Dr. Dottie Bauer
Dottie's specialty is Early Childhood Education. She came to Keene State College in 1981 to teach at the Child Development Center, and stepped out of the preschool classroom and into the faculty in 1989. She has taught courses in child development, exceptionality, and learning; curriculum methods for early childhood; introduction to teaching; and supervised students in their field experience in early education and primary grades classrooms. She has taken her turn as department chair three times and has benefited from two sabbatical leaves. Her 2005-2006 sabbatical included consulting and teaching with area child care providers and a travel/study experience in Quito, Ecuador. Dottie earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Pomona College in Claremont, California; her master's degree in early childhood and special education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and her doctorate in human development from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She also holds the Trainer/Mentor/Faculty Level 4 certificate from the State of New Hampshire Child Development Bureau. Her professional interests are early childhood curriculum, teacher training, and developmentally appropriate practice. Recently, she has co-authored a book and an article on Early Sprouts, a nutrition and gardening curriculum for preschool, with Dr. Karrie Kalich and Deirdre McPartlin. (See website for more information.) She served on the NH Early Learning Guidelines Task Force, and is an NCATE reviewer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.