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Faculty and Staff

Angela C. Baum, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Department: Department of Instruction and Teacher Education
College of Education
E-mail: bauma@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-4947
Office: Child Development and Research Center 209
Angela C. Baum

Education

Ph.D., M.S., Human Development and Family Studies (Specialization in Early Childhood Education; Minor Specialization in Early Childhood Special Education), Iowa State University

B.A., Family Sciences (Specialization in Child and Family Development; Minor in Psychology), Truman State University

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Turner-McGrievy, G.M., Hales, S.B., & Baum, A.C. (2014). Transitioning to new childcare nutrition policies: Nutrient content of preschool menus differs by presence of vegetarian main entrée. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 114(1), 117-123. 

Baum, A.C., & Korth, B.B. (2013). Preparing classroom teachers to be cooperating teachers: A report of current efforts, beliefs, challenges, and associated recommendations. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 34(2), 171-190. 

Baum, A.C., Powers-Costello, B., VanScoy, I., Miller, E., & James, U. (2011). We’re all in this together: Collaborative professional development with student teaching supervisors. Action in Teacher Education, 33(1), 38-46. 

Korth, B.B., & Baum, A.C. (2011). Teachers supporting future teachers: A critical part of early childhood teacher preparation. Young Children, 66(3), 20-26.

Burton, M., & Baum, A.C. (2009). Empowering families to engage their children in meaningful mathematics. Teaching Children Mathematics, 16(1),12-15.

Baum, A.C., & Swick, K.J. (2008). Dispositions toward families and family involvement: Supporting preservice teacher development. Early Childhood Education Journal, 35, 579-584.     

Baum, A.C., & McMurray-Schwarz, P. (2008: Reprint). Research 101: Tools for reading and interpreting early childhood research. In K.M. Paciorek (Ed.), Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education 08/09 (pp. 81-84). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Baum, A.C., & McMurray-Schwarz, P. (2007). Research 101: Tools for reading and interpreting early childhood research. Early Childhood Education Journal, 34, 367-370.

Baum, A.C., & King, M.A. (2006). Creating a climate of self-awareness in early childhood teacher preparation programs. Early Childhood Education Journal, 33, 217-222.

Geist, E., & Baum, A.C. (2005).  Yeah, buts that keep teachers from embracing an active curriculum: Overcoming the resistance. Young Children, 60(4), 28-36.

Geist, E., & Baum, A.C. (July, 2005: Reprint).  Yeah, buts that keep teachers from embracing an active curriculum: Overcoming the resistance. Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web.

Baum, A.C., & McMurray-Schwarz, P. (2004). Preservice teachers’ beliefs about family involvement: Implications for teacher education.  Early Childhood Education Journal, 32(1), 57-61.

Baum, A.C., & McMurray-Schwarz, P. (2003). Improving teacher education: Preservice teachers’ beliefs about inclusion. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 24(3), 147-155.

Baum, A.C., Crase, S.J., & Crase, K.L. (2001). Influences on the decision to become or not become a foster parent.  Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 82, 202-213.

McMurray-Schwarz, P., & Baum, A.C. (2000).  Infusing special education content into teacher education courses.  Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 21(2), 249-253.

Book Chapters

Baum, A.C., & McMurray-Schwarz, P. (2014). Reading and interpreting early childhood research. In Saracho, O. (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education. Information Age Press. (referred) 

Baum, A.C., Welsh, K.L., & Freeman, N.K. (2014). Men in the field of early care and education: Perceptions of male and female early childhood professionals. In Watson, L. (Ed.), It Takes a Team Effort. Information Age Press. (invited) 

Crase, S.J., Lekies, K.S., Stockdale, D.F., Moorman, D.C., Baum, A.C., Yates, A.N., Gillis-Arnold, R., & Riggins-Caspers, K. (2000).  The effects of foster parent training on parenting attitudes, foster parenting attitudes, and foster care knowledge. In J.M. Mercier, S. Garasky, and M.C. Shelley II (Eds.), Redefining Family Policy: Implications for the 21st Century.  Iowa State University Press:  Ames, IA.  (invited).

Invited Publications

Baum, A.C. (2013). Thinking about guidance and discipline in your early childhood

classroom. The South Carolina ABC Child Care Program. www.abcqualitycare.org/pages/article_baum_guidance

Baum, A.C. (2012). Guidelines for facilitating smooth transitions. The South Carolina

ABC Child Care Program www.abcqualitycare.org/pages/article_transitions

Baum, A.C. (2007). Parten, Mildred. In Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia, (Vol. 3, pp. 592-593). Praeger Publishers.

Selected Presentations

International and National Conferences

Baum, A.C., & Schnake, K.L. (2014, April). The power of play: It’s more than just fun! Celebración del Día de la Niñez, Cali, Colombia.

Baum, A.C., Freeman, N., & Hunter, B. (2013, June). Investing in people: Building early childhood leadership capacity in South Carolina. National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Francisco, CA.

Korth, B.B., Baum, A.C., & Losser, J. (2013, June). The voice of the cooperating teacher: Supporting classroom teachers’ participation in the preparation of preservice teachers. National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Francisco, CA.

Muller, M., Baum, A.C., & Freeman, N. (2013, June). Infusing an equity focus into courses on growth and development birth – 8:  Debunking the notion that developmental theory is ethnocentric. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, San Francisco, CA.

Baum, A.C., Buccheister, K., Muller, M., & Freeman, N. (2012, November). Institutionalizing our focus on equity: One program’s journey toward reform. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA.

Korth, B.B., & Baum, A.C. (2012, November). Professional development for cooperating teachers: Recommendations for providing preparation and support. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA.

Baum, A.C., & Korth, B.B. (2012, June). Preparing cooperating teachers for work with future early childhood teachers: Current practices and recommendations. National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Indianapolis, IN.

Welsh, K.L. & Baum, A.C. (2012, June). Engaging family child care providers in South Carolina’s quality initiatives. National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Indianapolis, IN.

Korth, B.B., & Baum, A.C. (2011, November). Preparing cooperating teachers to work with future early childhood teachers. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

McMurray-Schwarz, P., & Baum, A.C. (2011, November). Examining preservice and inservice teachers’ perspectives about using a social networking site. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

Baum, A.C., & Welsh, K.L. (2011, November). Using reflective practice to enhance your family child care program. National Association for the Education of Young Children, Orlando, FL.

Selected Awards

Early Career Award in Teaching, University of South Carolina, College of Education, Spring, 2012

Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award, University of South Carolina, Fall, 2011

One of ten finalists for University Professor Award, Ohio University’s highest teaching award, Ohio University, Center for Teaching Excellence, 2001 & 2006

Vivian Roberts Faculty Award, Ohio University, School of Human and Consumer Sciences, Fall, 2002

Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 1998