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Mary Jane Moran, Department Head of Child and Family Studies

Moran Named Department Head for Child and Family Studies

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS) is pleased to announce that Mary Jane Moran has accepted appointment to the position of Department Head for Child and Family Studies. Moran had been serving as interim prior to this appointment.

Moran completed her BS in Special Education-Speech and Hearing in 1975. She then obtained her Masters in Child and Family Studies in 1976.  She earned her PHD at the University of New Hampshire where she was on the faculty and served as the director of the university Child Study and Development Center. In 2001 Moran returned to the university when she accepted a position as an assistant professor, then associate, reaching full professor in 2017. During this time, Moran has received  recognition for her outreach and engagement within the community, and her teaching and research in early childhood teacher education with an emphasis on teacher collaborative inquiry. She is an appointed member of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children’s’ State Board and co-editor of a recently published book, Collaborative Cross-Cultural Research Methodologies in Early Care and Education Contexts. 

Please join CEHHS in congratulating and welcoming Moran as the new Department Head of Child and Family Studies.