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Susan Trostle Brand

Susan Brand
  • Professor
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Phone: 401.874.2426
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Children’s Literature and Emergent Literacy Skills, Language Arts, Service Learning, Multicultural Storytelling, Diversity, Equality, and Social Justice, Urban Populations, Integrated Curriculum


  • D.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction (Minor in Human Development), Pennsylvania State University, 1995
  • M.A., Reading, with Reading Specialist and Administration Certifications, West Virginia University, 1975
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1973


Brand, S.T. (2016). Oral Language Development. In D.L. Couchenour & C.J. Kent, The Sage Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education; Teaching and Learning Volume, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

DeRosa, L. & Brand, S.T.  (2015). Integrating the Expressive Arts in the Curriculum. In N. Bond, The Power of Teacher Leaders. Indianapolis: Kappa Delta Pi, Routledge.

Brand, S.T., Marchand, J., Lilly, E., & Child, M. (2014, May). Home-School Literacy Bags for 21st Century Preschoolers, Jounal of Early Childhood Education (JECE), 163-170.

Brand, S.T. & Snodgress, F. (Oct-Dec. 2012). “Promoting Global Initiatives and Cross-Cultural Understanding in China.” KDP Record: 48 (4), pp. 189-190.

Brand, S.T., Favazza, A., & Dalton, E. (Spring, 2012). Universal Design for Learning:  A Blueprint for Success for All Learners.” Kappa Delta Pi  Record.

Brand, S.T. & Harper, L.J. (Summer, 2011), Peaceful Pen-Pals:  A School-Home-University PartnershipChildhood Education. (87) 4, pp. 244-252.

Brand, S.T. (Winter, 2006).   Facilitating emergent literacy skills:  A literature-based multiple intelligence approach.  Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 21 (2), pp. 133-148.

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