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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. (Forthcoming –on line first). Ethical considerations of children’s digital image-making and image-audiancing in early childhood environments. To appear in: Early Child Development and Care. DOI  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2015.1013539

Eckhoff, A. (accepted). Using on-site and virtual museum visits to build supportive arts experiences. To appear in: Young Children.

Eckhoff, A. (2014).  Museum spaces as a provocation for learning. In Kuh, L (Ed.), Thinking Critically about Environments for Young Children: Bridging Theory and Practice (pp. 145-161). Teachers College Press, New York, NY.

Hathcock, S. J[i][i]., Dickerson, D. L., Eckhoff, A., & Katsioloudis, P. (2014). Scaffolding for creative product possibilities in a design-based STEM activity. Research in Science Education, 1-22.

Dickerson, D. L., Eckhoff, A., Stewart, C. O., Chappell, S., & Hathcock, S. (2014). The examination of a pullout STEM program for urban upper elementary students. Research in Science Education44(3), 483-506.

Eckhoff, A. (2013). Conversational pedagogy: Exploring interactions between a teaching artist and young learners during visual arts experiences. Early Childhood Education Journal, 41(5), 365-372).

Linder, S. M., Eckhoff, A., Igo, L. B., & Stegelin, D. (2013). Identifying influential facilitators of mathematics professional development: a survey analysis of elementary school teachers. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education11(6), 1415-1435.


Eckhoff, A., Baker, P., Glasgow, J., & Sunday, K. (2014).  Early Childhood Symposium. Sponsored by PNC. $10,000.00.

  • Role: Co-Organizer (25%)

Eckhoff, A. & Baker, P. (2013). Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center. Sponsored by The Perry Fund for the Study of Critical Issues. $226,000.00

  •  Role: Co-Director (50%)

Glasgow, J. (2013). ODU CCAMPIS. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. $284,372.00

  •  Role: Program Evaluator (100%)

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

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

TLCI 802:       Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Education

FOUN 864:     Case Study, Grounded Theory and Phenomenological Research Methods and Design

FOUN 881:     Dissertation Seminar

Professional Activities

Past- President (2014-2016) - Early Childhood Art Educators Issues Group of the National Art Education Association 

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


[i][i] I have underlined the names of student co-authors.