The Mills College Women at Play Project is under the direction of Dr. Julie Nicholson and Dr. Priya Mariana Shimpi in the School of Education. Our goal is to study adult women’s perspectives on play. Our studies examine:
Dr. Julie Nicholson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Mills College. A former preschool and elementary school teacher, she has a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Michigan. Dr. Nicholson is the faculty member for the Leadership Program in Early Childhood at Mills and teaches coursework in ECE policy, leadership, child development, research and play. Dr. Nicholson has been at Mills since 2005.
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Dr. Priya Mariana Shimpi is an Assistant Professor of Education at Mills College. As a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, she received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology in 2006 from the University of Chicago. In 2009, Dr. Shimpi completed a two-year National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she conducted research on the role of cultural and environmental experiences in children’s attention and learning patterns. Dr. Shimpi has been at Mills since 2009.
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