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Dr. Mona Thornton

TITLE:Associate Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Education
DEPARTMENT:School of Education
LOCATION:Newby Education Ctr. 114
EMAIL:
PHONE:864-644-5353
SWU P.O. BOX:1815
PROFILE:

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.

 

Education

- Doctor of Education – Early Childhood Education -
  University of Massachusetts-Amherst     
  Dissertation – A Behavioral Assessment of Racial Attitudes 
  in White Preschool Children
- Guidance and Counseling (18 hours) - Howard University  
- Master of Science – Child Development - Howard University
  Thesis – Language Development in Preschool Children
- Bachelor of Science - Child Development - Howard University   

 

Areas of Specialty/Interest

- Early Childhood Education
- Child Development
- Child-rearing practices of high achievers
- African-American Males in Early Childhood/Elementary Education

 

View Dr. Thornton's Vitae