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Dr. Teri Talan, JD, EdD, holds the Michael W. Louis Chair and is senior policy advisor at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and professor of early childhood education at National Louis University (NLU). She promotes action by state and national policymakers on early childhood workforce and program administration issues. Previously, she led a child advocacy organization and an early childhood program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She holds a law degree from Northwestern University as well as a master’s degree in early childhood leadership and advocacy and a doctorate in adult and continuing education from NLU. Teri’s research interests include early childhood leadership, workforce development, systems integration, and program quality evaluation. She is coauthor of the Program Administration Scale; Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care; Escala de Evaluación de la Administración de Negocios; Who’s Caring for the Kids? The Status of the Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois; and Closing the Leadership Gap.
Abel, M. B., Talan, T. N., & Newkirk, M. K. (2017). Closing the leadership gap: 2017 status report on early childhood program leadership in the United States. Wheeling, IL: National Louis University, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.
Abel, M. B., Talan, T. N., & Masterson, M. L. (2017, January/February). Whole leadership: A framework for early childhood programs. Exchange, 39(1), 22–25.
Abel, M. B., Talan, T. N., Pollitt, K. D., & Bornfreund, L. (2016, July). National principals’ survey on early childhood instructional leadership: Executive summary. Wheeling, IL: National Louis University, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.
Talan, T. N., Bloom, P. J., & Kelton, R. (2014). Building the leadership capacity of early childhood directors: Evaluation of a leadership development model. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 16(1).
Kelton, R., Talan, T. N., & Bloom, P. J. (2013, Fall). Alternative pathways in family child care quality rating and improvement systems. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 15(2).
Talan, T. N. (2012, Winter). The program administration scale: Measuring quality using multiple sources of evidence. Connections Journal.
Talan, T. N., & Bloom, P.J. (2011). The program administration scale: Measuring early childhood leadership and management (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Talan, T. (2010, May/June). Distributed leadership: Something new or something borrowed? Exchange, 32(3), 1–12.
Talan, T. N., & Bloom, P. J. (2010). Escala de Evaluación de la Administración de Negocios para el Cuidado de Niños en el Hogar. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Talan, T. N., & Bloom, P. J. (2009). The business administration scale for family child care. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Fowler, S., Bloom, P. J., Talan, T. N., Beneke, S., & Kelton, R. (2008). Who’s caring for the kids? The status of the early childhood workforce in Illinois – 2008. Wheeling, IL: National-Louis University, McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership.