Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

The Team

Susan J. Kimmel, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD), at The University of Oklahoma. Among her areas of expertise are early childhood education, classroom coaching, school readiness, and managing change.

Priscilla Griffith, Ph.D., is the Ruth G. Hardman Chair in Education and the Director of the Oklahoma Writing Project at the University of Oklahoma. Her areas of expertise are literacy education and teacher professional development.

Jennifer Quillian, M.S., has been an early literacy coach at CECPD since 2004. She is an associate developer of the Literacy Coaching Institute and a lead developer of the Literacy in Action series. Her areas of expertise are early childhood, early literacy, and literacy coaching.

Jennifer Stepp, M.Ed., has been a literacy coach at CECPD since 2004. She has been an associate developer of the Literacy Coaching Institute and Literacy in Action series. Her areas of expertise are early childhood, early literacy, literacy education, and literacy coaching.

Belinda Biscoe, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, College of Continuing Education, has helped to secure federal funding for four early literacy research grants. She has a background in experimental child psychology, common and higher education, leadership, and research and evaluation.

1801 N. Moore Avenue, Moore, OK 73160
Toll Free: 888-446-7608 or 405-799-6383
FAX: 405-799-7634
Email: cecpd@ou.edu