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Dorothy Shapland

Shapland, Dorothy


Children/Youth Issues, Psychology/Mental Health, Teacher Education


Early Childhood Teacher Education, Early Childhood STEM/STEAM & Social Emotional Learning

Degree: Ed.D.

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: School of Education


Office Phone: (303) 615-1175

Mobile Phone: (303) 594-0718

Interviewed by: 9NEWS

Additional Languages Spoken: English

Social Media: Linkedin


Dorothy Shapland, Ed.D., is an assistant professor at MSU Denver, with expertise in a multitude of areas concerning early childhood education. She has more than 30 years of experience as an early childhood educator. Her research includes relationship building with students and families, social-emotional skill development in the early grades, and creating inclusive learning communities in the early grades. She has presented on a number of topics, such as "Born Scientists: Encouraging and Developing Scientific Inquiry with Young Children," and "Reducing Challenging Behavior & Supporting Young Children's Social Emotional Development." She is a founding member of the VOICES Diversity Council,  Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, and a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children as well as the Association for Childhood Education International.

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