Susan White Cress

Susan Cress is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education. Personal interests include working within the local early childhood community in providing quality care for children and families. Research interests are in early literacy and best practice for early childhood educators.

Educational Background

Ed.D. University of Florida
M.Ed. University of North Florida
B.S. Appalachian State University

Classes Taught

Undergraduate courses taught
  • Social Studies and the Family: Focus on Young Children
  • Reading and Language Arts (Pre-k through Primary)
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Early Learning Environments
  • Infant Learning Environments
  • The Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Practicum
  • Supervision of Student Teacher
Graduate courses taught
  • Evaluation of Classroom Behavior
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Seminar in Early Childhood Education
  • Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading
  • Workshop in Infants and Toddlers

Research Interest

Early childhood curriculum - Early Literacy
Infants and Toddlers
Quality Early Childhood Settings

University/Community Service

Senate Executive Committee, University Faculty Council
Program Evaluator, IUSB Childcare Center, Campus Initiative Grant
Member, Search and Screen, School of Education Dean, 2011-2012; 2012-2013
Chair, Search and Screen, Strategies Lecturer Position, School of Education, Academic Resource Center, Summer 2011
Member, Senate Curriculum and Standards Committee, 2009-2011
Member and Facilitator, Co-Teaching Committee
Co-Chair, Senate PT&R, 2010-2011
Graduate Task Force, 2011-2012
President, Renaissance Academy Charter School School Board, 2011-present
Community Coordinated Childcare, 2011-present
Talk to Your Baby, Community Initiative, 2009-present
Research subcommittee, 2009-2012
Steering Committee Early Childhood Conference Committee, 2002-present
Community Foundation Advisory Board on Early Childhood 2005-2010
El Campito Early Childhood Center, Board Member, 2005-2011
Secretary, 2007-2011, Staff Development committee