colby-sawyer faculty

Diane Edwards

Associate Professor, Social Sciences and Education
(603) 526-3992 | diane.edwards@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 2013. B.A. from Merrimack College; M.A. from Lesley University; Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts; Professor Edwards is an infant and toddler development specialist with teaching and research experience in preschool curriculum and child wellness.

Areas of Expertise

  • Administration
  • Child Wellness
  • Children and Families
  • Lab Schools
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Certification

Recent Presentations / Publications

  • Greata, J., & Edwards, D. "Preschool Curriculum: Issues and Concerns." Handbook of Early Childhood Education. New York: Nova, 2012.

  • Greata, J., & Edwards, D. "Administration of Preschool Programs." Handbook of Early Childhood Education. New York: Nova, 2012.

  • Edwards, D. and others. Project lead in developing research-based activity books on protein, fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains, food groups, portions, gardening, motor skills and oral health activity books for parents and care providers of young children. The project was made possible by a GreenWorks! grant from Project Learning Tree and matching funds from Eastern New Mexico University, 2012.

  • Edwards, D. and others. Project lead in developing a research-based health and wellness preschool curriculum with a focus on nutrition. The project was made possible by a Healthy Kids Healthy New Mexico grant from the New Mexico Department of Health with contributions from Eastern New Mexico University, 2010.

Education

  • Infant and Toddler Development Specialist Certification, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
  • Ed.D., Leadership, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.
  • M.A., Education, Lesley University, Boston, Mass.
  • B.A., English, Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass.