Assistant Professor of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
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.
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
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