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Eva L. Essa University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Eva Essa is a retired professor of Human Development and Family Studies. She taught child development and early childhood education classes for 41 years at the University of Nevada, Reno. For 16 of those years she also served as the director of the Child and Family Research Center, which shifted from being a small laboratory school to a full-time program for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children of students, faculty, and staff during Dr. Essa’s years as director. Dr. Essa published several other books and numerous articles relevant to early childhood education. She has also been involved in a range of professional activities on campus, within the community, throughout the state, and nationally.