Dr. Shauna Adams is an associate professor of the early childhood at the University of Dayton. She also serves as an Executive Director of the Center for Early Learning which is an office in the School of Education and Health Sciences devoted to early childhood initiatives, professional development and advocacy. Since 1997, Dr. Adams has acted as faculty liaison to the University's early childhood demonstration school, the Bombeck Family Learning Center. Before coming to the University of Dayton, she worked in public schools and earned a doctorate in early childhood and special education from the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Joni Baldwin is an associate professor of early childhood and early childhood special education at the University of Dayton. Dr. Baldwin has experience as a classroom teacher of pre-school special education and has worked on a children's hospital where she managed and taught in the birth to three program. She provides professional development at the local and national level on standards-based learning and integrating children with special needs into exclusive settings. Dr. Baldwin had been at the University of Dayton since 2005. She previously lived and worked in Minnesota, Connecticut, South Carolina and Kentucky.
Joy L. Comingore is the Early Childhood Curriculum and Field Specialist at the University of Dayton. Ms. Comingore has experience as a classroom teacher of pre-school aged children and previously worked in the children's department of the Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library. Ms. Comingore received her master's of arts degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She provides professional development at the local and national level in standards-based learning and integrating all content areas in science-based curriculum. Ms. Comingore has been at the University of Dayton since 1991 and is a lifelong resident of Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Mary Kay Kelly is an associate professor of science education at the University of Dayton. She taught middle school science in Minnesota before moving to Ohio to work with Discovery, Ohio's Statewide Systematic Initiative in Science and Mathematics in 1995. Prior to coming to Dayton, Dr. Kelly was a senior researcher at Ohio's Evaluation and Assessment Center at Miami University, where her work focused on evaluations of science and mathematics initiatives across the country. Since arriving at the University of Dayton in 2005, Dr. Kelly has focused on developing teachers of science for the early and middle-grade years.