Clements, Douglas H, PhD
Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning, Professor, Department of Educational Research, Policy & Practice303-871-3983, KRH 154 Douglas.Clements@du.edu
Dr. Clements received his PhD from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Previously a preschool and kindergarten teacher, he has conducted funded research and published over 500 articles and books in the areas of the learning and teaching of early mathematics and computer applications in mathematics education. Dr. Clements was a member of President Bush's National Math Advisory Panel, the National Research Council’s Committee on Early Mathematics the Common Core State Standards committee and a coauthor of their reports. His research interests include creating, using and evaluating research-based curricula, taking successful curricula to scale using technologies, and learning trajectories in standards, assessment, curriculum and professional development.
Office Manager303-871-2217, KRH 160A Jessica.Craig@du.edu
Assistant Director of Research, Marsico Institute for Early Learning & Literacy303-871-2046, KRH 162 Carrie.Germeroth@du.edu
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Louisville; BA, Psychology, Vanderbilt University.
Primary responsibilities: provide leadership and guidance for the research operations of the Institute. Including helping to establish and implement a strategic plan with annual and long term goals for research; and obtaining external funding for research projects that align with the Institute’s mission and meet high standards for quality, in collaboration with MCE faculty.
Assistant Director of Policy and Practice, Marsico Institute for Early Learning & Literacy303-871-6038, KRH 163 Melissa.Mincic@du.edu
PhD, Applied Developmental Psychology, George Mason University; BA, Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Primary responsibilities: Writing grants, representing the Marsico Institute at early childhood policy meetings, developing working relationships with various early childhood organizations, assisting with Marsico Institute management.