2018 News

Associate Professor to receive 2018 Taylor & Francis Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award

Sophia Han, PhD

Sophia Han, Ph.D.

TAMPA, Fla. (September 12, 2018) – College of Education Associate Professor Sophia Han, PhD, was selected to receive the 2018 Taylor & Francis Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award from the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).

Founded in 1977, the NAECTE is a leading national organization comprised of individuals who are joined together by a common interest in Early Childhood Teacher Education. The Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award recognizes meritorious leadership and professionalism in the field of early childhood teacher education.

Dr. Han is an associate professor and undergraduate program coordinator in the Early Childhood Education program in the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning. She teaches and advises students majoring in Early Childhood (pre-K through primary grades) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Han's research centers on the theme of socio-culturally responsive teaching and learning in early childhood. In addition, her current research includes early childhood teachers’ roles in supporting children’s social competence and identity development, examination of clinical experiences and partnership within early childhood teacher education, and socio-culturally responsive pedagogy in early childhood education.

Dr. Han will be honored at a reception during the NAECTE’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, on November 14.