Marjorie Kostelnik

Marjorie Kostelnik, Ph.D., began her career in early childhood education as a Head Start teacher and has been educating children and teachers ever since. Following several years in the classroom, she received her master's degree and doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State. She was on the faculty at Michigan State for 22 years, serving as Program Supervisor of the Child Development Laboratories and then as chair of the Department of Family and Child Ecology. Over the past 35 years, she has worked with early childhood educators in more than 100 programs developing curriculum, enhancing children's school readiness, and working with teachers to develop positive child guidance strategies. A co-author of 20 books, Dr. Kostelnik was dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 17 years. She is now Senior Associate to the President of the University of Nebraska. She is also co-director of the Nebraska Early Read More chevron_right