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Angela Eckhoff



Dual PhD Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science
University of Colorado at Boulder

MS Ed Educational Psychology
University of Kansas

BS Human Services and Family Studies - Early Childhood Education
Kansas State University

Research Interests

·    Imaginative and creative development in childhood

·    Visual art pedagogy in early childhood

·    Museums and informal learning environments for children                                                 

Recent Publications

Eckhoff, A. (in press). Conversational pedagogy: Exploring Interactions between a teaching artist and young learners during visual arts experiences. To appear in: Early Childhood Education Journal.

Linder, S., Eckhoff, A., Igo, B., Stegelin, D. (in press). Identifying influential facilitators of mathematics professional development: A survey analysis of elementary school teachers. To appear in: International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.

Spearman, M. & Eckhoff, A. (2012). Teaching young learners about sustainability. Childhood Education, 88(6), 354-359.

Urbach, J. & Eckhoff, A. (2012). Release the dragon: The role of popular culture in children's stories. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 13(1), 27-37. 


Glasgow. J. & Eckhoff, A. (2012). Play and Learn Together:  Parents, Infants and Toddlers. Sponsored by Hampton Roads Community Foundation. $14,958.00

  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator (50%)

Eckhoff. A (2012). Collaborative Support and Learning: An Early Childhood Teacher Learning Community. Sponsored by National Education Association (NEA). $5,000.00 

  • Role: Principal Investigator (100%)      

Eckhoff, A. (2012). Teachers and Docents Learning in the Museum. Sponsored by Old Dominion University Research Foundation. $7,000.00 

  • Role: Principal Investigator (100%)


TLED 690 - The Child and the Family

TLED 493 - Literacy/Language Arts/Social Studies across the Curriculum

SPED 700/800 - Social/Emotional Aspects of Child Development

Professional Activities

President (2012-2014) - Early Childhood Art Educators Issues Group of the National Art Education Association 

Co-Director - Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center (VECPC) at Old Dominion University