Professor of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
About Eva M. Zygmunt
Dr. Zygmunt has worked in the fields of early childhood and elementary education for the last 30 years, with a focus on teaching and learning that is community-engaged, culturally responsive, socially-just, and equity-focused.
Helen Gant Elmore Distinguished Professor
Professional Development School Liaison, Longfellow Elementary School
Co-Director, Alliance for Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation
Ph.D., Early Childhood Education
Ball State University
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction-Early Childhood Education
University of Minnesota
B.A., Elementary Education/French
Research and Publications
Zygmunt, E., Cipollone, K., Tancock, S., Clausen, J., & Clark, P. (In press). Loving out loud: Community mentors, teacher candidates, and transformative learning through a pedagogy of care and connection. Journal of Teacher Education.
Cipollone, K., Zygmunt, E., & Tancock, S. (In press). “A paradigm of possibility:” Community mentors and teacher preparation. Policy Futures in Education.
Zygmunt, E., & Clark, P. (2016). Transforming teacher education for social justice. New York: Teachers College Press.
Other Professional Activities
Multicultural Education and Diversity Award (2017). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Outstanding Book Award (Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice, Zygmunt & Clark, 2016). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education (2016). American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award. (2016). Ball State University.
Division K Award for Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education (2016). American Educational Research Association.
Outstanding Research Award (2015-2016). Department of Elementary Education, Ball State University.
Outstanding Research Award (2013-2014). Department of Elementary Education, Ball State University.
Award for Exemplary Culturally Responsive Teacher Preparation (2012) (Schools Within the Context of Community Immersive Learning Semester). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education / Southern Poverty Law Center.