Dr. Elizabeth Lilly


Department Chair
Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
A.B., Wesleyan College
M.Ed., Valdosta State University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Office:  HP432, ext. 8235

Elizabeth Lilly, Department Chair and Associate Professor, holds a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from Florida State University.  Her areas of specialization and research are emergent literacy, children’s literature, family involvement, and early childhood curriculum.  Dr. Lilly is a co-author of the textbook, Developing Partnerships with Families through Children’s Literature.   She has published in state, national, and international peer-reviewed journals.  Her most recent scholarship focuses on the use of children’s photography and interactive media to scaffold informational writing.

Dr. Lilly frequently presents at professional conferences and conducts professional development for teachers.  She has had the opportunity to study early care and education in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and the British Infant Schools in Oxford, England. Dr. Lilly served as the Project Director for an Early Reading First program for preschoolers under a three-year grant from the US Department of Education awarded to the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.  During her years in the early childhood classroom, she taught a variety of grades.

Traveling, photography, hiking, and reading are personal interests, in addition to visiting her two young grandchildren who live in Montana.