Gregory Braswell

Associate Professor
  • PSY 215.Sec 001 Educational Psychology
  • PSY 499.Sec 006 Independent Research For The Masters Thesis
  • PSY 502.Sec 006 Research Apprenticeship
  • Developmental research methods; Educational psychology; Black psychology
  • I am interested in how communities support children's learning of various skills including how to read, play and draw pictures. More specifically, I have studied children's development in the context of museums, schools and homes. Also, I am interested in parents' beliefs about how children develop.
  • Ph D - 2000
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Champaign, Illinois
  • MA - 1996
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Champaign, Illinois
  • BA - 1994
  • Earlham College
  • Richmond, Indiana
  • Braswell, G. S. (2016). Creation and validation of an observational tool to assess children's domain-general skills at museum exhibits. Visitor Studies, 19, 211-224.
  • Braswell, G. S. (in press). Preschool children’s participation in representational and non-representational activities. Journal of Early Childhood Research.
  • Braswell, G. S. (2015). Observations of representational practices by Indian-descent children in a US preschool classroom: Connections among people, spaces and artifacts. Early Childhood Education Journal, 43, 135-142.
  • Han, S., Braswell, G, DeSouza, E. R., & Rivadeneyra, G. (2016, October). Critical Reflection on Teaching and Addressing Diversity in the Classroom: Philosophy, Pedagogy, and More. 2016 Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference: Uniting to Challenge Systems of Oppression. Illinois State University, Normal, Il.
  • Braswell, G. S. (June, 2016). Going with the flow: The impact of a water-based exhibit on visito behavior at a hands-on museum. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, IL.