Angel Herring

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Praxis I experiences and perceptions; children’s home environments, Parents as Teachers evaluation; and Common Core implications on pre-K and K curricula

Outreach: First United Methodist Children’s and Youth Councils

Teaching: Child Development I; Behavior and Guidance of Young Children; Social and Professional Etiquette; Infant Development; Program Evaluation and Assessment; and Current Trends and Theories in Child and Family Studies

Statement of Interests:

Professional

I am interested in Child and Family Studies students’ perceptions of and experiences with the Praxis I assessment, specifically as it relates to their supports needed for success in attaining their educator license.  Additionally, I am interested in the effects of children’s home environments on such factors as maturity facilitation, the emotional quality of the parent-child relationship, and early literacy attainment.  The development of Common Core standards for the pre-K student population is also a current research interest.

Selected Publications:

Burgess, A., Blackwell, A. & Herring, A. (2008).  Program evaluation using the accountability process. Journal of the National Extension Association of Family       and Consumer Sciences.

Herring, A.  (manuscript in progress).  An investigation of the Home and Family Questionnaire’s concurrent and predictive validity.

Herring, A. & Parker, J. C. (manuscript in progress).  The trouble tree:  Tangible reminders in the early childhood classroom to leave your troubles at the door.

Parker, J. C. and Herring, A. (manuscript in progress). Creating a community classroom in early childhood programs: A focus on anti-bullying principles.

Grants Funded:

Parker, J. C., Herring, A. L., & Burgess. A. S. (January, 2005).  Southern Early Childhood Association Division of Development Grant.  Links to Literacy. (Funded, $1000.00)

Selected Professional Presentations:

Herring, A. & Parker, J.C.  (2011, October).  How the *!#@ do I handle this? Dealing with cussing, fussing, and other difficult behaviors in the classroom.  Mississippi Early Childhood Association Imagine Conference,          Jackson, MS.

Parker, J.C. & Herring, A.  (2011, October).  Creating a community classroom.  Mississippi Early Childhood Association Imagine Conference, Jackson, MS.

Parker, J.C., Blackwell, A., Herring, A. & Mueller, C. (2005, August).  Building blocks      for healthy social-emotional development in young children.  Project Prepare State Training Program, Jackson, MS.

Blackwell, A., Stanberry, A. & Lewis (Herring), A. (2001).  Parents as Teachers:  An evaluation [Abstract].  Mississippi Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Inc., 2001 annual conference proceedings:  Strengthening partnerships between business, community and education.  Hattiesburg, MS:  Mississippi      Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Inc., 22-23.

Anderson, D., Stanberry, A. & Lewis (Herring), A.  (2001, October).  Early literacy:  Preparing preschool children to read.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Mississippi Early Childhood Association, Hattiesburg, MS.

Blackwell, A., Stanberry, A. & Lewis (Herring), A.  (2001, February).  Parents as Teachers:  An evaluation.  Poster session presented at the meeting of the Mississippi Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Raymond, MS.

Lewis (Herring), A., Blackwell, A. & Stanberry, A. (2001, February).  The how’s and why’s of early literacy.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Mississippi Association of  Family and Consumer Sciences, Raymond, MS.

Stanberry, A.M., Blackwell, A.P & Lewis (Herring), A.M. (2000, November).  Joining        forces to evaluate Parents as Teachers.  Resource Exchange presented at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Lewis (Herring), A.M. & Stanberry, A. M. (2000, February).  Pre-term and low birth weight babies:  Adding the human touch to technological advances.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Mississippi Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Raymond, MS.

Service:

Child and Family Studies Child Development Workgroup (2011-2012)

Child and Family Studies Master’s Program Workgroup (2012)

Child and Family Studies AAFCS Accreditation Workgroup (2010-2011)