Faculty & Staff Profiles

Name:  Crystal Glover
Title:  Early Childhood Education Program Director, Associate Professor - Early Childhood Education
Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.Ed., Winthrop University; B.S., Winthrop University
Office:  304-L Withers/W.T.S. Building
Phone:  803/323-4937
E-mail:  gloverc@winthrop.edu 
Area(s): Working with children and families of low wealth; Culturally responsive and sustaining early literacy instruction; Culturally responsive and sustaining teacher preparation; Retention of teachers in high-needs schools

Dr. Crystal P. Glover joined the Early Childhood Education faculty at Winthrop University in the fall of 2014. Dr. Glover teaches several courses in the Early Childhood program including: Early Childhood Foundations, Early Childhood Math, Home-School-Community Partnerships with Diverse Families and many others. She also serves as a Winthrop Faculty in Residence at Ebinport Elementary School in Rock Hill, SC. Dr. Glover is actively involved in the local, state, and national field of early childhood. She serves as co-editor for the journal Provocations and Perspectives, a national publication of the Early Childhood Education Assembly of NCTE. Her research interests include working with children and families of low wealth, culturally responsive and sustaining early literacy instruction, culturally responsive and sustaining teacher preparation, and the retention of teachers in high-needs schools. Crystal is married to her husband Chioke and lives in Charlotte, NC. She enjoys traveling, baking, and cheering for her favorite team, the Carolina Panthers!