Faculty and Staff Profiles

SATOMI IZUMI TAYLOR
Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: sitaylor@memphis.edu
Office Location: 400C Ball Hall
Office Hours:
Profile

 Satomi Izumi-Taylor (Ph.D. Virginia Tech) teaches courses in infant/toddler development, constructivism in early childhood, and early childhood seminar. She also supervises doctoral studentsí dissertations.  Before she began working in higher education, she was a preschool and Pre-K teacher in San Francisco, CA for 12 years.

Dr. Taylorís areas of research and writing focus on play in different countries, infant/toddler development, constructivism, reflection, Japanese early childhood education, moral development, and play and technology.

Dr. Taylor has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in leading academic journals, including Young Children, Action Teacher Education, International Journal of Early Childhood, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, and Play and Culture Studies.  She has also published three book chapters, and has published 107 articles regarding infant and toddler development in Japan. Dr. Taylor serves as a manuscript reviewer for International Journal of Early Childhood Education, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, He Kupe eLearning, Tennesseeís Children, and Play Rights.  She received the ATE Distinguished Research Award in 1997, the Whoís Who Among Americaís Teachers Award in 2000, the Deanís Outstanding Award for Research at the University of Memphis in 2003, the Deanís Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004, the Whoís Who Among Americaís Teachers Award in 2005, the Deanís

Excellence Award in Mentoring in 2005, Ellerly Earl Crader Professor of Education Award in 2006, and Marquis Whoís Who Award in 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Additional Information

 

 

Education
  • Ph.D. Family and Child Development - Virginia Tech - 1992
  • M. A. Early Childhood Education - San Francisco State University - 1988
  • B. A. Sociology - Meijigakuin University - 1970

Work Experience

  • Head teacher, 3, 4, 5, & 6 year olds - Phoebe Hearst Preschool - 1978-1988
  • Instructor, Head Start - San Francisco State Extension - 1988-1989
  • Head Teacher, 3 & 4 year olds - VA Tech Lab School - 1989-1990
  • Graduate Assistant, Dept of Family & Child Development - VA Tech - 1990-1991
  • Graduate Assistant, Assistant Dean's Office - VA Tech - 1991-1992
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of C & I - Fort Valley State University - 1992-1993
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of ICL - University of Memphis - 1993-1998
  • Associate Professor, Dept of ICL - University of Memphis - 1998-2006
  • Professor, ICL Department - The University of Memphis - 2006-present
Honors/Awards
  • Distinguished Student Award - San Francisco State University - 1988
  • Graduate Student Award - San Francisco State University - 1988
  • College of Human Development Award - VA Tech - 1991
  • ATE Distinguished Research Award - Association of Teacher Educators - 1997
  • Award of Outstanding Service for Professional Development Schools - University of Memphis - 1997
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers - Who's Who - 2000
  • Dean's Outstanding Award for Research - University of Memphis - 2003
  • Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award - University of Memphis - 2004
  • Who's Who among America's Teachers - Who's Who - 2005
  • Dean's Excellence Award in Mentoring - University of Memphis - 2005
  • Ellery Early Crader Professor of Education - University of Memphis - 2006
  • Marquis Who's Who - Who' Who Among America's Teachers - 2007
  • Dean's Award in Excellence in Service - COE, University of Memphis - 2008
  • The Distinguished Teaching Award Nomination - The University of Memphis - 2008-2009
  • Distinguished Research Award Nomination - University of Memphis - 2010
  • Chair's Award in Excellence in Teaching - University of Memphis, Dept. of ICL - 2011

Teaching Experience

  • ECED8/7115 Readings in ECED - University of Memphis
  • ECED 6/4540 (U &G) Infant/Toddler Development - University of Memphis
  • ICL 7996 (G) Master's Thesis - University of Memphis
  • ECED 8/7100 (G) Values and Principles in ECE - University of Memphis
  • ICL 7992 (G) Special Project - University of Memphis
  • ICL 9995 (G) Research Residency Seminar - University of Memphis
  • ICL 9000 (G) Doctoral Dissertation - University of Memphis
  • ECED 8/7107 (G) Constructivism in ECE - University of Memphis
  • ICL 4901 Prof Development Schools (U) - University of Memphis
  • ICL 7706 (G) Family & Community Relations - University of Memphis
  • ICL 7991 (G) Independent Study - University of Memphis
  • ECED 3565 (G) Developmental Play in ECE - University of Memphis
  • ECED 6/4520 (U/G) Social Learning & Development - University of Memphis
  • ICL 4902 (U) Student Teaching - University of Memphis
  • ECED 8/7100 (G) Nursery, Kindergarten & Primary Teaching - University of Memphis
  • ECED 6/4510 (U/G) Early childhood Programs/Practices - University of Memphis
  • ECED 8110 (G) Direct Readings in ECE - University of Memphis
  • ECED 8/7108 (G) Seminar in ECE - University of Memphis
  • ECED 8112 (G) Supervised Research in ECE - University of Memphis
  • PSY 210 (U) Human Development - Fort Valley State University
  • C & I (G) Teaching Young Children - Fort Valley State University
  • C & I (U/G) Student Teaching - Fort Valley State University
  • C & I (G) EC Practicum - Fort Valley State University
  • ECE (G) Play and children's Activities - Seiwa College, Japan

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • Ed.E. - Yu-Yuan Lee - Spring 2009
  • Ed.E. - Junko Tokuda - Fall 2014
  • Ed.D. - Chia-Hu Lin - Fall 2014
  • Masters - Marianne Walsh, Laura Hutson - Fall 2003, Spring 2003
  • Doctoral - Jeanne Wilson, K.K. Wynn, Cheri Smith, Rene Crow, Zelda McMurtry - Summer 2001, Fall 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2009
  • Ed.D. - Ann Lovelace, Rhonda Harrington - Fall2010
  • ED. D. - David Ogden - Fall 2013
  • Ed. D. - Donna Jones - Fall 2014
  • Ed. D. - Meredith Krisell - 2014
  • Ed. D. - Michelle Cusick - 2014
  • Ed. D. - Julia Waters - 2014

Support

  • Funded - VA Tech (PI) - $100 - 1991-1992
  • Funded - The Ministry of Education, Japan (CO-PI) - $164,000 - 2001-2003
  • Funded - Kamakura Women's University, Japan (CO-PI) - $20,000 - 2005-2007
  • Funded - The ministry of Education, Japan - $180.000 - 2006-2009
  • Funded Mini-Grant - Association for Childhood Education International - $500 - 2012
  • Funded - Faculty Research Grant (CO-PI) - $4,300 - 1994-1995
  • Funded - Lipman Research Grant (CO-PI) - $3,000 - 1994-1995
  • Funded - Faculty Research Grant (PI) - $3,500 - 1998-1999
  • Funded - TAF (CO-PI) - $10,000 - 2003-2004
  • Funded - TAF (CO-PI) - $10,000 - 2004-2005
  • Funded - ICL Travel Funds - $700 - Spring 2007
  • Funded - ICL Travel Funds - $900 - Spring 2008
  • Funded COE Research Travel Funds - College of Education - $740 - Spring 2010
  • Funded COE Travel Funds - College of Education - $750 - Spring 2012

Outreach

  • Wings (Mentoring young children) - Frayser Elementary School kindergarteners - 1993-1998 - CREP & State Department
  • Inservice training - Early childhood teachers - Jan. 1994 - Shelby County schools
  • Haiku (Japanese poetry) sessions - Campus School Students/teachers - March, 1994 - Campus School
  • Action Team for Student Standards Project - Memphis City School Teachers - 1994-1995 - Memphis City Schools
  • Origami Workshops - Campus School 6th graders/teachers - Oct, 1994 - Campus School
  • Origami Workshops - Campus School 5th graders/teachers - Nov, 1994 - Campus School
  • Interpreter for Japanese-speaking children - Japanese speaking children - 1994-1997 - Riverdale Elem. School
  • Origami Workshops - Campus School Art Classes - March, 1996 - Campus School
  • Origami Workshops - Campus School Art Classes - Nov, 1996 - Campus School
  • Title 1 Support team - Memphis City School Teachers - 1996-1998 - University of Memphis & Memphis City Schools
  • Presenter/Trainer - Child Care Teachers - March 1997 - Salvation Army Daycare
  • Workshop Trainer - Elementary School Teachers - Nov. 1998 - Seigakuin School, GA
  • Scholarship Committee member - Lipman School - 1998-1999 - Lipman School
  • Presenter for Head Start Training Conferences - Head Start teachers - Aug, 2002 - Shelby County Head Start
  • Child care grant writing team - Christ Communion Childcare Center - Fall 2001 -  
  • Board member - Little Heritage Enrichment Center - Fall 2001-present -  
  • International Initiative team - International scholars and students - 1995-1998 - COE, U. of Memphis
  • Playful science and math activities - St. Francis Elementary School Students - Dec 10, 2004 -  
  • Science for young children - Little Heritage Childcare teachers - Dec 20, 2004 -  
  • Developmetal milestones - Parents of Collierville Methodist Preschool - October 2005 - Collierville Methodist Preschool
  • Japanese culture/origami sessions - Lipman School - Nov, 2005 - Lipman School
  • Fox 13 TV Good Morning Memphis - FOX TV audience - November 4, 11, & 18, 2005 - FOX 13 TV
  • Origami Sessions - Lipman School children - Nov 2005 - Lipman School
  • Multicultural Book reading and origami sessions - Kidergarteners - Jan, 2006 - St. Mary's School
  • Reading books from Japan - Toddlers - Feb, 2006 - Lipmans School
  • Origami Sessions - 4 year olds - Mach, 2006 - Lipman School
  • Origami Sessions - 1st graders - Sept, 2006 - Campus School
  • Origami and reading books sessions - 4 year olds - Dec, 2006 - Bright Ideas Enrichment Center
  • Origami session - Campus School first graders - April 2007 - Campus School
  • Constructivism Workshop - Preschool teachers - May 2007 - Bright Ideas Enrichment Child care
  • science workshop - preschool teachers - Oct 2007 - Bright Ideas Enrichment child Care
  • Science Workshop - Preschool teachers - November 2007 - Bright Ideas & Hope House Child Care Centers
  • Science Workshop - Preschool teachers - November 2007 - Bright Ideas & Hope House Child Care Centers
  • Thanksgiving Appreciation - Preschool teachers - Nov 2007 - Lipman School
  • Origami & Literacy session - Preschool teachers - December 2007 - Bright Ideas Child Care Center
  • Knitting & non-sexist session - Preschool teachers - Jan 2008 - Bright Ideas Child Care Center
  • Japanese history sessions - 6th graders - Feb 2008 - Mt. Pisgah Middle School
  • Constructivism Sessions - Bright Ideas preschool teachers - Feb 2008 - Bright Ideas Enrichment Preschool Center
  • Science sessions - Bright Ideas Preschool teachers - March, 2008 - Bright Ideas Enrichment Preschool Center
  • Origami Sessions - Hutchinson Kindergarten children - March 2008 - Hutchinson School
  • Science sessions - Bight Ideas Preschool & Hope Childcare Center teachers - Oct, 2008 - Bright Ideas Enrichment Preschool Center
  • Origami sessions - Hutchinson first graders - Feb, 2009 - Hutchinson School
  • Kitting sessions - First graders at Hutchinson School - March 2009 - Hutchinson School
  • Cooking sessions - First graders at Hutchinson School - April 2009 - Hutchinson School
  • Special education in ECE - Hope House Day Care Center teachers - November 2009 - Hope House Day Care Center
  • Diversity in ECD - Hope House Day Care Center teachers - December 2009 - Hope House Day Care Center
  • Family Literacy - Parents of Porter Leath Head Start Program - January 2010 - Port Leath Head Start
  • Annual Reading Fair's Judge - Students of Pleasant View School - January 2010 - Pleasant View School
  • Outdoor play session - Hope House Day Care teachers - November 2010 - Hope House Day Care
  • Head Start Toy Fair presentation - Parents, teachers, and administrators - November, 2010 - Head Start Programs
  • Integrating math, science, literacy - Hope House Day Care teachers - December 2010 - Hope House Day care
  • Constructivist science session - Goodwill Homes Head Start Teachers - Feb, 2011 - Goodwill Homes Head Start Program
  • Science session - Hope House Day Care Center teachers - Feb, 2011 - Hope House Day Care Program
  • Teaching science and literacy - Hope House Day Care teachers - March, 2011 - Hope House Day Care Center
  • Reading books and doing origami sessions - Evans Elementary School kindergarten children - April, 2011 - Evans Elementary School
  • Judge at the Annual Reading Fair of Mt. Pleasant View School - Mt. Pleasant View Elementary school students - April 2011 - Mt. Pleasant View Elementary School
  • Self-control session to Hope House Childcare - Hope house Childcare Center teachers - September 2011 - Hope House Childcare Center
  • Classroom management session to St. Ann School teachers - St. Ann School teachers - September 2011 - St. Ann School
  • Population Connection session - St. Ann School teachers - September 2011 - St. Ann School
  • Teaching peace - Hope House Childcare teachers - November 2011 - Hope House Childcare Center/ Lipman School
  • Caring for children's souls - St. Ann Preschool teachers - November 2011 - St. Ann Preschool/Lipman School
  • Social/emotional development of young children - Hope House Childcare Center teachers - March, 2012 - Hope House Childcare Center & Lipman School
  • Affective development of young children - St. Ann School teachers - March, 2012 - At. Ann and Lipman School
  • Science: Water play - Hope House Childcare teachers - April, 2012 - Hope House Childcare Center
  • Science activities - Hope House Childcare center teachers - OCt, 2013 - Hope House Childcare center
  • Science activities - GoodWill Homes Head Start teachers - Oct, 2013 - GoodWill Homes Head Start
  • Professional development session - Brooks Museum - November 2013 - Brooks Museum
  • Professional development session - Brooks Museum - December 2013 - Brooks Museum
  • Self-control for preschoolers - Hope House teachers - Feb, 2014 - Hope HOuse Child Care Center
  • Motor development activities - Hope House teachers - March, 2014 - Hope House teachers
  • Science: Cooking activities - Hope House teachers - April, 2014 - House House Child Care Center
  • Diversity - GoodWill Homes Head Start teachers - April, 2014 - GoodWill Homes Head Start
Service
  • Department - ICL Celebration committee - 2013-2014
  • Department - Chair, ECED Advisory Committee - 2013-2014
  • Department - ICL Early Childhood Search committee - 2011-2012
  • College Committee - Head Start Program Preliminary Assessment Report Committee - 2010-present
  • College of Education - COE Small Travel Funds Review Committee - 2011-2013
  • Department - ELED Search Committee - 2010-2011
  • Department - ECED Search Committee - 2010-2011
  • College T & P Committee - committee member - 2006-2007
  • College - Culture Building/Diversity/Community Building - 2005-2007
  • Department - Adjunct Committee - 2006-2008
  •   - Sunshine Committee - 2005-present
  • Department - Graduate Curriculum Committee - 2005-2008
  • Department - Early Childhood Search Committee - 2005-2006
  • Department - Coordinator of early childhood education program - 2000-2005
  •   - Coordinator of Graduate Studies - 2002-2004
  •   - Ready, Set, Grow Search Committee - 2004 Summer
  •   - Graduate Curriculum Committee (C) - 1998-2004
  •   - Early Childhood Education Instructor Search Committee (C) - 2004-2005
  •   - Early Childhood Search Committee - 2004 Spring
  •   - Early Childhood Search Committee (C) - 2002-2003
  •   - Early Childhood Advisory Committee (C) - 2000-presnt
  •   - Early Childhood Program Facilitator (C) - 1999-2004
  •   - Diversity Committee - 2000-2004
  •   - Tenure and Promotion Committee - 2002-present
  •   - Early Childhood Search Committee - 2003 Spring
  •   - Instructor/Coordinator Search Committee (C) - 2000-2001
  •   - New MAT Program Committee - 1999
  •   - Early Childhood Search Committee - 1999
  •   - ECED/ELED Instructor Search Committee - 1998
  •   - ECED/ELED Reading Committee - 1998
  •   - NCATE Committee - 1998
  •   - Lipman School Advisory Committee - 1997-1999
  •   - TEP Appeals Committee - 1997-1998
  •   - Advisory Committee for Project Smart - 1994-1997
  •   - Instructor/Coordinator Search Committee - 1996
  •   - Early Childhood Search Committee - 1993-1994
  •   - Special Events Committee - 1993-1997
  • College - College of Education Graduate Counsel Committee - 2002-2004
  •   - The Dean's Interview Team for Vice Provost for Academic Affairs - 2004 Spring
  •   - College Tenure and Promotion College Committee - 1998-1999
  •   - Lipman Director Search Committee - 1997
  •   - International Initiative Committee - 1996-1998
  •   - Lipman Scholarship Committee - 1993-1994
  •   - Research Advisory Council - 1995
  •   - College of Education Portfolio Committee - 1994-1996
  • University - Faculty Senate Committee - 1998-1999
  •   - Engaged Scholarship Committee - 2004-present
  • University 's Afriacn and African-American Studies - Committee member - 2004-present
  • University's Faculty research grant Proposal review Committee - Committee member - 2004-2007
  •   - COMMITTEE/EDITORIAL BOARD/OFFICE (if Chair, add [C]) - PERIOD
  • NAEYC (Young Children) - Consulting Editor - 1999-2001
  • International Journal of ECE - Consulting Editor - 2001-present
  • Dimensions of ECE - Consulting Editor - 2000-present
  • EC Research Quarterly - Consulting Editor - 2001-2004
  • AERA - Proposal Reviewer - 1999-present
  • Little Heritage Enrichment Cntr - Board member - 2002-present
  • NAEYC - Conference proposal reviewer - 2002-presnet
  • NAEYC - Professional Education Review Panel - 2004-2007
  • Tennessee's Children (TAEYC) - Consulting Editor - 2004-present
  • Editorial Board member - He Kupu eLearnig Journal - 2006-present
  • Manuscript reviewer - Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood - 2006-present
  • University's The first Ph. D. generation Committee - Committe member - 2007-present
  • ICL T & P Committee - Chair - 2007-2008
  • ICL , ECED Instructor's Search Committee - committee member - 2007-2008
  • ICL Sunshine Committee - Committee member - 2005-present
  • ICL, Research and Finance Advisory Committee - committee member - 2006-present
  • University Committee: Alternate Graduate Appeal Committee - Committee member - 2007-present
  • University Committee: Distinguished Research in the Humanities Awards Committee - Committee member - 2008-present
  • Early Childhood Education Journal - Manuscript Reviewer - 2008-present
  • manuscript reviewer - Early Years - 2014-present
  • Dept. ICL - ECE student/faculty exchange program with Chaoyang University in Taiwan - 2013-present
  • NAEYC (Young Children) - Consulting Editor - 1999-2001
  • International Journal of ECE - Consulting Editor - 2001-present
  • Dimensions of ECE - Consulting Editor - 2000-present
  • EC Research Quarterly - Consulting Editor - 2001-2004
  • AERA - Proposal Reviewer - 1999-present
  • Little Heritage Enrichment Cntr - Board member - 2002-present
  • NAEYC - Conference proposal reviewer - 2002-presnet
  • NAEYC - Professional Education Review Panel - 2004-2007
  • Tennessee's Children (TAEYC) - Consulting Editor - 2004-present
  • PlayRights Journal - Manuscript Reviewer - 2006-present
  • Memphis-Heritage Christian School - Board member - 2005-present
  • Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children - Board Member - 2005-present
  • Play, Policy, & Practice Connections - Newletter Guest Editor - 2006-2007
  • Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children - Rosestelle Woller Scholarships Committee (C) - 2006-present
  • Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children - Conference Proposal Reviewer (C) - 2006-present
  • International Journal of Children's Spirituality - Guest manuscript reviewer - 2011-present
  • Early Childhood Development and Care - Manuscript reviewer - 2011-present
  • Child Development - Invited manuscript reviewer - 2011-present
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., Harrison, M., & Wasson, R. (2000). Growing university liaisons: University professors who came to stay. In C. Chance (Ed.), Professional development schools: Combining school improvement with teacher preparation. Washington, DC: NEA.
  • Morris, V., Nursery, J., Taylor, S. I., Knight, J., & Brooks, P. (2000). Teacher empowerment: How does it emerge? In C. Chance (Ed.), Professional development: Combining school improvement with teacher preparation. Washington, DC: NEA.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. & Lovelace, A. (2007). Techknowledge: How children and early childhood education teachers develop knowledge through technology. In Y. Inoue (Ed.), Online education for lifelong learning. Hershey, PA: Information Science.
  • Ogawa, T., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (2010). Tech-Knowledge in Japanese Early Childhood Education. In S. Blake & S. Izumi-Taylor (Eds.). Technology for Early Childhood Education and Socialization: Developmental Applications and Methodologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 
  • Morris, V., Izumi-Taylor, S., & Smith, C. (2010). Promoting family involvement using technology. In S. Blake & S. Izumi-Taylor (Eds.). Technology for Early Childhood Education and Socialization: Developmental Applications and Methodologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 
  • Blake, S., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (Eds.) (2010). Technology for Early Childhood Education and socialization: Developmental Applications and Methodologies. Hershey, NY: IGI Global.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Brinson, S., & Ogawa, T. (2013). Hoiku genri [Principles of childcare]. In Y. Koizumi (Ed.), Amerika hokusharon [American teachersí views of childcare]. Tokyo, Japan: Gakugei Tosho.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., & Ito, Y. (in press). Japanese preschoolers rule the classroom through play. In J. Roopnarine, Patte, M., Johnson, J., & D. Kuschner(Eds.). International perspectives of play. Open University, an imprint of McGraw Hill Education, Great Britain.
Journal Articles
  • Refereed Journal Publications

    Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., Knight, J., & Wasson, R. (1996). Preparing teachers to reach out to families and communities. Action in Teacher Education, 18(1), 10-22.   

  • Taylor, S. I., & Morris, V. (1996). Outdoor play in early childhood education settings: Is it safe and healthy for children? Early Childhood Education Journal, 23(3), 153-158.     

  • Taylor, S. I., Morris, V., Wasson, R., Lichtman, M., VanBrackle, A., & Ogawa, T. (1997). If at first you don't succeed, Ganbare, ganbare, ganbare! International Journal of Early Childhood, 29(1), 64-71.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Morris, G., & Rogers, C. (1997). Toy safety and selection, Early Childhood Education Journal, 24(4), 235-23.    
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., Knight, J., & Wasson, R. (1997). Preparing teacher-leaders to reach out to families and communities. Research report refereed by the Association for Teacher Educators' (ATE) Research Committee and given at the 1997 ATE Award for Distinguished Research in Education. Report available from the Center for Research in Educational Policy, College of Education, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I. (1998). Alleviating barriers to family involvement in education: The role of teacher education, Teaching and Teacher Education, 14(2), 219-321.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Lichtman, M., & Ogawa, T. (1998). Sunao (cooperative) children: The development of autonomy in Japanese preschoolers. International Journal of Early Childhood, 30(2), 38-45.        
  • Abdi, W., Taylor, S. I., & Freilich, M. (1998). Science activities for teachers and families to explore with young children. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 26(3 & 4), 31-36.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Rogers, C., & Kaiser, J. (1999). A comparison of Playfulness among Japanese and American children. Play & Culture Studies, 2, 143-150.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (1999). We can cook! Snack preparation with toddlers and twos. Early Childhood Education Journal, 27(1), 29-33.  
  • Rogers, C., & Taylor, S. I. (1999). School play: Education for life. Kindergarten Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, 4(1), 1-19.    
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Wilson, J. (2000). Using children's stories to create caring and peaceful classroom environments, Early Childhood Education Journal, 28(1), 41-50.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Wilson, J., Kaneda, T., & Ogawa, T. (2000). Rules are made to be golden: A qualitative study of American and Japanese children's morals. Kindergarten Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, 5(1), 19-41.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Rogers, C. (2001). The relationship between play and playfulness of Japanese preschool children. International Journal of Early Childhood, 33(1), 43-49. †
  • Taylor, S. I., Ogawa, T., & Wilson, J. (2002). Moral development of Japanese kindergartners. International Journal of Early Childhood, 43(2), 12-18.    and play to encourage meaningful connections. PlayRights, 28(2), 4-10.
  • Taylor, S. I., Wang, W., VanBrackle, A., & Kaneda, T. (2003). What I want to be when I grow: a qualitative study of American and Japanese children's occupational aspirations, Child Study,33(3), 175-186.

  • Taylor, S I., Rogers, C., Dodd, A., Kaneda, T., Nagasaki, I., Watanabe, Y., & Goshiki, T. (2004).†The meaning of play. Journal of Ealy Childhood Teacher Education, 24311-321.

    Taylor, S. I. (2004). Let it be: Japanese preschools rule the classroom. Young Children, 59(5), 20-25.

    Taylor, S. I., Wang, W., & Ogawa, T. (2005). I think, therefore, I improve: A qualitative study of concepts of hansei (introspection) among Japanese adults. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education,1-11. †††

  • Peer Reviewed Journals

    McMurtry, Z., &s Taylor, S. I. (2005, Spring). Reading aloud: A win-win strategy. Tennesseeís Children, 8-10. 

  • Taylor, S. I., & Hsueh, Y. (2005). Implementing a constructivist approach in higher education through technology, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher education,26(2), 127-132.  
  • Harrington, R., & Taylor, S. I. (2006, Spring). Attitude is everything! Teaching science to young children. Tennesseeís Children, 23-25. 
  • Crow, R., McMurtry, Z., & Taylor, S. I. (2006). Integrating reading aloud and play to encourage meaningful connections. PlayRights, 28(2), 4-10.  
  •  Izumi-Taylor, S. (2006). Play of Japanese preschoolers in constructivist environments, PlayRights, 27(1), 24-29. 
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Sluss, D., & Lovelace, F. (2006). Nurturing childrenís love of learning through play and technology. He Kupu eLearning, 1(1), 35-47. 
  • †Izumi-Taylor, Sluss, D., & Turner, S. (2007). Three views of learning experiences using technology-enhanced teaching: How online video conferencing sessionscan promote students' construction of knowledge, He Kupe eLearnig, 1(2), 6-48.
  • †Izumi-Taylor, S., & Morris, V. (2007). Active play and cooking activities for toddlers. PlayRights, 29(3), 7-10.
  •       Taylor, S. I., Rogers, C., Ogawa, T., Pramling, I., & VanBrakle, A. (2007). Playfulness among
  • Swedish and Japanese children: A comparative study. Play and Culture Studies, 7, 153-146.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (2008). Sunao (cooperative) children: How Japanese teachers nurture autonomous children. Young Children, 63(3), 76-79.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (2008). Play and technology in group-oriented Japanese early childhood educational settings, He Kupu eLearning,1(4), 9-15
  • Lee, Y., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (2008). Technology and early childhood education in Taiwan. He Kupu eLearning, 1(5), 23-31.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (2009). Deep thoughts: Japanese preschoolers learning introspection with teachersí help. Young Children, 64(4), 86-90.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Ito, Y., Saito, M. & Kaneda, T. (2009). Who should be minding our children? A cross-cultural study of American and Japanese pre- service teachersí perceptions of childcare for children under age three. Research in Comparative International Education, 4(4), 393-405.
  • Brown, J., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (2009). Sciencing with young children: Moon journal! A child/family moon viewing experience with related classroom activities. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 37(2), 24-29.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Pramling, I. , & Rogers, C. (2010). Perspectives of play in three nations: A comparative study in Japan, the United States, and Sweden. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 12(1), 1-12.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Lee, Y., Moberly, D., & Wang, L. (2010). Reflective Skills of Pre-Service Teachers: A cross-cultural study of American and Japanese college students. Research in Competitive International Education, 5(2), 131-143.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Ito, Y., & Gibbons, A. (2010). Early childhood pre-service teachersí perceptions of teaching technology to children in Japan and the United States. Research in Comparative International Education, 5(4), 408-420.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Lee, Y., & Franceschini, L. (2011). A comparative study of childcare in Japan and the USA: Who should take care of our young children? Early Child Development and Care, 181(1), 39-54.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Lee, Y., & Franceschini, L. (2011). How are notions of childcare similar and different among American, Chinese, Japanese, and Swedish teachers? Research in Comparative and International Education, 6(2), 183-199.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., & Rike, C. (2011). Prepare healthy foods with toddlers. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 39(3), 27-33.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., & Rike, C. (2011). Resources for prepare healthy foods with toddlers. Dimensions Extra, 39(3), 17-20.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Ogdon, D., & Abdi, W. (2012). Outdoor play and science activities. Early Years, 33(2), 24-26.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Morris, G., Meredith, C., & Hicks, C. (2012). Music and movement for young children's healthy movement. Dimensions, 40(2), 33-39.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Morris, V., Meredith, V., & Hicks, C. (2012). Resources for music and movement for young children's healthy development. Dimensions Extra, 40(2), 15-18.
  • Cusick, M., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (2013). Class meetings: Using conflict resolutions to promote self-regulation in children. Early years, 34(1), 10-13.
  • Ito, Y., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (2012). A comparative study of fathers' thoughts about fatherhood in the US and Japan. Early Child Development and Care, 1-16. DOI: 1080/03004430.2012.746969.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (2013). Scaffolding in group-oriented Japanese preschools. Young Children, 68(1), 70-75.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Ogdon, D., & Abdi, W. (2013). Children as natural investigators: Science activities for young children. Early Years, 34(2), 20-22.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., & Scott, J. (2013). Nurturing young childrenís moral development through literature in Japan and the USA. Research in Comprative and International Education, 8(1), 38-54.
  • Ito, Y., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (2013). A cross-culutural study of American, Chinese, Japanese, and Swedish early childhood in-service and pre-service teachersí perspectives of fathering. Research in Comprative and International Education, 8(1), 87-101.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Ito, Y., Lin, C., & Lee, Y. ( in press). Pre-service teachersí views of play in Japan, Tawiwan, and the US. Research in Comprative and International Education.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., & Lovelace, A. (2014). Nurturing childrenís autonomy through literature. Early Years, 35(1), 28-30.
Presentations
  • Presentations (Refereed)
  • Lichtman, M., & Taylor, S. I. (March, 1993). Conducting and reporting case studies. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, GA  
  • Taylor, S. I., Rogers, C., & Lichtman, M. (November, 1993). The relationship between playfulness and creativity of Japanese Preschool children. Biennial meeting of the 2nd National Head Start Research Conference, Washington DC.  
  • Taylor, S. I. (September, 1993). Japanese culture and families. Presented to graduate students in ICL 7706 (Family and community relations for teachers) at the University of Memphis.  
  • Taylor, S. I. (January, 1994). Playfulness: How it relates to creativity. Annual meeting of the California Kindergarten Conference, San Francisco, CA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Ogawa, T. (March, 1994). A comparison of Japanese and American children's playfulness. Annual meeting of the Japanese Educational Research Institute of Early Childhood, Tokyo, Japan.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I. (October, 1994). Survival techniques for directors. The Memphis Association of Young Children Fall Mini-Conference. Memphis, TN  
  • Taylor, S. I. (February, 1994). Cross-cultural research. Presented to the Child and Family Research Group, the Department of Psychology, the University of Memphis.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I. (November, 1994). Teacher empowerment in Professional Development Schools. 23 Annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Nashville, TN  
  • Morris, V. & Taylor, S. I. (December, 1994). Mentoring urban African-American children at risk: A school-university-community partnership. Annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlanta, GA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (December, 1994). Empowering parents as partners and leaders in early childhood: The role of the director. The Memphis Association of Young Children Fall Mini-Conference, Memphis, TN.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Knight, J. (February, 1995). Creating and nurturing Professional Development Schools without major funding: A symposium. Annual conference of the Association of Teacher Educators, Detroit, Michigan.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Knight, J. (February, 1995). Preparing preservice teachers to take leadership roles in parent involvement/education programs in schools. Annual conference of the Association of Teacher Educators, Detroit, Michigan.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Rogers, C., & Ogawa, T. (August, 1995). Play and children. XXI World Congress of OMEP, Yokohama, Japan.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Morris, V., Wasson, R., & Knight, J. (October, 1995). Considerations of children's outdoor play environments: Cross-cultural awareness. 41st Annual Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Memphis, TN.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., Knight, J., & Wasson, R. (November, 1995). Changing roles and relationships in an urban professional Development School partnership. 24th Annual Meeting of Mid-South Educational Research Association, Biloxi, Miss.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Wasson, R., & Lichtman, M. (April, 1996). If at first you don't succeed, ganbare, ganbare, ganbare! Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.  
  • Wasson, R., Taylor, S. I., Morris, V., & Knight, J. (March, 1996). Diverse perspectives of participants in a kindergarten mentoring program organized and implemented by non-school personnel. 47th Annual Conference of the Southern Early Childhood Association, Little Rock, AR.  
  • Morris, G., Taylor, S. I., & Himel, M. (October, 1996). Young children in violent times: Creating caring and peaceful classroom environments. Annual meeting of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Nashville, TN.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I. (November, 1996). Young children in violent times: Creating caring and peaceful classroom environments, Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Dallas, TX.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I., Knight, J., & Wasson, R. (February, 1997). Preparing teachers to reach out to families and communities. Annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference, Washington, DC.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Knight, J. (February, 1997). Involving families in education: Using diverse teaching and assessment strategies to prepare teachers for this role. Annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference, Washington, DC.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I. (March, 1997). Family involvement in education: The role of teacher education. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Morris, V. (March, 1997). Playfulness of Japanese and American children. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Wasson, R., & Morris, V. (March, 1997). Occupational aspirations of Japanese and American children. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I., Knight, J. (November, 1997). Using diverse instructional and assessment strategies to prepare teacher candidates for involving families in education. Teacher Education Initiative Annual Symposium, Memphis, TN.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Morris, V., & Knight, J. (April, 1998). Inclusion in a Japanese preschool. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research, San Diego, CA.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., Knight, J. (February, 1998). Mentor-teaching as a source of professional development in a school-university partnership. Annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Dallas, TX.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Knight, J. (April, 1998). Are beginning teachers prepared to involve families in education? Annual meeting of the American Educational Research, San Diego, CA.  
  • Morris, V., Morris, C., & Taylor, S. I. (April, 1998). We did it once; can we do it again? Creating caring and nurturing educational environments for African American children. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research, San Diego, CA  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Rogers, C. (February, 1999). The relationship between playfulness and creativity of Japanese preschool children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of The Association for the Study of Play. Santa Fe, New Mexico.  
  • Wilson, J., & Taylor, S. I. (October, 1999). A comparison of moral development between Japanese and American children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Memphis, TN.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Brinson, S. (October, 1999). Children as problem solvers: Anti-bullying programs in early childhood settings. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Memphis,  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Brinson, S. (November, 1999). Children as problem solvers: Anti-bullying programs in early childhood settings. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans, LA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Wilson, J. (April, 2000). Moral development of Japanese and American children:   A qualitative study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Taylor, S. I., & Wilson, J. (April, 2000). Moral development of Japanese and American children: A qualitative study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Dodd, A., & Wilson, J. (February, 2001). Playfulness and creativity in the lives of children. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Association for the study of Play. San Diego, California.  
  • Rogers, C., & Taylor, S. I. (February, 2002). Playfulness among Swedish and Japanese children: A comparative study. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Play. Santa Fe, NM.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (April, 2002). A qualitative study of American and Japanese kindergarteners' moral development. Paper presented to the annual meeting of AERA. New Orleans, LA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (April, 2002). Occupational aspirations of American and Japanese firstgraders. Paper presented to the annual meeting of AERA. New Orleans, LA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Dodd, A., & Morris, V. (November, 2002). Young children in stressful times: Creating caring and peaceful classroom environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. New York.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Rogers, C., & Dodd, A. (November, 2002). Meaning of play. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. New York.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (November, 2002). The right to play. Paper presented at the annual meeting   of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. New York.
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (April, 2003). The concept of hansei (reflection) of parents, family members,   and teachers of Japanese kindergartners. Paper presented to the annual meeting of AERA. Chicago.
  • Taylor, S. I., Abdi, W., & Dodd, A. (November, 2003). Sciencing with young children: How to   teach science in playful and meaningful ways. Paper presented to at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Anaheim, California.
  •  Kaneda, T., Watanabe, Y., Goshiki, T., Nagasaki, I., & Taylor, S. I. (September, 2003). Personality   development of school children and early childhood care and education. European Early Childhood Education Research Association. Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Taylor, S. I., Dodd, A., & Koizumi, Y. (April, 2004). What Japanese college students say about reflection: A qualitative study. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, California.  
  •  Abdi, W., Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (November, 2004). Science play: Hands-on, inquiry based explorations for preschool teachers as learners and as facilitators. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Anaheim, CA. 

  • Taylor, S. I. (May 2004). Integrating research and teaching with IP-based videoconferencing technology. Presented to the TechEX 2004 conference. University of Memphis.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Hsueh, Y., & Sluss, D. (June, 2005). Implementing a constructivist approach in higher education through technology. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. Miami, FL.

    Abdi, W., & Taylor, S. I. (December, 2005). An inquiry-based approach to teaching science to young children. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, DC.Taylor, S. I. (December, 2005). Supporting play in the 21st century: Discussions of current research and practice. Panel discussion of the play & research at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, DC.

  • Kaneda, T., Obana, M., & Taylor, S. I. (July, 2006). Who is caring for young children? A cross-cultural study in the US and Japan. Poster presented at the annual conference of the International Applied Psychology. Athens, Greece.   
  • Taylor, S. I. (November, 2006). Play, development, and early education: a discussion with researchers sponsored by Play, Practice, and Policy Interest Group. Panel discussion of the play & research at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlanta, GA.   
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Sluss, D., & Abdi, W. (November, 2006). Children as scientists: Constructivist approach to teaching science. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlanta, GA.   
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (April, 2007). TeachersĀf perspectives on play in Japan, the US, and Sweden. Presented at the annual conference of the International Play Association-USA/Canada. Rochester, NY.
  • Meredith, C., & 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.
  • Kaneda, T., Ichimi, M., Ithoh, Y., Shishido, T., Mizuno, K., Ryu, K., Ryu, R., Kyo, T., Syu, N.,Izumi-Taylor, S., Obana, M., Samuelsson, I., & Engdah, I. (August, 2007). Who should raise our children under the age of three? Presented at the annual conference of OMEP World Congress Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (November, 2007). What teachers say about play in Japan, the US, and Sweden. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Chicago, IL.
  • Meredith, C., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (March, 2008). Letís start them out right! Developing childrenís love of learning through play. Presented at the fifth annual induction and mentoring symposium: The University of Memphis. Memphis, TN.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Rogers, C., Pramling, I., Mcmurtry, Z., & Crow, R. (March, 2008). Play in Japan, the US, and Sweden: A cross-cultural study of Teachersí views of play. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., & Abdi, W. (November, 2008). Integrating science and reading. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Dallas, TX.
  • Crow, R., & Taylor, S. I. (November 2008). Interactive behavior picture stories: Building Social and emotional competence in children with challenging behaviors. Presented at the Annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Dallas, TX.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., & Smith, C. (April, 2009). Diversity for leaders. Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children. Memphis, TN.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., Smith, C, & Tokuda, J. (January, 2010). Diversity in early childhood education. Presented at the annual conference of the southern Early Childhood Association. Little Rock, AK.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., 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, AK.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., 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. (April, 2010). A comparison of technology use in American and Japanese Early childhood education. Poster presented to the annual conference of the Association for Childhood Education International. Phoenix, AZ.
  • 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., & Cummings, B. (April, 2011). A comparison of technology use in American and Japanese early childhood education. Poster presented to the annual conference of the Association for Childhood Education International. New Orleans, LA.
  • Meredith, C., Izumi-Taylor, S., & McMurtry, Z. (November, 2011). Integrating science, math, social studies, and literacy.Presented at the NAEYC annual conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Pramling, I., & McMurtry, Z. (November, 2011). Teachers' views of play in Japan, the US, and Sweden. Research poster presentation at the NAEYC annual conference. Orlando, Fl.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., & Cummings, B. (March, 2011). Father involvement in China, Japan, Sweden, and the US: Pre-service and in-service teachers' concepts. Poster session at the Association for Childhood Education International. Washington, DC.
  • Meredith, C., Izumi-Taylor, S., & Cummings, B. (March, 2011). A comparison of American and Japanese pre-service teachers' perceptions of childcare. Poster session at the Association for Childhood Education International. Washing ton, DC.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., Cummings, B. (2013). A comparative study of pre-service teachers' views of play in Japan, Taiwan, and the US. Symposium presented at the annual international conference of the Association for the Study of Play and the American Association for the Child's Right to play. Newark, Delaware, March.
  • Meredith, C., Cummings, B., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (2013). Playing to learn. Workshop presented at the annual international conference of the Association for the Study of Play and the American Association for the Child's right to Play. Newark, Delaware, March.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (May, 2013). Play perspectives of American, Japanese, and Taiwanese pre-service teachers. Presented to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty of education at National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (May, 2013). Children's play and playfulness. Presented to graduate students and faculty of early childhood education at Chiayang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (June, 2013). Bullying: How we can stop and prevent it. At the annual parent conference of Kawasaki Futaba Kindergarten, Kawasaki-City, Japan.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., & Cummings, B. (April, 2014). Father involvement in Japan and the US. Poster presentation at the Association for Childhood Education INternational. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., & Ridway, K. (April, 2014). How to promote pro-social behavior through the use of dramatic play. Presented at the Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children. Memphis, TN.