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Dr. Jean DesJardin
Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., Buffalo State College;
M.S., Canisius College;
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Jean L. DesJardin, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department at Moravian College. Her undergraduate courses consist of Child Development I and II, Data-Driven Analysis Research, and Culture, Community, and Diversity: An Introduction to Critical Teaching. She also teaches two courses for the Masters Program; Comprehensive Literacy Strategies for PreK - 4th Grade and Language Acquisition. Dr. DesJardin was a teacher for children with hearing loss for 13 years before obtaining her PhD from UCLA in Special Education and Educational Psychology. She holds a M.S. in Deaf Education.

Her current research interests include parental involvement in the home literacy environment, language and literacy outcomes, and social-emotional skills for young children with hearing loss. She is a consultant on several NIH grants with San Diego State University, University of Southern California, Indiana University, and John Hopkins University.



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