Dr. Clover Simms Wright

Assistant Professor


Department of Childhood Education

Biography

Dr. Wright is a former preschool teacher, who has taught and designed curriculum in public and private settings in West Virginia, Ohio and Louisiana since 1996. She has experience with diverse populations and approaches including Head Start and a Waldorf school. Her family includes three high-energy sons and a very old cat, and her husband is a news director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

 

Publications

Wright, C. (2008). Communicative functions of young children’s visual art (Doctoral dissertation). West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, W. Va.

 

Research interests

Early childhood curriculum, instruction, assessment, visual art, creativity, project-based learning, STEAM (STEM with arts integration), early learning environment, aesthetics, emergent literacy, social justice and advocacy for the rights of young children and families.

  • B.A. Education, specializing in Early Elementary: Antioch College
  • M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Early Childhood: West Virginia University
  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Early Childhood: West Virginia University

Email: wright_c@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4222

Office: Keystone Hall Room 309