Mari Cortez, Editor, Ph.D.
Mari is currently serving as the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at the University of Texas at San Antonio.








Diane Bales
Diane is a faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at The University of Georgia, with teaching and research interests focused on early childhood education from birth through age 8.







Kenya Wolff
Kenya Wolff is an assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Mississippi.  Her research utilizes critical qualitative methodologies and focuses on a variety of social contexts as they relate to childhood.








Floyd Creech
South Carolina
Floyd is the Director of School Readiness for the Florence School District One in South Carolina.









Jeff Leffler, Chair, Ph.D.
Jeff is an assistant professor and director of graduate studies for the Division of Education at Mississippi State University in Meridian, MS







Wilma Robles de Melendez, Ph.D.
Wilma is a professor of early childhood education at the Fischler Graduate School of Education, Nova Southeastern University, in Miami, FL.







Karen Walker, Ed.D.
Karen is an assistant professor of child and family studies at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA.








Dina Treff


Dina Treff is the Lead Teacher of the Preschool Program at the Child Development Lab (CDL) at the University of Georgia. During her time at the CDL, she has completed her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from the University of North Georgia and in December 2018 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Concordia University, St. Paul.


Southern Early Childhood Association 
PO Box 8109
Jacksonville, AR 72078

Phone 1-501-221-1648