Professor of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
About Eva M. Zygmunt
Dr. Eva 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
Co-Director, Alliance for Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation
Co-Director, Schools Within the Context of Community program
Professional Development School Liaison, Longfellow Elementary School
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. (In press). Community-engaged teacher preparation and the development of dispositions toward equity and social justice. In R. Papa (Ed.) Springer handbook on promoting social justice in education. New York: Springer Publishing.
Tancock, S., Thomas, C., & Zygmunt, E. (In press). Effects of a community-engaged teacher preparation program on the culturally relevant teaching self-efficacy of preservice teachers. Journal of Negro Education.
Zygmunt E., & Cipollone, K. (2019). Begin it now: Community-engaged teacher education and the work of social justice. Journal of Family and Consumer Science.
Zygmunt, E., Cipollone, K., Tancock, S., & Clark, P. (2018). Community-engaged teacher preparation. In Oxford encyclopedia of global perspectives on teacher education. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Zygmunt, E., Cipollone, K., Tancock, S., Clark, P., Clausen, J., & Mucherah, M. (2018). Loving out loud: Community mentors, teacher candidates, and transformative learning through a pedagogy of care and connection. Journal of Teacher Education, 69(2), 127-139.
Other Professional Activities
Outstanding Research Award (2019). Teachers College, Ball State University.
Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Award (2019). Indiana Commission on Higher Education.
Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award (2019). Campus Compact.
C. Peter. Magrath Community Engaged Scholarship Award (2018). Association of Public Land Grant Universities.
W. K. Kellogg North Central Community Engagement Scholarship Award (2018). Association of Public Land Grant Universities.
Engaged Faculty Award (2018). Engagement Scholarship Consortium.
Roy C. Buley Heritage Award (2018). Boys and Girls Club.
Diversity Publication Award (2017). Office of Inclusive Excellence, Ball State University.
Designation on Peer Reviewed Innovation Inventory (2017). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
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.