Jennifer J. Baumgartner
Bachelor's Degree: Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1997
Master's Degree: Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana, 2001
PhD: Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana, 2004
Phone: (225) 578-0312
Office: 101 Peabody Hall
Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner is an associate professor in the School of Education. She teaches in the PK-3 teacher certification program and early childhood education graduate program. Her research centers around two major issues: 1.) how philosophies and/or knowledge are translated into practices in children’s developmental contexts and, 2.) stress among teachers and children in early care settings. Her work is published in several journals, including Journal of Health Psychology, Early Child Development and Care, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education and Young Children. She has experience directing early child development laboratory schools and teaches critical perspectives in early childhood education, child development and stress in education courses. She serves as co-faculty advisor to the LSU student chapter of the Association for the Education of Young Children.
Awards & Honors
2013 Journal of Research in Childhood Education Distinguished Education Research Article
2012 LSU College of Agriculture nominee for U.S. Professors of the Year Award, The Carnegie Foundation of the Advancement of Teaching
2011 LSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture Teacher Honor Roll
2011 Service-Learning Faculty Scholar, LSU
2011 College of Agriculture recipient of the Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award
DiCarlo, C., Baumgartner, J., Caballero, J., & Powers, C. (2017). Using Least-to-Most assistive hierarchy to increase
child compliance with teacher directives in preschool classrooms.
Early Childhood Education Journal, 45(6), 745-754. doi: 10.1007/s10643-016-0825-7
Carson, R. L., Baumgartner, J. J., Ota, C., Pulling Kuhn, A. C., & Durr, A. (2016). An ecological momentary assessment of burnout, rejuvenation strategies, job satisfaction, and quitting intentions in childcare teachers. Early Childhood Education Journal. doi:10.1007/s10643-016-0831-9
Wilder, B. & Baumgartner, J. (2016). Helping Families Become Advocates. Early Years Bulletin, Summer,10-12. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/acei/docs/eybsummer2016.
Baumgartner, J., McBride, B., Ota, C., & DiCarlo, C., (2016). How much do they need to be the same? What parents believe about continuity between home and childcare environments. Early Child Development and Care. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2016.1160387
DiCarlo, C., Baumgartner, J., Ota, C., & Jenkins, C. (2014). Preschool teachers’ perceptions of rough and tumble play vs. aggression in preschool-aged boys, Early Child Development and Care. DOI:10.1080/03004430.2014.957692
Ota, C.L., Baumgartner, J.J., & Austin, A.M.B. (2013). Provider stress and children's active engagement. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 27, 1-13. doi:10.1080/02568543.2012.739588
DiCarlo, C.F., Onwujuba, C., & Baumgartner, J.J. (2013). Infant Communicative Behaviors and Maternal Responsiveness. Child and Youth Care Forum, DOI: 10.1007/s10566-013-9233-y
DiCarlo, C., Pierce, S., Baumgartner, J., Harris, M., & Ota, C. (2012). Whole-group instruction practices and children’s attention: A preliminary report. Journal of Research in Childhood Education 26(2), 154-168.
* winner of 2012 Distinguished Education Research Article in Journal of Research in Childhood Education
Marks, L. D., Hopkins, K., Nesteruk, O., Chaney, C., & Baumgartner, J. (2012). A qualitative exploration of why faith matters in African-American marriages and families. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43, 695-714.
Baumgartner, J., Burnett, L., Buchanan, T., & DiCarlo, C. (2012). An inquiry of children’s social support networks using eco-maps. Child and Youth Care Forum. doi: 10.1007/s10566-011-9166-2.
Baumgartner, J.,Ota, Carrie, & Smith, A. (2018, June) Early Childhood Student Teachers’ Views of Art Integration Following Service Learning Experience with Children’s Museum. National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Austin, TX.
Baumgartner, J., DiCarlo, C., Casbergue, R. (2018, June) Developmentally Appropriate Service: The DAP/P.A.R.E Model. National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Austin, TX.
Webb, A. & Baumgartner, J.J. (2018, March). Tigers THRIVE: Emerging Findings from an LSU Pilot Teacher Induction Program. Louisiana Educational Research Association. Lafayette, LA.
Baumgartner, J. (2017). Teaching and modeling wellness and self-care in the university classroom. Lilly Conference. Austin, TX.DiCarlo, C., Casbergue, R., Baumgartner, J. & Curry, J. (2016). Self-Care in Early Childhood Education: A Call for Integration within our Code of Ethics and Professional Standards of Practice. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Baumgartner, J., DiCarlo, C., Curry, J., & Casbergue, R. (2015). Self-Care in Early Childhood Education: A Call for Integration within our Code of Ethics and Professional Standards of Practice. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference. Orlando, FL.
DiCarlo, C., Casbergue, R., & Baumgartner, J. (2015). Video supervision of student teachers. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference. Orlando, FL.
DiCarlo, C., Baumgartner, J., Ota, C., Jenkins, C., & Deris, A. (2014). Preschool Teachers’ Perceptions of Aggression in Preschool-Aged Boys. Association for Childhood Education International, Vancouver, Canada.
Baumgartner, J. , Carson, R., & Ota, C. (2013). Daily Stress, Stress Reducing Activities, and Classroom Behaviors of Child Care Teachers: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. SRCD Biennial Meeting, Seattle, USA.
Grants & Funded Projects
Museum Volunteers. College of Human Sciences and Education Peabody Society Dean’s Circle.
$1842.40. July 2018- June 2019. Role: PI
Project: Knock Knock Museum Spring Break Pop-Ups 2018: A Community Partnership with LSU’s School of Education, CCELL and the Knock Knock Children’s Museum. Funding Source: University Presbyterian Grants for Service Learning. $669.00 April 2018. Funded. Role: PI
Project: Tigers Thrive: LSU Pilot Teacher Induction Program. Funding Source: College of Human Sciences and Education Peabody Society Dean’s Circle. $2957.40. May 2017-2018. Funded. Role: Co-PI (Co-PI: Angela Webb).
Project: An Examination of Teacher Stress and Emotional Well-Being and their Association with Children’s Perceptions of Care. Funding Source: College of Human Sciences and Education Peabody Society Dean’s Circle. AY2013-2014 $3200.00. Funded. Role: (Co-PI: Page, T.)
Project: Using Eco-maps to explore adult social support systems. Funding Source: Billie Collier Research Challenge Fund. May 2010. Requested $750.00. Funded. Role: PI
Project: Exploring the daily rejuvenation strategies of childcare providers: Pilot work necessary for future external funding proposal. Funding Source: Council on Research, Louisiana State University, Small Research Grant. July 2007. $10,000. Fully Funded. Role: Co-PI (Carson, R.)
- Elected Member of Early Education and Child Development SIG Executive committee (Special Interest Group of American Educational Research Association), Senior Member at Large, 2017-2019
- Member, Editorial Board Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016- present
- Co-editor, Focus on Pre-K and K, a publication of the Association for Childhood Education International, 2011-present
- Ad-hoc Reviewer, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Early Education and Development, Early Child Development and Care, International Journal of Early Years Education, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Teacher College Record
Department, College and University Service (selected)
- Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on Committees, 2017-present;
- Faculty Senate Committee on Committees, Member 2011-present
- LSU Strategic Planning Committee, Faculty/Staff Professional Development Subgroup, 2017
- College of Human Science & Education Planning Council, 2017-2018
- College of Human Science & Education Engagement Committee member, present
- Faculty Instruction committee member, present
- Advisory Board Member, Learning and Teaching Collaborative (LTC)
- Advisory Board Member, LSU Communication across the Curriculum 2016-present