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Julie Nicholson
Associate Professor of Practice, Education

At Mills since 2005

Office: EDUC 210
Phone: 510.430.3190
Email: jnichols@mills.edu
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Faculty Office Hours
Days Time Room
TH
and
3:30 - 4:30
by appointment
EDUC 210


Spring 2014 Schedule
Days Time Description Room
M 02:30PM-05:00PM EDUC 160
History and Theories of Play
WETMOR 001
W 04:00PM-06:30PM EDUC 294B
Research Seminar - ECE
ED 106
TBA TBA EDUC 450
Dissertation Research
TBA


Education
  • PhD, Education, Early Childhood, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993-2000, Dissertation: “Examining Evidence of the Consequential Aspects of Validity in a Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessment” Nominated for campus-wide Dissertation Award.
  • MA, Education, Early Childhood, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993-1995, Thesis: “Adapting the Reggio Emilia Philosophy in an American Kindergarten: Discoveries, Tensions and New Directions”
  • MA, Developmental Psychology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 1988-1996, Thesis: “The Relationship Between Birth Status, Sex, Maternal Interaction and Children's Problem-Solving”
  • BA, Liberal Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 1983-1987, California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8)
Courses Taught Courses Taught
  • EDUC 134/234: Research Methodology for Observing Children
  • EDUC 137/237: Child Language Acquisition
  • EDUC 160: History and Theories of Play in Human Development, Culture and Education
  • EDUC 203: Public Policy: Children, Youth and Family Issues
  • EDUC 246: Working with Families and the Community
  • EDUC 260: History and Theories of Play in Human Development, Culture and Education
  • EDUC 263: Administrative Practicum in Early Childhood Programs
  • EDUC 265: Child Development for Early Childhood Leaders
  • EDUC 275: Field Experience in Early Childhood Settings
  • EDUC 276: Leadership in Early Childhood Seminar
  • EDUC 290: Advanced Seminar in Child Development
  • EDUC 294A/B: Graduate Seminar: Research in Education, ECE
  • EDUC 300A/B: Curriculum and Instruction for the Elementary School
  • EDUC 422: Current Policy Issues in Early Childhood
Professional Interests

Leadership development in early childhood, policy and advocacy in early childhood, post-modern and critical perspectives, early childhood system building (prenatal-8), play memories, play across the lifespan, use of social networking and new literacies in teacher education, teachers' data use practices, qualitative research

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Mills College Children's School (Lab school)

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Language Development Lab

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P: 510.430.3190
F: 510.430.3379
E: education@mills.edu

Last Updated: 10/7/13