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Dr. Celia Genishi

Dr. Celia Genishi has been Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, Ohio State University since 1986. Before that she taught at the University of Texas for eleven years. Her research emphasis is on children's language development, including bilingualism; observing language in the classroom; social-linguistic and qualitative research.

After earning a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Barnard College in 1966 where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Genishi continued her education at Harvard from which she received an M.A.T. in Modern Foreign Languages in 1967. She was awarded her Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 at which time she received the Dean's -Citation for Exemplary Dissertation Research.

Dr. Genishi is active in many national associations pertaining to her field. Most prominent include being Chair (elected), Special Interest Group on Language Development with the American Educational Research Association; and Member of the Editorial Board, NABE JOURNAL (National Association for Bilingual Education). She often acts as a consultant to various educational institutions, presents workshops, and appears on television. Dr. Genishi's publications are numerous including a book she coauthored with A.H. Dyson, Language Assessment in the Early Years and another with M. Almy, Ways of Studying Children. She has contributed chapters on early childhood curriculum and other related subjects to five books and has been published extensively in both professional journals and the popular press.

Dr. Genishi's international presentations include being invited to lecture at a language research seminar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and a paper presented at the Tenth World Congress of Sociology in Mexico City.

To date she has made twenty-eight presentations at the national level, the most recent of which was a descriptive study comparing preschool and kindergarten Logo interaction before the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco. In the spring of 1988 Dr. Genishi was honored by receiving a visiting Lectureship at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Born on November 17, 1918, in South Amboy, N.J., Miss Dugan is currently enjoying her retirement ir.her Pine Beach, N.J. home.

Recently, she expressed her tribute to the Toms River Schools saying, "It is rare for someone without a college education to be commissioned a foreign service officer. Since my only educational qualification was graduation from Toms River High School, the quality of its education must have been exceedingly good!"

Dorothy J. Dugan is listed in Who's Who of American Women, 1st, 2nd, 3rd editions.

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