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Laura Kathleen Matters Herold

Laura Kathleen Matters Herold

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

(THES)-AFLS-Human Environ Science

Phone: 479-575-4305

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Developmental outcomes in birth through kindergarten, particularly in the area of language and literacy; the impact of poverty on early knowledge development and longitudinal outcomes; improving the educational and social outcomes of at-risk preschoolers; early childhood education policy and curriculum; teacher-child and parent-child interactions; early childhood teacher professional development and training; children’s literature; children’s reading preferences

Child Guidance and Child Guidance Lab (University of Arkansas)

Curriculum and Assessment: 3 through Kindergarten and Curriculum and Assessment Lab (University of Arkansas)

Field Experience I (University of Arkansas)

Field Experience II (University of Arkansas)

Language and Literacy Pedagogy for Birth through Kindergarten Educators (University of Arkansas)

Parenting and Family Dynamics (University of Arkansas)

Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families (University of Arkansas)

Literacy Development and the Young Child (University of Michigan)

Ph. D.  University of Michigan: Educational Studies, Language Literacy and Culture (emphasis in Early Childhood Education)

M. S.   University of Michigan: Educational Studies, Language Literacy and Culture (emphasis in Early Childhood Education)

B. A.  Oberlin College: German Studies and Music History and Theory, Graduated with High Honors

Pinkham, A. M., Herold, L. K. M., & Neuman, S. B. Knowledge Development in Early Childhood. In Meyer, L. (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Education. New York: Oxford University Press.


Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Member of the Southern Early Childhood Association

Member of the American Educational Research Association                                                             

Rackham Centennial Fellowship Award, University of Michigan (2012, university-wide competition)