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Associate Professor of Teacher Education


  • PhD, Family and Child Development, Virginia Tech
  • MS, Individual and Family Studies, University of Delaware
  • BS, Family and Child Development, Virginia Tech

Teaching Specialties

  • Infants/toddlers
  • Family involvement
  • Early childhood assessment

Research Interests

  • Professional development of the early childhood workforce
  • Bidirectional influences of children and families
  • Social-emotional development of young children


  • Southern Early Childhood Association/Arkansas Early Childhood Association
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Registry Alliance
  • Association for Childhood Education International
  • National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators

Joanna Grymes

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8430
F: (870) 972-3344


Building: Education
Room: 336