Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Janis Koeppel Strasser, Ed.D.

Strasser Janis

Office:   V4104
Phone:   973-720-3140
Email:   strasserj@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   FALL: M 1-2:30 pm; Th 3:30-5pm SPRING M 1-2:30, Th. 3:30-5 & BY APPT.

Department: Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Position: Professor, Tenured
Area Specialization: Early Childhood Education

Academic Degrees and Certifications
  • Ed. D. Columbia University, Teachers College - Curriculum and Instruction
  • M. Ed. Columbia University, Teachers College - Early Childhood
  • M.S. Bank Street College of Education - Educational Leadership
  • B.S. State University of NY, College of New Paltz - Sociology/Elementary Education
Professional Experience
  • Public and Preschool Teacher
  • Education Coordinator, Head Start
  • Curriculum Writer
  • Consulting Editor
  • Educational Consultant
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities
  • CIEC-365-01 M 2-3:40pm
  • CIEC-300-01 & CIEC300-02 R 10:30am-12:30pm
  • ELCL629 M 5:00-7:30pm (spring semesters)
  • ELCL630 M 5:00-7:30pm (fall semesters)
  • CIEC634 W 5:00-7:30pm (fall semesters)
  • CIEC-635-60 W 5:00-7:30 pm (spring semesters)
  • Coordinator of M.Ed. in Curriculum & Learning, Early Childhood Concentration
  • Supervise Student Teachers & Practicum Students
Other Collegiate Assignments
  • Facilities Advisory Committee
  • Teach Pre-Practicum Seminar on Multiculturalism/Diversity
  • Student Relations Committee
  • Tenure/Promotion Committee
  • Teach Online Module 7 (GSPTQ) "Culturally Responsive Teaching"
Professional Affiliations and Activities
  • Consulting Editor, Young Children
  • Write Teacher/Researcher Column "Studying Our Own Practice" in Teaching Young Children Journal
  •  Past President, New Jersey Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NJAECTE)
  • Preschool Curriculum Consultant for New Jersey State Museum
Current Research Interests
  • Diversity/Multiculturalism
  • Curriculum in Early Childhood
  • Arts Education
Awards and Honors
  • National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Pearson Teacher Educator of the Year, 2010.
  • New Jersey Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Outstanding Teacher Educator Award 2005.
  • New Jersey Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Outstanding Researcher Award 2005.
  • Faculty Excellence Award for Service, William Paterson University, May 2004.
  • Bergen/Passaic Association for the Education of Young Children Special Member Recognition Award for 2004.
  • Bank Street College of Education Alumni Award, 2001