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Phone: 2593
Office: Bldg 2
E-mail: pdisterhoft@msmu.edu

Pat Disterhoft - PhD

Director of Early Childhood Education & Child Development, Child Development, Education

PhD Claremont Graduate University
MA Pacific Oaks College
BS University of Iowa

Director, Early Childhood Education Program

Biography

Dr. Disterhoft began her career teaching early elementary and preschool in New York City and Northern California. Upon completion of her masters degree with an emphasis on administration of early childhood programs, she directed child care programs in the Los Angeles area, most recently at CSU Northridge. During her doctoral program, she concentrated on life-span development and teacher education, working as a faculty associate in the CGU Teacher Education program. Her academic work continues to center on early education and child care programs.