Meet Our Team

Susan Kimmel, PhDSusan J. Kimmel, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD), at The University of Oklahoma. Among her areas of expertise are early childhood education, classroom coaching, school readiness, and managing change. Susan Kimmel, PhDPriscilla Griffith, PhD, is the Ruth G. Hardman Chair in Education and the Director of the Oklahoma Writing Project at the University of Oklahoma. Her areas of expertise are literacy education and teacher professional development.

Jennifer Quillian, MSJennifer Quillian, MS, has been an early literacy coach at CECPD since 2004. She is an associate developer of the Literacy Coaching Institute and a lead developer of the Literacy in Action series. Her areas of expertise are early childhood, early literacy, and literacy coaching.

Jennifer Stepp, MEdJennifer Stepp, MEd, has been a literacy coach at CECPD since 2004. She has been an associate developer of the Literacy Coaching Institute and Literacy in Action series. Her areas of expertise are early childhood, early literacy, literacy education, and literacy coaching.
Belinda Biscoe, PhDBelinda Biscoe, PhD, Assistant Vice President, College of Continuing Education, has helped to secure federal funding for four early literacy research grants. She has a background in experimental child psychology, common and higher education, leadership, and research and evaluation.