Jill E. Fox, Professor

Teaching Area:  Early Childhood Education

Research Interests:  Art and Learning for Young Children

Education:  DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, University of North Texas, 1993
MASTER OF EDUCATION, Texas Woman’s University, 1987
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Western Kentucky University, 1983

Published Research:

Fox, J. E. (2010). The role of drawing in kindergarteners’ science observations.

International Research Journal for Art in Early Childhood Education, 2(1), Article 5.  Available at www.artinearlychildhood.org/artec//index.php?option=com_journals&Itemid=59&task=show&id=6

Fox, J. E., & Dempsey, J. (1996).  Swings in the outdoor play environment:  A worthwhile investment for young children.  International Play Journal, 4(1), 39-49.

National:
Lee, J., Fox, J., & Brown, A. (2010; In Press). Content analysis of children's mathematics proficiency. Education and Urban Society.
Fox, J. E. (2010, In Press).  Computers and art: Possibilities for young children? Journal of Early Childhood Education and Family Review.
Lee, J., Lee, J.O., & Fox, J. (2009). Time Here, Time There, Time Everywhere: Teaching Young Children Time Through Daily Routine. Childhood Education, 85(3), 191-192.
Autry, M. M., Lee, J., & Fox, J. E. (2009).  Developing a Data-Driven Assessment for Early Childhood Candidates.  Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 30(2),138-149
Lee, J., & Fox, J. (2009).  Children's communication and socialization skills by types of early education experiences.  Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 23(4), 475-483.
Lee, J., Autry, M. M., Fox, J. E., & Williams, C. (2008). Investigating children’s mathematical readiness.  Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 22(3), 316-328.
Fox, J. E., Alder, N., Fitrer, H., & McLeod, A. (2002). Recruiting and Retaining Teachers for Richmond Public Schools: Partnership Efforts. Metropolitan Universities, 13(4), 43-56.
Certo, J. L., & Fox, J. E. (2002). Retaining quality teachers. The High SchoolJournal, 86(1), 57-75.
Fox, J. E. (2002). Implementing Intel’s® Teach to the Future curriculum in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Lessons learned at the university and in the field. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 23, 245-249.
Alder, N., Philipsen, M., & Fox, J. (2002). The development of a course on schooling in the urban community. Curriculum & Teaching Digest, 4(1), 15-24.
Fox, J. E., & Diffily, D. (2001). Integrating the Visual Arts: Building Young Children’s Knowledge, Skills, & Confidence. In K. M. Paciorek & J. H. Munroe (Eds.). Early Childhood Education, 23rd Edition. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill.
Fox, J. E., & Rossi, J. A. (2001). Promotion and tenure in a PDS partnership. The Professional Educator, 24(1), 1-9.
Fox, J. E., & Lindstrom, P. (2001).  Teaching teachers to teach teachers.  Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, 22, 69-72.
Fox, J. E., & Branch, S. (1999).  Mary Munford Model School and Virginia Commonwealth University:  Unexpected benefits in a working partnership.  Peabody Journal of Education, 74(3 and 4), 285-288.
Fox, J. E., & Berry S. (1998).  Art in early childhood:  Curriculum connections.  Early Childhood News, 10(3), 6-12.
Davis, M. D., & Fox, J. E. (1998).  Junior faculty as liaisons:  The realities of PDS collaboration.  Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 19(3), 259-263.
Fox, J. E. (1997).  Swinging:  What young children begin to learn about physics during outdoor play.  Journal of Elementary Science Education, 9(1), 1-14.
Fox, J. E. (1996).  Back-to-basics:  Play in early childhood.  Early Childhood News, 8(5), 18-24.
Fox, J. E., & Tipps, R. S. (1995).  Young children's development of swinging behaviors.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 10(4), 491-504.

Regional:
Fox, J. E., & Diffily, D. (2001).  Art in early childhood education:  A means and an end in appropriate curriculum.  Dimensions of Early Childhood, 29(1), 3-10.
Fox, J. E. (2000).  Constructive play in the kindergarten art center.  Dimensions of Early Childhood, 28(4), 15-20.
Fox, J. E. (1999).  "It's time to go home!"  Reframing dismal routines.  Dimensions of Early Childhood, 27(3), 11-15.

State:
Fox, J. E., Barringer, D., & Shirley, J. (2003). Clinical faculty in school-university partnerships. Teacher Educators Journal, 13(1), 9-25.
Diffily, D., & Fox, J. E. (2002).  Literacy development supported in all learning centers.  Texas Child Care Quarterly.
Fox, J. E., & Englebright, C. L. (1991).  Teaching methods to meet the needs of limited English proficient children.  The Kentucky Reading Teacher, 12(1), 3-5.

Non-Refereed Papers:
Englebright, C. L., & Fox, J. E. (2006). 41 ways to do justice to our favorite books.  Instructor, 115(5), 54-55.
Fox, J. E., & Certo, J. (2001). Retaining teachers across the professional continuum: Review of Literature.  Richmond, VA:  Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium.
Certo, J. & Fox, J. E. (2001). Retaining quality teachers. Richmond, VA: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium.
Fox, J. E., & Certo, J. (1999).  Recruiting and retaining teachers:  A review of the literature.  Richmond, VA:  Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium.
Fox, J. E. (1996, March).  Play:  An intergenerational experience.  PlayRights, 28(1), 13-15.
Fox, J. E. (1995, November).  Play:  An intergenerational experience.  IPA Newsletter, 42, 1-4.
Fox, J. E. (1993).  Infant and toddler language development.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 354 987)
Fox, J. E. (1992, Fall).  Safety in our homes.  Association for Childhood Education International Focus on Infancy, (Newsletter), p. 3.
Fox, J. E.  (1992, Spring).  Infant and toddler language development:  Diversity and universality.  Association for Childhood Education International Focus on Infancy. (Newsletter), p. 1,3.
Fox, J. E. (1992).  A selected review of the literature on African American culture.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 351 133)
Fox, J. E. (1991).  Condition common in children.  ATPE Journal, 11(4), 32.

Books:
Schirrmacher, R., & Fox, J. E. (2008). Art and Creative Development for Young Children, 6th ed.. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Delmar Cengage Learning. 

Entries/Chapters in Books:
Fox, J. E. (2010).  Visual Arts. In L. A. Rosado (Ed.) The Best Teachers’ Test Preparation for the TExES 191 Generalist EC-6. Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education Association. 
Fox, J. E. & Lindstrom, P. K. (2006).  Learning together to face the challenge of preparing urban teachers (pp. 123-126). In Cheryl Kershaw (Ed.) Voices and Reflections: An Urban Education Handbook.  Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee.
Fox, J. E. (2006). Job-sharing in a boundary spanning role.  In K. Howey (Ed.) Boundary Spanning Roles. Milwaukee: Holmes Partnership.
Fox, J. E. (2005).  Art experiences through technology.  In R. Schirrmacher Art and Creative Development for Young Children (5th ed.). Albany, NY: Delmar.
Fox, J. E. (2005). Assimilation. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Development. New York: Elsevier.
Fox, J. E. (2005). Accommodation. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Development. New York: Elsevier.
Fox, J. E. (2002).  Observing children during recess.  In R. Clements (Ed.), Elementary school recess:  Selected readings, games and activities for teachers and parents.  Boston:  American Press.
Fox, J. E. (1999).  Constructive play in the early childhood art center.  In M. Guddemi, T. Jambor, & Skrupskelis, A. (Eds.).  Play in a changing Society:  Research, Design, and Application (pp. 46-48).  Little Rock, AR:  Southern Early Childhood Association.
Fox, J. E. (1996).  The power of play.  In D. Diffily & K. Morrison (Eds.).  Family-friendly communication for early childhood programs (p. 4).  Washington, D.C.:  NAEYC.
Fox, J. E. (1996).  The listening center.  In D. Diffily & K. Morrison (Eds.).  Family-centered communication for early childhood programs (p. 20).  Washington, D.C.:  NAEYC.
Fox, J. E. (1996).  Learning language.  In D. Diffily & K. Morrison (Eds.).  Family-friendly communication for early childhood programs (p. 47).  Washington, D.C.:  NAEYC.
Fox, J. E. (1996).  Moving and young children.  In D. Diffily & K. Morrison (Eds.).  Family-friendly communication for early childhood programs (p. 109).  Washington, D.C.:  NAEYC.
Diffily, D., and Morrison, K. (Eds.). (1995).  Helping parents understand.  Fort Worth, TX:  Fort Worth Area Association for the Education of Young Children.

Four entries:      The Listening Center (p. 12)
Moving and Young Children (p. 57)
Oral Language Development (p. 103)
Play (p. 118)

These entries formed the basis for the entries in the 1996 NAEYC publication.

Current Scholarly Projects: The Role of Drawing in Kindergarten Children’s Science Observations Selected Presentations: 
Fox, J. E., & Lee, J. (2011). The role of drawing in young children’s science observations.  American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.
Lee, J., & Fox, J. (2010). Exploring children’s communication and socializations skills. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.
Lee, J. Fox, J., & Brown, A. (2010). Content analysis of children’s mathematics proficiency. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.
Autry, M. M., Lee, J., & Fox, J. (2008). Developing a Data-Driven Assessment for Early Childhood Teacher Candidates.  American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
Lee, J., Autry, M. M., & Fox, J. (2008). Assessing Children’s Mathematics Readiness.  American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
Fox, J. E., & Certo, J. (2002). Retaining Quality Teachers. American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Fox, J. (2010). Keeping It Real: Collaborative Research on the Integration of Drawing in a Kindergarten Science Unit.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Art Education Association, Baltimore, MD.
Cavallo, A., Fox, J. and Lee, J. (2008). Revealing the Mystery (Boxes): Exploring Elementary School Students' Views and Understandings of Science. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, St. Louis, MO.