Dr. Lewsader has 35 years of experience working in various early care and education programs. Her research interests include child care quality, caregiver-child relationships, infant-toddler development, and young children’s understanding of peace and social justice.
Publications & Presentations
Ford, A. C., Cunningham, K. D., Lewsader, J., Jasper, A. D., Heroux, J., & Wirz-Palacios Klemm, J. (2019). Collaborating for coherence around social justice: Leveraging accreditation to conceptually transform from a diversity requirement to a social justice orientation, The New Educator. 15:4. 281-304. DOI: 10.1080/1547688X.2019.1622056
Lewsader, J. & Myers-Walls, J. A. (2016). Developmentally appropriate peace education curricula. Journal of Peace Education. 14. 1-14. doi.10.1080/17400201.2016.1228527.
Myers-Walls, J & Lewsader, J. (2015). A qualitative approach to identifying the developmental progression of children’s understanding of peace. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. 21, 508 – 514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pac0000090
Doctor of Philosophy, 2012, Purdue University;
Masters of Education, 1996, Erikson Institute/Loyola University;
Bachelor of Science, 1992, University of Saint Francis
HDF 100 and HDF 100 WI Lifespan Development;
HDF 302 Infant Toddler Development;
HDF 360 Integration of Content in Early Childhood through Play;
HDF 401QR Quantitative Methods in Childhood Assessment