Faculty and Staff Profiles

CATHY MEREDITH
Clinical Assoc Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: cdmerdth@memphis.edu
Office Location: 401A Ball Hall
Office Hours: Monday & Thursday 1:00-5:00
Profile

Dr. Cathy Meredith is an associate clinical professor in the area of elementary education. She received a B.S. in Early Childhood Education at the University of Tennessee at Martin, a M.S. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services at Memphis State University and an Ed.D. from The University of Memphis.  Dr. Meredith taught in the Memphis City Schools and also served as an assistant principal before becoming Director of the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program at Christian Brothers University.  She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate elementary methods courses here at the University of Memphis and is known for integrating children's literature throughout the curriculum. Dr. Meredith believes in Constructivism and helps students learn how to teach through the use of play. She is a member of the International Play Association and the The Association for the Study of Play. 

 

Additional Information

  umdrive:  cdmerdth@memphis.edu/public   


Teaching Experience

  • ELED 4352 Spring 2009 (U) - The University of Memphis
  • ELED 4354 Spring 2009 (U) - The University of Memphis
  • ICL 4004 Spring 2009 (U) - The University of Memphis
  • ICL 6004 Spring 2009 (G) - The University of Memphis
  • RDNG 4241 Spring 2009 (U) - The University of Memphis
  • ICL 7059 Summer 2009 (G) - The University of Memphis
  • ICL 7059 Summer 2009 (G) - The University of Memphis
  • ICL 7709 Summer 2009 (G) - The University of Memphis
  • ELED 3242 Fall 2009 (U) - The University of Memphis
  • ELED 4351 Fall 2009 (U) - The University of Memphis
  • ELED 4354 Fall 2009 (U) - The University of Memphis
Presentations
  • *Meredith, C.D., Cummings, B.J. & Taylor, S. (October 2011) Integrating Math, Science, Social Studies and Literacy Activities in the Early Childhood Classroom. Presented at the annual conference of Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children. Memphis. TN.    
  • Meredith, C.D., Izumi-Taylor, S., & Cummings, B. (November, 2010). Toy Safety and Selection for Early Childhood and Elementary Children. Presented at the annual conference of Ready, Set, Grow!. Memphis, TN.  
  • *Meredith, C., Izumi-Taylor, S., & Tokuda, J. (November, 2010).  Authentic experiences integrating science, math, social studies, and literacy.  The annual conference of the National Association for Education of Young Children.  Anaheim, CA.    
  • *Izumi-Taylor, S. & Meredith, C. D. (April, 2010).  A comparison of technology use in American and Japanese early chilhood education.  Poster presented to the annual conference of the Association for Childhood Education International. Phoenix, AZ .    
  • *Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C.D., Cummings, B., & Tokuda, J. (April 2010).  Integration of science and literacy through meaningful activities.  Presented at the annual  conference of the Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children. Memphis, TN.   
  • *Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C.D., Smith, C. & Tokuda, J. (January, 2010). Playful integration of science, math, social studies and literacy.  Presented at the annual conference of the Southern Early Childhood Association. Little Rock, AR.   
  • *Meredith, C.D. & Izumi-Taylor, S., Smith, C. & Tokuda, J. (January, 2010).  Diversity in early childhood education: How teachers can promote it in the classroom. Presented at the annual conference of the Southern Early Childhood Association. Little Rock, AR.       
  • Meredith, C. D. (February, 2009). Integrating reading across disciplines. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. Memphis, TN.
  • *Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C. D. & Smith, C. (April, 2009). Diversity for leaders.  Presented at Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children. Memphis, TN.    
  • Meredith, C. D. (August, 2009). Sharing Tnhistoryforkids.com. Memphis City Schools Social Studies Inservice. Memphis, TN. 
  • Meredith, C. D. & Reeves, K.C. (December, 2009). Best toys for infants and toddlers. Presented at Ready, Set, Grow Parent Meeting. Memphis, TN.  
  • Meredith, C.D. (2008). Reading first professional development for reading improvement. (5 Days) Presented to the faculty of LaRose Elementary, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN.  
  • *Meredith, C. D., Izumi-Taylor, & Cummings, B. (March, 2008). Let's Start Them Out Right!  Developing Children's Love of Learning Through Play. Presented at the 5th Annual Induction and Mentoring Symposium of the University of Memphis. Memphis, TN.  
  • *Meredith, C. D., Izumi-Taylor, S. & Lovelace, A. (April, 2008). Constructive Teaching in Early Childhood Education. Presented at the annual conference of Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children and Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council. Memphis, TN.    
  • *Meredith, C.D. (October, 2008). Learning and teaching the standards. Sites-M Workshop, LeMoyne Owen College, Memphis, TN.    
  • *Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C.D. & Cummings, B. S. (November, 2008). Integrating Science and Reading. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Dallas, TX.     
  • *Meredith, C.D. (February, 2007). Hands on math activities for grades K-8. Presentation to faculty St. Anne Catholic School, Memphis, TN.  
  • *Meredith, C.D., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (April, 2007).  Integration of concepts through play.  Presented at the annual conference of the International Play Association - USA/Canada:  The Association for the Study of Play, Rochester, NY.     
  • *Meredith, C.D. (July, 2007). Using the newspaper to motivate students. Presented at the Annual Newspaper in the Classroom Conference, Memphis, TN.       
  • *Meredith, C.D. (September, 2007). Let's celebrate the mad scientist in the elementary classroom. Presented at the TACEI Annual Conference: Tennessee Association for Childhood Education International, Jackson, TN.   
  • *Meredith, C.D. & Izumi-Taylor, S. (September, 2007). Constructivist activities for the preschool child. A series of presentations made to the faculty of Bright Ideas Preschool and Hope House Preschool, Memphis, TN.   
  • *Meredith, C.D. (October, 2007). Integration of concepts through play. Presented at the TAEYC annual conference: Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Memphis, TN.   
  • *Meredith, C. D. (November, 2007). Don't forget the gifted kids in the regular classroom.  Presented at the 2007 Beyond Access Conference, Memphis, TN.