Family Literacy Partnership. Dr. McWilliams presents nationally and is widely published in early childhood publications, including Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Play and Young Children. She is the author of the book, Beyond the Flannel Board: Story Retelling Strategies across the Curriculum (2017).
Teaching interests are in early childhood education and include courses in literature for the young child, language and literacy in early childhood education, the creative arts for young children, infants and toddlers, and developmental assessment of the young child.
Research and Creative Interests
Research and creative activity are focused on inquiry in preschool environments and story retelling for language and literacy learning (pre-k through grade 3).
McWilliams primarily engages with schools, libraries, and community venues to promote the joy of family reading experiences. She additionally serves on various committees at UNO and in the community.
Ph D - Educational Leadership and Innovation - Curriculum and Instruction
University of Colorado at Denver (Denver, Colorado) 2001
MA - Curriculum and Instruction
University of Colorado at Denver (Denver, Colorado) 1996
BS - Elementary Education - Early Childhood; Science grades 7-9
University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri) 1977
Other - Elementary Education - Early Childhood Education
University of Missouri-Columbia (Columbia, MO) 1977
2017 Tillywig Toy and Media Brain Child Award (Scholarship/Research) 2017
Step-Up Award (Service, University) 2009
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