Linda Taylor
Linda Taylor
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 607

About Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor has more than 20 years experience as an educator and has had her work published in national journals and as book chapters. In addition to being a kindergarten teacher, her experience includes working directly in early childhood programs as both a teacher and administrator.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor

Program Area Leader, Early Childhood


Ed.D., Early Childhood Education/ Elementary Education

Ball State University, 1997

M.A.E., Early Childhood Education

Ball State University,1988

B.A., Early Childhood Education/Kindergarten Endorsement

Goshen College, 1984

Research and Publications

Pufpaff, L., Sciuchetti, M., & Taylor, L. (2017). Dispositions by Committee for Educator Preparation Programs. The Teacher Educator. 52(3), 268 – 283.

Kim, K.J., & Taylor, L.K. (2017). Preservice teachers’ self-efficacy in working with families: Can an immersive course make a difference? In Sutterby, J. (Ed.) Family involvement in Early Education and Child Care. Vol. 20, 1 – 22. United Kingdom: Emerald Group.

Taylor, L. & Clark, P. (2014). Early childhood programs as professional development schools. In Polly, D., Heafner, T., Chapman, M., & Spooner, M. (Eds.) Professional Development Schools and Transformative Partnerships (pp.148 – 157). IGI Global.

Areas of Expertise

Early Childhood Education

Kindergarten Education

Early Childhood Program Administration


Early Childhood Curriculum

Other Professional Activities

National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators – Affiliate Chair, Awards Co-chair

Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children – Past President

National Association for the Education of Young Children – Consulting Editor

American Educational Research Association – SIG Conference Proposal Reviewer, Division Proposal Reviewer

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Intro to EC Educatio 640 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Educ Programs Young 651 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Educ Programs Young 651 801 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE