President – Smita Mathur
Early Elementary Education
James Madison University
1st Vice President –– John Sutterby
University of Texas at San Antonio
Past President – Walter F. Drew
Institute for Self Active Education
Dr. Drew’s Toys, Inc.
P.O. Box 511001
Melbourne, FL 32951
Secretary – Lynn Cohen
College of Education, Information & Technology
Long Island University Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, New York, NY 11548-1300
Treasurer – Marcia Nell
Department of Early, Middle & Exceptional Education
PO Box 1002
1 South George St.
Millersville, PA 17551
Book Review Editor – Joanna Cemore Brigden
Missouri State University, JoannaCemore@MissouriState.edu
Membership, Website & Strong Liaison – Michael Patte
Bloomsburg University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor – Abby Loebenberg
Arizona State University, email@example.com
Series Editor, Play & Culture Studies –James E. Johnson
Pennsylvania State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abby Loebenberg, Arizona State University, Abby.Loebenberg@asu.edu
Carol Barron, Dublin City University, email@example.com
Julia Kroeker, Florida Southwestern State College, Julia.Kroeker@FSW.edu
Sean Durham, Auburn University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vejoya Viren, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, email@example.com
Debora Wisneski – Debora Wisneski, PhD. is the John T. Langan Community Chair of Early Childhood Education at University of Nebraska-Omaha. Wisneski is the Past President of the Association for Childhood Education International and former Steering Committee Member of the US Play Coalition. She is co-editor of Reconsidering the role of play in early childhood: Toward social justice and equity (2018).
Darrel Davis – Darrel Davis an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Miami University (mentored by Doris Bergen) and my research focuses on the intersection of Play and Technology. My Masters degree is in computer sciences, and I use that lens to inform my research. I am originally from Belize and I am also particularly interested in looking at the cultural components of Play.
Krysta Murillo – Krysta Murillo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. Her focus area is early childhood education and her research interests include Preschool Education in Belize, Central America; play in the early years, home and school partnerships, and cultural school readiness practices.
Fraser Brown, Leeds Beckett University, UK, F.Brown@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Tugce Arda Tuncdemir – Tugce B. Arda Tuncdemir, MS is a PhD student, emphasis on Early Childhood Education. Her research interests are play, creative drama, social-emotional learning; shared through presentations, chapters, and journals. She is teaching Early Childhood Field Experience and Play courses. She is awarded PPPIF Walter F. Drew Emerging Play Scholar Award 2018.