About

Dr. Meilan Jin, Assistant Professor, has centered her teaching and scholarship on mixed methods research into the preschool years. Her dissertation is a collaborative cross-cultural study in preschool contexts in the US and China (Preschool Children’s Cooperative Problem Solving during Play in Everyday Classroom Contexts: China and the US). Her scholarship with Dr. Mary Jane Moran of the University of Tennessee and others has focused on preschool teacher's roles in inquiry, home visiting, and social problem solving. She is interested in developing a research agenda involving cross cultural learning associated with the WWU ECE program and the Southwest University in Chongqing, China and the associated preschool education partnerships.