Dr. Katina Kearney-Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Teacher Education Department at Salisbury University. She holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from University of North Carolina Greensboro, M.Ed. in Child and Family Studies from University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education and Literacy from George Mason University.
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Kearney-Edwards has held several roles within the early childhood field by providing effective learning experiences for young children, families, practicing teachers and pre-service teachers. While working in Charlotte, North Carolina she served as a prekindergarten teacher, kindergarten teacher, and early literacy coach. In Manassas Park, Virginia she taught Head Start. For the past 5 years, she has worked for the Early Childhood Division at District of Columbia Public Schools, serving as an Early Childhood Education Program Manager for Instructional Coaching and Director of Educational Programming. Dr. Kearney-Edwards has also served as an adjunct instructor for Stanly Community College and George Mason University.
Dr. Kearney-Edwards has presented at both national and international conferences. Her research has focused on early literacy, teacher professional development, family engagement, and teacher beliefs. She is a member of the Association for Literacy Educator and Researchers (ALER), American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Literacy Association (ILA), International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, and National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC).