affiliate faculty, Early Childhood Education
Victoria Damjanovic completed her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Florida. She received her B.S. and M.S in Development and Family Studies and Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. She began her career as a teacher, teaching at the preschool level for five years. Upon completing her degree, she worked with children diagnosed with developmental delays, specifically autism spectrum as a behavioral therapist throughout the Dallas community.
Upon completion of her M.S. degree, Dr. Damjanovic began working with teachers and families in the community as a Parent/Teacher Educator. This led to working as a Developmental Specialist at Easter Seals Tampa Bay. As a Developmental Specialist she supported children, teachers and families in a variety of ways in schools, Head Start programs, homes, and the Easter Seals location.
Dr. Damjanovic is currently the Director of the USF Preschool for Creative Learning and serves as Affiliated Faculty in the College of Education's Early Childhood Education program. In this unique role, she mentors pre-service and in-service teachers, and USF students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research interests include inquiry-based teaching and learning with pre-service and in-service teachers, professional learning communities, Project Approach as a framework for children’s inquiry, and documentation as a tool for teacher learning.