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    Please feel free to contact any of our faculty or staff with questions reguarding our program.

    Dr. Deanna Trella

    Children's Studies- Program Director
    PAT 311-T
    Phone: 509.359.4828
    Email: dtrella@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae

    Joe Tedescoe, PhD

    Division of International and Educational Outreach - Professor
    329D Patterson Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6027
    Email: jtedescoe@ewu.edu
    Dr. Joe Tedescoe earned his PhD in 2005, and MA in 2001, from Washington Sate University, and BA in 2000, from Eastern. Dr. Tedescoe has been honored with the 2007 and 2009 Chertok Dean's Honor Award, 2006 Eastern Washington University Faculty of the Year award, 2005 Teaching Excellence Award: Edward R. Murrow School of Communication (WSU), 2005 Graduate and Professional Student Association Teaching Award (WSU), 2005 Certificate of Excellence Distinguished Dissertation Award (WSU), 2006 and 2009 Certificate of Appreciation Award Children Studies Program for the "Cheney Hangout."

    Daniel Bigler, MA

    Lecturer and Online Coordinator
    329J Patterson Hall
    Phone: 509-359-4583
    Email: daniel@danielbigler.com

    A new faculty member at Eastern, Daniel Bigler holds a masters degree in Children's Studies from King's College London and is finishing an additional degree in Children's Rights at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He has previously worked in a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool, studied children's play and peer cultures in an adventure playground in London, and been involved in a number of groups that advocate for greater play opportunities for children in the United States.

    His current research interests include children's play and play spaces, the hidden 'street' cultures of children, incorporating children as co-researchers in academic research, and the history of organizations like the Boy Scouts and summer camps and their influence on concepts of 'Childhood'. In his personal life, Daniel also spends a lot of time exploring big cities and imagining himself as a dinosaur.




    Sue Marie Wright, PhD

    Children's Studies Professor | Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
    329C Patterson Hall
    Phone: 509.359.4817
    Email: swright@ewu.edu

    Sue Marie Wright, Ph.D., served as Director for the Children’s Studies Program at Eastern Washington University from the Program's inception in 2002 until the year 2013.  She currently holds a position as Professor in the Department of Sociology and Justice Studies, teaching courses on children, gender, and family.  Published articles include “Bridging Third-Wave Feminism and Family Pluralism” (2004).

    Barbara Culler

    Children's Studies in Bellevue - Program Director
    3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Mailstop House 1, Bellevue, WA 98007
    Phone: 425.564.5104
    Email: bculler@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae

    Maria Guffin, MSW

    Program Coordinator
    PAT 311-S
    Phone: 509.359.4826
    Email: mguffin@ewu.edu

    Maria, a life-long resident of the Spokane, WA area, recived her BS in Applied Developmental Psychology in 2008 and then received her MS in Social Work from EWU in 2010.  Starting as Program Coordinator for Children's Studies in 2014, Maria provides support to the program and works to advise students in the Children's Studies Online Program. 

    Trevor Liebing

    Research Assistant l and Peer Advisor
    329I Patterson Hall
    Phone: 509-359-6813
    Email: childstudiesonline@ewu.edu

    Trevor obtained his MS in Applied Psychology: Mental Health Counseling as well as his Master's Certificate in Addiction Studies from EWU in 2014.  Trevor currently works as a mental health and addiction counselor for Daybreak Outpatient in Spokane Washington serving youth ages 12-17 and is an adjunct instructor for the Children's Studies Program.  Trevor has collaborated in many community outreach research studies during his student and professional careers at Eastern Washington University. These studies focused on the topics of: Engaging middle-school youth, their families, and communities in academic achievement, collective impact, moral disengagement, and compassion in relation to psychological well-being.  



    Stacy Warren, PhD

    Dept. of Geography and Anthropology - Professor and Chair
    Isle Hall 103
    Phone: 509.359.7962
    Email: swarren@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Stacy Warren teaches in both the Geography and Children's Studies programs at Eastern Washington University. In addition, she is director of EWU's certificate program in Geographic Information Systems. In spite of an undergraduate degree in computer science, her lifelong fascination with amusement parks sparked an interest in cultural geography. She has spent much of her career examining the various ways the Disney Company, in particular, has influenced urban and suburban design and shaped cultural landscapes. Current research interests include children's use of space and the spaces built (by adults) for them, from orphanages to elementary schools to Disneyland.

    Dale Lindekugel

    Professor
    329 Patterson Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2489
    Email: dlindekugel@ewu.edu

    Contact Information

    Children's Studies
    311 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: childrenstudies@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6813
    fax: 509.359.6853

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