Dr. Jay Smink Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 Recipient Dolores Stegelin, Ph. D.

Dolores Stegelin, Ph. D.
NDPC Fellow

Professor Emerita of Learning and Teaching, 2001 – 2017
Eugene T. Moore Professor of Early Childhood Education College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson University

Dolores (Dee) Stegelin was an associate professor of early childhood education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University. Dr. Stegelin facilitated the development of an expanded undergraduate and graduate early childhood teacher education program at Clemson. She pursued research in early literacy, public policy, inclusion of children with disabilities, public school early childhood programs, the Reggio Emilia approach, and parent involvement. Her research focused on Educational Policy and Curriculum Theory. Her publications include ‘Early Childhood Teacher Beliefs About STEAM Education After a Professional Development Conference‘. She is the author of four textbooks and numerous professional articles.

Dr. Stegelin has been active in the National Association of Early Childhood Education, the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, the Association of Childhood Education International, and the American Educational Research Association, all at the national level. She has served as the public policy chair for the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children. She has also been involved in the research and instructional dimensions of the First Steps to School Readiness early childhood program in South Carolina.

2019 Recipient – Dr. Dolores Stegelin