Dr. Suzanne Quinn, PhD, Joins KOMPAN Play Institute Team


Dr. Suzanne Flannery Quinn, PhD, Syracuse University, USA, an expert in early childhood research, joins KOMPAN as the KOMPAN Play Institute Manager for the Americas. Suzanne brings years of expertise in early childhood education and research on pedagogic principles to KOMPAN Play Institute.

Suzanne joins KOMPAN after spending nearly a decade as a Senior Lecturer of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Roehampton, London (UK), where she was also Programme Covener of the MA degree and research member at the Early Childhood Research Centre.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Suzanne Quinn to the KOMPAN Play Institute here in the U.S. She will serve as an important addition to our team and a vital role in our U.S. organization,” said KOMPAN President, Tom Enright.

Suzanne conducts international research on a range of issues related to young children, their families, and teachers who work with children and families. With expertise in Froebelian pedagogic principles, particularly those related to play, materials, activities and environments, Suzanne brings this unique knowledge and expertise to the team at KOMPAN. She is also one of the editors of the 2018 Routledge Handbook of International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education, along with authoring and contributing to numerous research publications, presentations and scholarly articles.





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