Faculty Profiles

Dr. Ilene R. Berson

Dr. Ilene R. Berson, Ph.D., NCSP, Professor, Area Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs and Early Childhood Ph.D. Coordinator

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Email: iberson@usf.edu

Dr. Berson leads international studies on integrating social justice and child advocacy into early childhood teacher preparation, and conducts participatory research to explore young children’s civic engagement through multiple literacies. She studies the intersection of technology and the pedagogy of inquiry in the early years with a focus on children's affordances of digital innovations.