Jessica Essary, Ph.D.

Jessica Essary

Ph.D.
Co-Program Director, Inclusive Elementary Education
Associate Professor of Inclusive Education

Ph.D., Elementary Education, State University of New York at Buffalo

Ed.M., General Education B.A. Elementary Education, State University of New York at Buffalo

B.A., Elementary Education, Florida Gulf Coast University

Division: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Eddy Hall 312

Accepted & Upcoming- Essary, J, Barza, L. Thurston, R. (coming in 2020) Secondary Traumatic Stress Among

Educators. The Record. Kappa Delta Phi.
Essary, J.N. & Szecsi, T. (2018). Friendships Overcome Ignorance and Misconceptions: Teacher Candidates’ Exposure

to a Foreign Culture in an Online Cross-national e-pals Project. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies. 5 (1), 41-57.

Essary, J. & Hoot, J. (2017). Gender Equity in Diverse Curriculum Content: Views from Primary Teachers in Tanzania.

International Journal of the Whole Child. 2(2) (pp.4-17). ISSN 2474-297X
al Hashimi, S., Sheen, M., Essary, J., & Humeidan, M. (2016). Integrating Ethics Training into an Undergraduate

Research Program: Applying the Triplex Model. Teaching Ethics. pp.243-250.
Vlasov, J., Hujala, E., Essary, J. & Lenskaya, E. (2016). Longitudinal Study of Changes in Teachers’ Views of Early

Childhood Education in the USA, Russia, and Finland. Journal of Early Childhood Education Research (JECER) 5(1), 202-222.

Frovlov, D., Strekalova, E., Essary, J. (2013). Institutional Problems in Russian Education: How to move towards a knowledge-based Economy. Knowledge Cultures 1(3) (pp.55-64). ISSN 2327-5731

Essary, J. Bakuza, F., Hoot, J., Munisi, H. (2012). From “Street Children” to “Children of the Streets”- Changing views of OUR children in Tanzania and beyond. International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care. 1.

Essary, J. (2012). Strategies to Teach the Basics and Beyond: Young children participate in a cognitive apprenticeship as teachers and specialists collaborate. Childhood Education. 88(1), 331-334.

Essary, J. (2012, June). Dissertation: Gender Equity in Primary Teachers’ Pedagogical Decision Making in Tanzania. ProQuest/UMI

Essary, J. (2012). Talents to Give; Civic engagement opportunities to share rare funds of knowledge. Education Connection. ACEI New York State, 3(1).
Essary, J. (2011). Dear New York State ACEI Members. Education Connection. ACEI New York State, 2(2). Essary, J. (2011). President’s Corner. Education Connection. ACEI New York State, 2(1).
Essary, J. (2010). Leadership ACEI. Childhood Education. 84 (3), 158L.
Essary, J. (2008). ACEI 2008 Upcoming Conference Highlights. The Emerging Educator, 13(1), 1.
Essary, J. (2008). Inspiration Espresso?: Time impoverished educators motivated by the fun of learning. Education. 84 (2), 158L.
Essary, J. (2007). Building on Solid Ground. Childhood Education. 83 (2), 1620.
Essary, J. (2007). ACEI Membership- A golden ticket. Childhood Education, 84(2), 94-N.
Essary, J. (2007). A Challenge with the Greatest Reward; ELL. Childhood Education, 83(4), 224-P.
Essary, J. (2007). ACEI and the Importance of Membership. ACEI The Activist, 19(3), 5.
Essary, J. (2006). Starting Tomorrow: Student branch development. Childhood Education, 83(1), 32-H.

Childhood

Essary, J. (2006). Prepare for Takeoff; ACEI Involvement. ACEI The Activist, 18(3), 2.

Refereed International & National Conference Presentations

Essary, J.N. (July, 2019). Misconceptions of the Educational Ambassador Identity; Indigenous Voices in Early Childhood Education International Partnerships. Paper presented at the World Organization of Early Childhood Education International Conference (OMEP). Panama City, Panama.

Essary, J., Siebert, S., Langley, S. (July, 2018). Young Children Learning and Enacting Civic Engagement in their Communities. Paper presented at the World Organization of Early Childhood Education (OMEP). Prague, Czech Republic.

Essary, J. & Park, SR. (November, 2017). Preparing Teachers for Diversity through Intercultural Co-Teaching Practicums. Poster presented at the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Atlanta, Georgia. Barza, L. & Essary, J. (April, 2016). Parents' Support of a Laboratory Nursery School in the United Arab Emirates. Paper presented at the Global Summit for Childhood Annual Conference for the Association for Childhood Education International. San Jose, Costa Rica.

Essary, J., Strekalova, E., Park, S., Erdmir, E., & Bakuza, F. (2016, April). Taught to Give? Comparison of Early Childhood Civic Engagement in Five Countries. Paper presented at the Global Summit for Childhood Annual Conference for the Association for Childhood Education International. San Jose, Costa Rica.

 Szecsi, T., Essary, J., Mehan, M., & Suliman, F. (2016, April). A Cross-National Discussion of Diverse Childhood Cases: UAE and USA Teacher-Candidates React. Paper presented at the Global Summit for Childhood, Annual Conference for the Association for Childhood Education International. San Jose, Costa Rica.

Essary, J., Lary, M, AlJasmi, A., & Walid, H. (2014). An Iterative Cycle Investigation of iPad App-Play Equity: A content analysis examination of play-based learning components in apps for young children. Paper presented at the 11th European Evaluation Society Conference on Evaluation for an Equitable Society. Dublin, Ireland.

Ratliff, J.R., Allen, M., Essary, J., AlHashimi, S., & Al Anouti, Fatme. (April, 2016). Teaching Research Methods to Undergraduate Students in the United Arab Emirates: A case study. Paper presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. Asheville, North Carolina.

Lary, M. & Essary, J. (2014, April). Gaining a Sense of National Belonging in UAE Schools: A case study of a student with a Canadian Father and an Emirati Mother. Paper presented at the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Conference. Vancouver, Canada.

Elo, J., Essary, J., & Eeva H. (2013, August). Changes in ECE in the United States of America, Russia, and Finland 1991-2011. European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Conference. Tallinn, Estonia.

Essary, J. (2013, July). Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder Implications for Early Childhood Educators. The 65th OMEP World Conference. Shanghai, China.

Essary, J., Tamim, R., Jasmi, A., Husain, S., Jassim, S., & AlBlooshi, E. (2013, April). Publishing the First Student Peer Reviewed Research Journal in the United Arab Emirates: Founder’s Reflections. Association for Childhood

Education International. Instutitue for Global Education Diplomacy- Washington,D.C., U.S.A.

Essary, J., Strekalova, E., Park, S. & Erdemir, E. (2011, May). Seeing Eye to Eye in Early Childhood Classrooms: Exploring the development of an intercultural co-teaching model among international teachers. Paper presented at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) conference for academic disciplines, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Essary, J. (2011, April). Let’s Learn Together: Responding to scenarios that depict the academic struggles of refugee children. Paper presented at the Association for Childhood Education International Conference, New Orleans, LA. Park, S.,

Essary, J. (2011, January). Finding Common Ground: Using simulations to encourage intercultural communication in the classroom. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Niagara University International Conference

on Teaching and Learning, Niagara, NY.
Essary, J., Lim, J., Xiang, Y., Park, S., Strekalova, E., & Hoot, J. (2010, March). International Research on Refugee Children in Schools: Implications and future research direction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, Phoenix, AZ.

Szecsi, T., Giambo, D., Deme, M. Svetlana, Y., & Essary, J. (2007, March). Supporting Children’s MultiLanguage Development. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, Tampa, FL.

Szecsi, T., Essary, J., & Reynolds, E. (2006, April). You’ve Got Mail: Cross-cultural e-mail communication about languages and culture. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, San Antonio, TX.

Bedwell, J., Boessel, C., & Essary, J. (2005, March). Brazilian Immigrant Children in American Schools: A case study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, Washington, D.C.

Invited Speaker Presentations
Essary, J.N. (2018, April) Providing Young Children with Behavior Guidance: A Comprehensive Overview of 8 Classroom Management Approaches & 100+ Strategies. Invited by Excel by 5, a United Way organization. Oxford, Mississippi, U.S.A.

Essary, J. (2016, Oct.) Designing Cognitive Apprenticeships for Young Children. Invited by the Administration of the Early Childhood Learning Center. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Essary, J. (2015, March) Writing a Scholarly Research Report. First Annual Zayed University Workshop Series for Undergraduate Researchers. Invited by the Zayed University Office of Research. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Essary, J. (2015, March) Designing Learning Objectives with Bloom’s Taxonomy; A Content Integration Approach.

Invited by Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Essary, J. (2015, Jan.) Evaluation for an Equitable Educational Program: The collaborative processes of seeking inter-rater reliability. Showcase session presentation presented at the Zayed University Learning and Assessment Faculty Retreat. Invited by the Office of University Learning and Assessment. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Christina Davison & Essary, J. (2015, Jan). Mobile Learning for Beginners. Presented at the Zayed University faculty professional development day sponsored by the Center for Educational Innovation. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Essary, J., Godwin, C., Botnarescue, H., Fite, K.,Winters, S., Hardin, B., Strekalova-Hughes, E. Sandars, J.,
Vera, D., & Sharifian, M. (2014). Honoring our Past: Looking Toward the Future. A panel presentation to report the results of interviews with former ACEI presidents from various decades. History/Heritage of ACEI Session. Vancouver, Canada.

Essary, J. (2013, March). Components of Effective Leadership: A Guide for New Managers in Early Childhood Education Programs. Eyes to the Future: Early Years Education Forum and Exhibition, Early Years Educational Services of the Middle East. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Essary, J. (2012, March). Traveling to Tanzania. BTEP University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Essary, J. & Hoot, J. (2012, March). Children in Society: Tanzania. University of Alabama at Burmingham.
Essary, J. (2010, April). The Meaning in Learning: A holistic approach to educating refugee children. Paper presented at

the meeting of the Centre for Refugee Studies on Forced Migration, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Guang-Lea, L., Szecsi, T., Essary, J., Van Cleve, J., Wisneski, D., Md-Yunus, S., Warder, B., Compean-Garcia, N., Vera,

D., Blackwell, J. (2010, April). ACEI Award-Winning Educators’ Philosophy, Experiences, Achievement, and Stories of Working with Children. Invited paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, Phoenix, Arizona.

Essary, J. & Lim, J. (2010, March). Bridging Differences: Intercultural Interactions in a Multicultural Setting. Annual SUNY Child Care Conference. Saratoga Springs, New York.

Lim, J. & Essary, J. (2010, March). Ethics in Early Childhood Education: Policies and Practices. Annual SUNY Child Care Conference. Saratoga Springs, New York.

Essary, J., Strekalova, E., Warder, B., Rassi, A. (2008, March). Chapter Event and Idea Sharing Panel Discussion. Invited paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, Atlanta, GA.

Wortham, S., Hoot, J., Jones, R., Caropreso, E., Szecsi, T., Essary, J., Warder, B., Krider, D. (2008, March). Educators Inspiring Others. Invited paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, Atlanta, GA.

Essary, J. (2007, March). Writing Techniques for All Learners. Invited paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, Tampa, FL.

Essary, J., Beckner, D. (2006, April). Educate Your International Flavors: Students from outside the USA talking about their educational backgrounds. Invited paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, San Antonio, TX.

2012-2014 Essary, J. (P.I.), Tamim, R., & Wang, C. 49,944.00 AED and an approved 25,000.00 AED addendum to the original requested allotment, iPad App-Play for Young children: Analyzing and Evaluating the Educational Qualities of i-Pad Applications. Zayed University Research Incentive Fund (RIF).

2012-2013 Tamim, R. (P.I.), Colburn, L., Atallah, F., Doiron, G., Essary, J., & Dada, R. (2012-2014). iPads for Educational Change: ZU Professors’ and Students’ iPad use, Successes, Challenges, and Ways Forward. Zayed University Research Incentive Fund (RIF).

2013 Essary, J. (2012-2013). 10,200.00 AED Parents’ Perceptions of Young Children’s Technology Use in an Economically Thriving, Multicultural Setting. Zayed University Start-Up Grant.

2012 Essary, J. (2012). Association for Childhood Education International Grant Award for Special Projects, $500.00USD

2011 Essary, J. (2011). Mark Diamond Research Fellowship, $1,698.96
2011 Essary, J. (2011). State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate Association Travel Grant, $550.00

2019-2021 Membership Director, board member of OMEP-USA

2008-2010 President, Association for Childhood Education International, New York State

2006-2008 Executive Board Member, Association for Childhood Education International

2019 Co-Recipient, IJWC 2017 Outstanding Manuscript (i.e. chosen by the editorial board for quality, relevance, and rigor) “Gender Equity in Diverse Curriculum Content: Views from Primary Teachers in Tanzania”

2016 Recipient, Zayed University, College of Education, end-of-service award, “In Recognition of Outstanding Service”

2012 Recipient, FGCU (Florida Gulf Coast University) Alumni Soaring Eagles Society Award
2010 Recipient, Association for Childhood Education International Elizabeth Breathwaite Leadership Award

2006 Recipient, FGCU College of Education Student of the Year
2006 Recipient, FGCU College of Education Leadership Award
2005 Recipient, Association for Childhood Education International Presidents Council Leadership Awar