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Meet Dean Wentworth

 

Gail Wentworth

Dr. Gail Wentworth, dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been a faculty member at SUNY Cobleskill since 2003. She brings to her position creativity, a passion for teaching and learning, experience as a department chair and interim dean, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.

Dr. Wentworth has worked in the Early Childhood field for almost 30 years with her professional interests focused on infant-early childhood mental health, multiculturalism through international education, and the value of animals in young children’s lives. She has a special interest in the humane treatment of animals and has developed an early childhood curriculum about proper pet care through empathy and presented research results at local, state, national, and international professional venues.

Dr. Wentworth has lived and worked abroad in Naples, Italy as a teacher at a Montessori School located on a NATO base, and in Switzerland, she was the Early Childhood Coordinator and preschool teacher for the International School of Geneva. Her professional journeys have also taken her to Costa Rica, China, Morocco, Russia, and Mexico. She holds a master's and a doctorate in Early Childhood Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Publications

Wentworth, G.E. (2006). Parent Involvement in an International School: Piloting an Early Childhood Reading Group. Young Children, January, p. 56-60.

Wentworth, G.E. (2007). Educators and Families Learning Collaboratively. In Spotlight on young children and families. (NAEYC).

Wentworth, G.E. (2014). Touchpoints Trainer’s Guide, Version 3.0, Editor.

Wentworth, G.E. (2018) Chapter 6 contribution to Grant, K.B. & Ray, J.A. (2018). Home, school, and community collaboration, 3rd ed. SAGE publications.

 

Presentations

Wentworth, G.E. (2019). “Seniors on Campus: An Intergenerational Program Enhancing the Lives of Older Adults. Aging in America conference. New Orleans, LA, April 17.

Wentworth, G.E. (2018). “Inter-Generational Programming: Lessons from a Rural Community”, panelist. NYS DOH Annual Providers’ Conference Albany, NY.

Wentworth, G.E. (2015). “For the Love of Riley”: Promoting social and emotional development with young children through pet care curriculum. NYS AEYC conference presentation.

Wentworth, G.E. (2015). My Culture and Family in the USA – A Comparison with Mexican Culture in Guadalajara. Presented at the University of Guadalajara, MX, November.

Wentworth, G.E. (2014). Touchpoints in Higher Education: Results of SUNY Pilot Courses. Brazelton Touchpoints Center 17th Annual National Forum. Boston, MA, May.

Wentworth, G.E. (2014). Touchpoints Trainer’s Guide, Version 3.0, Editor

Wentworth, G.E. (2013). Touchpoints in Higher Education: Preparing Curriculum. Brazleton Touchpoints Center 16th Annual National Forum, Boston, MA, May.

Wentworth, G.E. & Hornstein, J. (2013). Brazelton Touchpoints and College Curriculum. New York State Association for the Education of Young Children spring conference, Verona, NY.

Wentworth, G.E. (2012). Early Education and Care in the United States. Presented to staff and parents at EDUWO, Beijing, China, March.

Wentworth, G.E. (2012). American Families Today: Parenting Young Children in 2012 and Beyond. Presented to staff and parents at EDUWO, Beijing, China, March.

Wentworth, G.E. & Feuerstein, B.E. (2010). Higher Education for Early Childhood Professionals. In: Communique - A Newsletter from the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, Vol. 25.

Wentworth, G. E. & Malcolm, S.L. (2010). The Power of Simulation: Theory to Practice. Presented at the 2010 NY Upstate Successful Teaching Conference, October.

Wentworth, G.E. (2010). Collective Wisdom: Early Childhood Issues in the United States and South Africa. Presentation at SUNY Cobleskill Early Childhood Symposium, March.

Wentworth, G.E. & Malcolm, S.L. (2008). Perspectives on American Education and Early Childhood. Seminar series provided to Russian educators at Tula State University, Russia. May.

Wentworth, G.E. & Malcolm, S. L. (2008). The Venn of Math and Science. Presented at the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children in Buffalo, NY, May.

Wentworth, G.E. (2008). Developing Observation Skills through Visual Arts. Presented at the Greener Beginnings conference for educators, SUNY Cobleskill, NY, March.

Wentworth, G.E. & Malcolm, S. L. (2007). Math and Science: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Early Childhood. A series of presentations for early childhood teachers and administrators, Anguilla, Caribbean, June.

Wentworth, G.E. (2007). Ecological Sustainability in the Early Childhood Curriculum: Appreciating Farmers and Using Food Respectfully. Presentation for ACEI, Tampa Bay, Florida, May.

Wentworth, G.E. (2007). Educators and Families Learning Collaboratively. In Spotlight on young children and families. (NAEYC).

Wentworth, G.E. (2006) Parent Involvement in an International School: Piloting an Early Childhood Reading Group. Young Children, January, p. 56-60.