Sumi Hagiwara, Ph.D.
A Seamless Transition from Associate's to Bachelor's Degrees in Teacher Education
(Co-presenters – Yune Tran, Ph.D.)
Sumi Hagiwara, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Literacy Education at Montclair State University. She has published research on parent engagement and empowerment in school science, and teacher development. Dr. Hagiwara researches early childhood and elementary STEM education, teacher education, digital technologies and gaming, and culture and identity. Her work has been published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Cultural Studies of Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, and Education and Urban Society.