Ph.D., University of South CarolinaEd.S., Winthrop UniversityM.S., Winthrop UniversityB.S., Winthrop College
Dr. Ferguson teaches courses in early childhood education methods and home-school-community collaboration in the undergraduate and graduate programs and supervises teacher candidates. Her research focuses on hands-on mathematics, home-school-community connections and children's literacy development through play. This research has been published in state, regional and national journals. In addition, Dr. Ferguson co-edited the book, To Play or Not to Play: Is it Really a Question? Currently, Dr. Ferguson serves as Early Childhood Editor for the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics online journal, The MathMate and she served as President for the South Carolina Early Childhood Association in 2009-2010. She also holds memberships on the National Association of the Education of Young Children, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Southern Early Childhood Association and the Association for Childhood Education International. On a personal basis, she is married to Dane, a building sales representative and has two children, Lee and Kelly and four grandchildren, Kelsey, Tommy, Warner and Ava.Dr. Ferguson is a professor of Early Childhood Education in the Richard Riley College of Education at Winthrop University. After receiving undergraduate and masters degrees from Winthrop University, she taught in university child development laboratories and public school settings for 14 years. After earning a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, Dr. Ferguson entered the teacher education field at Winthrop University.