Dr. Nesrin Isikoglu is a visiting scholar in the College of Education and Human Development’s (CEHD), School of Education (SOE) at the University of Delaware. Dr. Isikoglu is a professor specializing in early childhood education at Pamukkale University. Her research areas include the role of parents in children’s play and learning, shared reading and language development and media and digital play in children’s life. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on child development, assessment and teaching strategies in early childhood education. At CEHD, she is also involved in research studies in the SOE’s Child’s Play, Learning, and Development Lab.
Currently, she has been granted a fellowship by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK) to participate in a project about Spatial Learning alongside Dr. Roberta Golinkoff. Her research has been published in Early Childhood Education Journal, Reading and Writing, Education and Information Technologies, Current Psychology, Teaching and Teacher Education, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education and Educational Research.
- Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State University, State College, PA, 2002
- M.A., Educational Leadersip, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, 1998
- B.A., Child Development, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkiye,1992
- Department Head, School of Education, Pamukkale University, 2022–2023
- Professor, School of Education, Pamukkale University, 2016–present
- Visiting Scholar, Pennsylvania State University, 2016–2017
- Associate Professor, School of Education, Pamukkale University, 2010–2016
- Assistant Professor, School of Education, Pamukkale University, 2002–2016
Recent Professional Awards
- TÜBİTAK, Publication Award 2022, 2021, 2020