|TITLE:||Professor of Education|
|DEPARTMENT:||Department of Education|
|LOCATION:||Newby Education 114|
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|SWU P.O. BOX:||1942|
Dr. Mona Thornton has worked in higher education for 37 years, including 15 years as a department chair and six years as a director of teacher education. In addition to founding a child development laboratory school at one university and serving as the director for 26 years, Thornton worked at three other university laboratory schools and directed an early development program for a university hospital.
Thornton received a gubernatorial appointment to the Virginia Council on Child Day Care and Early Childhood Programs and served for six years; was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in Zimbabwe; served as a Consulting Editor for "Young Children," the professional journal for the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC) and is currently a peer reviewer for the NAEYC/CAEP SPA (specialty professional association) process.
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