Cal State Long Beach Professor Chosen for Prestigious Fellowship in Early Childhood Care and Education • Long Beach Post

downloadCal State Long Beach (CSULB) Assistant Professor Treshawn Anderson is among 13 others in the state of California honored with the 2015-16 Simms/Mann Institute Faculty Fellowship, the California State University system announced Thursday.

As a fellow, she is expected to help CSULB expand its early childhood care and education provider programs for children up to age three.

“Through the generosity of the Simms/Mann Institute, the CSU is able to further invest in its early care and education program and bolster the number of graduates with early childhood expertise,” said California State University Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Loren Blanchard in a statement. “Learning starts at birth and by creating a knowledgeable and respected early care and education workforce, we will help create better students for the future.”

Specifically, Anderson and the other fellows will spend one year completing a project that translates neuroscience research into practical applications, in addition to incorporating an interdisciplinary cohort of professionals to focus on integrating the latest research into their classrooms.

The aim of the program is to help build the CSU’s early childhood curriculum. The complete list of the 2015-16 Simms/Mann Institute Faculty Fellows is:

  • Treshawn Anderson, assistant professor, Family Studies, CSU Long Beach
  • Gina Cook, assistant professor, Child Development, CSU Stanislaus
  • Kimberly D’Anna-Hernandez, assistant professor, Psychology, CSU San Marcos
  • Kristina de Korsak, assistant professor, Early Childhood Studies, Sonoma State University
  • Sarah Garrity, assistant professor, Child and Family Development, San Diego State University
  • Alison Ventura, assistant professor, Kinesiology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Annie White, assistant professor, Early Childhood Development, CSU Channel Islands
  • Amanda Wilcox-Herzog, professor, Child Development, CSU San Bernardino

Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies and a master’s degree in Elementary Education-Early Childhood from CSULB, and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University.

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