Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education
Dr. Chelsea T. Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literacy and Special Education. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Dr. Morris was a teacher in a children's hospital and later, a public school early childhood special education teacher. She is committed to thinking differently, and deeply, about what is good for children, utilizing culturally responsive practices, an ethic of care, and a willingness to take risks. Dr. Morris' current teaching and research projects focus on bias in the perceptions of children's behavior in early childhood, practice-based coaching and trauma informed care through the nationally recognized Pyramid Model framework, classroom leadership, collaboration, and environment conducive to positive behavior and relationships, and the engagement of communities and families in preschool and school improvement.
Education / Degrees
- M.Ed., Early Childhood Special Education, James Madison University, 2007
- Ph.D., Teaching and Learning, University of Miami, 2018