Navaz Peshotan Bhavnagri

Navaz Peshotan Bhavnagri
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
215 College of Education

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday 4 to 5 and 8 to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 4 to 5 and 8 to 9
  • Additional hours by appointments.
(313) 577-0953 Office Phone
(313) 577-4091 Fax

Education

Graduate:           

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL  Ph.D., 1987.             
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. M.S, 1972.             
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. M.Sc., Child Development Major. 1966.             
  • Balkanji-Bari, Child Welfare Association of India. Graduate Diploma in Child Welfare. 1964.         

Baccalaureate:  

  • Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. B.Sc. Child Development Major. 1963.        

High School:     

  • Barnes High School, India. Overseas School Certificate of Cambridge, England. 1958.

Biography

  • 1990-09 College of Education, Wayne State University, Associate Professor.
  • 1987-90 University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX. Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education.          
  • 1973-81 New York City Community College, CUNY, New York, NY. Lecturer in Early Childhood Education.
  • 1970      Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. Lecturer in Child Development.     
  • 1968-70 Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. Director of University Preschool.     
  • 1967-70 Maharaja  Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. Assistant Lecturer in Child Development.     
  • 1965-67 Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India.  Kindergarten Head Teacher, University Preschool.
  • 1964-65 Bombay International Schools, Bombay, India. Kindergarten Teacher.   

Responsibilities

Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education.

Teaching: Under graduate and graduate courses. Guide masters and doctoral thesis.

Scholarship: Conduct research in early childhood education and publish scholarly articles.

Service: Serve on various University and College level committees.
 

Academic Interests

Dr. Bhavnagri's primary academic interest is in the field of early childhood education and child development. Her additional interest includes women's education in developing countries, international education, multicultural education, interdisciplinary education, education related to immigrants, activism and social justice. Her recent growing interest is in the use of apps for educational purposes with children, parents and community members.

Area Of Expertise

Ladd (1992) stated her first publication on linkages between parent and peer socialization “has evolved into a new paradigm within development psychology, and stimulated considerable research on mechanisms that link the two domains.”

Research Interests

Dr. Bhavnagri's research grants and research publications interests include topics such as children’s socialization by peers, parents, grandparents, and teachers; immigrant children and families; Headstart children’s socialization and use of computers; and parents use of apps for teaching children.

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Education: Parent and Community Involvement
  • Early Childhood Education: Goals and Practices in Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher Education: Student Teaching
  • Teacher Education: Introductory research methods
  • Techer Education: Masters Terminal Project

Community Engagement Activities

She has contributed to the academic community as a reviewer for Childhood Education, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Early Education and Development, Early Childhood Research and Practice. She also enjoys being a guest reviewer on other journals such as, Journal of Family Psychology, Multicultural Perspective.

She with Dr. Waker, received a grant of $10,700 from Communications Telecommunications Network (CTN) in parents using Mobiles out in the community as an educational resource.

Additionally, she enjoys participating cultural and historical activities such as visiting museums, musical programs, theater and ethnic restaurants; traveling; and viewing TV. programs such as pbs and C-Span.

Awards

  •  1972
    American Association of University Fellowship, Purdue Branch
  • 1971
    American Association of University Fellowship International Award
  • 2011
    Cited in Strathmore's Who's Who World Wide.
  • 2010
    Cited in Madison Who's Who Registry Network of Professionals

 

Grants

  •  Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds Expansion
    1996 - 1997
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton, Co-principal Investigator
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Three Year Olds
    1995 - 1996
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton, Co-principal Investigator
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Three Year Olds
    1994 - 1995
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton Co-principal Investigator
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds
    1996 - 1997
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton,Co-principal Investigator
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds
    1995 - 1996
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton, Co-principal Investigators
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds
    1994 - 1995
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton, Co-principal Investigators.
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds
    1993 - 1994
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton, Co-principal Investigator.
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Three Year Olds
    1993 - 1994
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton, Co-Principal Investigators
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds
    1992 - 1993
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton Co-Principal Investigator
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Three Year Olds
    1992 - 1993
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton Co-Principal Investigator
  • Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds
    1991 - 1992
    Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Making Mobiles Meaningful
    2014 - 2015
    Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Mary Waker

 

Presentations

  •  Mobile Learning & Study Abroad
    Bhavnagri, N., Waker. M. 2012 Michigan

 

Publications

  •  Perspective Taking of Immigrant Children: Children's Literature and Activities
    Mabry. M. & Bhavnagri. N. 2012 Multicultural Education 19, 3
  • Impact of Classroom Computer Availability on Preschoolers' Social Interactions
    Jannise, H. C., Bhavnagri, N. P., Li, X., Stanton, B., Jones, S., Butler-Jones, S. 2014 NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field. 17(3)