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Jean Louise Hearn, EdD

Associate Professor


J Hearn


College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School
Early Childhood Education (Graduate Certificate)
Elementary Teaching (MA of Education)
Educational Specialist (Master of Science)
EPLY - Eppley Building - 440

Jean Louise Hearn, EdD

Associate Professor


Jean Hearn completed her undergraduate work at the University of Georgia, her Master's of Science in Education at University of Omaha, and her doctoral work at Creighton University in the Doctor of Interdisciplinary Educational Leadership.  Dr. Hearn has spent much of her career teaching in both public and Catholic elementary schools.  Currently she teaches both early childhood and elementary education methods courses.  Her passion lies in early childhood education, which inspires much of her research.

Dr. Hearn has three children (AJ, Hannah and Luke), one daughter in law (Liz), a beautiful grandchild (Harlow), two dogs, and a wonderfully supportive husband. 

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Interests

  • Early Childhood Education

Research Focus

  • Teaching methods that facilitate Catholic school identity in early
    childhood education classroom
  • Effective early childhood education methods and assessment in
    dual language settings
  • Using service learning to effectively teach elementary education
    Next Generation Science Standards project-based science methods courses 




Associate Professor