Petronella Cameron, Ph.D.
Department of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Petronella Cameron
Dr. Petronella Cameron is currently an online instructor at Capella University. She is also currently teaching online graduate and undergraduate courses Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, New York. She taught graduate courses in Early childhood at California State. As well, Dr. Cameron taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Central State University in Ohio during her tenure as the Early Childhood Program Coordinator, the University's Supervisor for student teacher candidates, and the Co-Chair for the Field and Clinical Experiences at Central State University for four years. Dr. Cameron has chaired and mentored graduate students at California State University and Central State University. She also taught in the public and private early childhood preschools for several years in Los Angeles and in the Caribbean. Dr. Cameron has developed and conducted several workshops and presentations aimed at addressing current trends and issues in Early Childhood Education in the West Indies and in the State of Ohio. Dr. Cameron had worked extensively as content and methodologist specialist in mentoring dissertation students..
Academic and Professional Achievements and Awards
PhD in Early Childhood Education, Walden University, Minnesota
Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education, California University, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology, Los Angeles, California
Early Childhood Program Director Permit from Teaching Credentialing California
Online Teaching Certificate from Upper Iowa University
Fostering Creative Skills in Early Childhood Education
Community involvement and Early Childhood
Multicultural Education and Early Childhood
Cognitive Development and Learning
Selected Publications and Funding
Cameron, P., & Chirume, E. (2017). Teacher’s role in assisting children in valuing and
appreciating ethnic differences. (Under Review).
Cameron, P., & Lao, T. (2013). The role of preschool environments in facilitating social and creative
skills. Global Education Journal, (2), 1.
Henry, N., Hadley, W., & P. Cameron (2014). Examining the Effects of Preschool Teachers’ Pedagogical
Practices on African American Students’ School Readiness. Journal of Teacher Education
Olaiya, A., & Cameron, P. (2012). Exploring parents’ and teachers’ perspectives on why young children
are academically hurried today and its’ implications. International Journal of Early Childhood
Education, 20, 59–73.
Olaiya, A., & Cameron, P. (2011). Does gender really matter among preschoolers? Exploring
stereotypes and gender formation among preschoolers. Southern Early Childhood Association,
Cameron, P. (2018). Conference presentation El Camino College Los Angeles California Technology and Early Childhood.
Cameron, P. (2018) Presentation: Teaching Autistic Children using a Robot California State
University Los Angeles
Cameron, P. (2018) Early Childhood Curriculum and Music Education West Indies
Cameron, P. (2013). Seminar: Current Trend and Issues/Curricula and Early Childhood,
Play and Development: Montserrat, West Indies
Cameron, P. (2011). Multicultural Education: A Social Change Agent.
The National Urban Conference, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
Cameron. P. (2015) Conference: Play and Development in Early Childhood
Co. P.I. (2013). Praxis Preparation Workshops: Title III grant, Department of Childhood Education,
College of Education: Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, $38, 000
OTHER SCHOLARY ACTIVITIES
Cameron, P. (2012). Articulation Workshop to align curriculum with the National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Ohio Assessment for Educators (OEA)
Collaborators: Sinclair College, Edison University, and Wright State University
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, Columbus, Ohio
Cameron, P. (2012). Critique: Pearson’s Online Course: Nutrition and Safety in Early Childhood
Focus Group Conference: National Association for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC), Indianapolis, IN: Critique Pearson’s Online Courses
Associate in Liberal Arts
Santa Monica College
Bachelor's in Ethnomusicology
University of Los Angeles, California
Doctorate in Early Childhood Education
Master's in Early Childhood Education
California State University
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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
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M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education Master of Education
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