Wilma Robles de Melendez, Editor, Ph.D.


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






Diane Bales, Ph.D.
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.









Beverly Gilbert Boals, Ed.D
Beverly is a professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Teacher Education & Leadership at Arkansas State University.










Mary Jamsek


Mary is a Pritzker Early Childhood Fellow with the City of Austin, TX.










Zlata Stanovic-Ramirez

South Carolina

Zlata is a professor of early childhood education at the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences at Coastal Carolina University, with teaching and research interests focused on components of high-quality early childhood education.






Dina Treff


Dina is the Lead Teacher of the Preschool Program at the Child Development Lab (CDL) at the University of Georgia. In 2017 GAEYC awarded Dina with the first-ever Peggy A. Gallagher Award for Inclusion of Young Children with Special Needs. In April 2018 Dina was one of fifty nationwide recipients to be awarded the 2018 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® Children’s Zyrtec® National Child Care Teacher Award. She is currently a Board Member for GAEYC, the state affiliate of NAEYC, and represents the ECE professionals of a thirteen county district, as a District Representative. Dina also writes children’s book reviews that are published in Dimensions, SECA’s publication.









Karen Walker, Committee Chair, Ed.D.


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







Kenya Wolff, Ph.D.


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.