Navaz Peshotan Bhavnagri
- 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.
- 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.
- Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. B.Sc. Child Development Major. 1963.
- Barnes High School, India. Overseas School Certificate of Cambridge, England. 1958.
- 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.
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 scolarly articles.
Service: Serve on various University and College level committees.
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.”
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.
- 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.