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Northwest Missouri State University


Keely Cline

Keely Cline

Email

Office

2355 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1564
660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2014

Assistant Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; 2010
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; 2006
  • B.A. Psychology, Northwest Missouri State University; 2004

Courses Taught

  • Developmental Psychology, History and Systems

Academic Interests

  • Early childhood development
  • Children’s school readiness
  • Parent-child interactions
  • Parent-child book-reading
  • Interventions focused on at-risk populations
  • Parenting and culture
  • Early language and literacy
  • Home environment

Scholarly Activity

Publications

  • Edwards, C. P., Cline, K. D., Gandini, L., Giacomelli, A., Giovannini, D., & Galardini, A. (2014). Books, stories, and the imagination at ‘The Nursery Rhyme’: A qualitative case study of a preschool learning environment in Pistoia, Italy. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 28, 1-25.
  • Cline, K. D. & Edwards, C. P. (2013). The instructional and emotional quality of parent-child book reading and young children’s early learning. Early Education & Development, 8, 1214-1231
  • Cline, K. D., Edwards, C. P., Gandini, L., Giacomelli, A., Giovannini, D., & Galardini, A. (2012). A day at Filastrocca Preschool, Pistoia, Italy: Meaning making through literacy and creative experience. LEARNing Landscapes, 6, 107-128
  • Knoche, L. L., Edwards, C. P., Sheridan, S. M., Kupzyk, K. A., Marvin, C. A., Cline, K. D., & Clarke, B. L.    (2012). Getting Ready: Results of a randomized trial of a relationship-focused intervention on parent engagement in rural Early Head Start. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33, 439-458.
  • Knoche, L. L., Cline, K. D., & Marvin, C. M. (2012). Fostering collaborative partnerships between early childhood professionals and the parents of young children. In R. C. Pianta, W. S. Barnett, L. M. Justice, & S. M. Sheridan (Eds.), Handbook of Early Childhood Education (pp. 370-392). New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Marvin, C. A., & Cline, K. D. (2010). Bus Talk: A preliminary analysis of children’s decontextualized talk. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 31, 170-182.

Select National Conference Posters/Presentations

  • Cline, K. D. & Hawley, L. (July 2014). Measuring Parental Book-Sharing Preferences of Head Start Parents: A Pilot Study Poster session presented at the Head Start National Research Conference, Washington DC.
  • Cline, K. D., Ren, L., Wu, C., Sparr, M., & Knoche, L. (2013, April). Does initial parent warmth/sensitivity interact with changes in parenting behaviors to predict Head Start children’s outcomes? Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.
  • Cline, K. D., Sparr, M., Kupzyk, K., & Knoche, L. (2012, June). Does initial parent warmth and sensitivity interact with changes in parent engagement behaviors to predict Early Head Start children’s social-emotional functioning? Poster session presented at the Head Start National Research Conference, Washington DC.
  • Plata-Potter, S. & Cline, K. D. (2012, February). Latino parents’ video reflection of shared book reading with their children: A qualitative pilot study. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Themed Meeting on Positive Development of Minority Children, Tampa, FL.
  • Cline, K. D., Plata-Potter, S., & Davis, D. (2011, March). Parent book-reading beliefs, family involvement, and Head Start children’s school readiness. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
  • Cline, K. D., Knoche, L., & Kupzyk, K. (2011, March). Does initial parent warmth/sensitivity interact with changes in parent engagement to predict Early Head Start children’s learning? Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
  • Cline, K. D. & Edwards, C. P. (2010, June). Instructional and emotional quality of parent-child book reading and Early Head Start children’s learning outcomes. Poster session presented at the Head Start National Research Conference, Washington DC.
  • Cline, K. D., Knoche, L., Sparr, M., Kypzyk, K., & Plata-Potter, S. (2010, June). Early Head Start and parent engagement: Does child age at program entry differentially contribute to changes in observed parenting behaviors? Poster session presented at the Head Start National Research Conference, Washington DC.
  • Cline, K. D. (2009, December). Reading with infants and toddlers: The instructional and emotional quality of parent-child book reading. Presentation at the National Head Start Association Parent Conference, San Jose, CA.

Select Regional Conference Presentations

  • Edwards, C. P. & Cline, K. D. (November 2013). Language and literacy at Filastrocca Preschool in Pistoia, Italy. Presentation at the University of Omaha Early Childhood Conference in collaboration with the Buffet Early Childhood Institute. 
  • Cline, K. D. (March, 2012) Libros y bebés: Latina mothers reading with their infants and toddlers. Presentation at the Appalachian Association for Education of Young Children (AAEYC) Infant Toddler Institute, Blountville, TN.
  • Cline, K. D. (2009, November). Pick a book! Parent behaviors during shared book reading with infants and toddlers. Presentation at the Nebraska Head Start Association’s Annual Conference, Grand Island, NE.
  • Edwards, C. P., Esterling, L., Geary, P., Cline, K. D., Jones Branch, J., & Kreifels, J. (2008, July). Stories of infants and toddlers exploring nature and the outdoors. Presentation to the Nebraska Association for Education of Young Children Conference, Lincoln, NE.

Student Group Advisement

  • Behavioral Sciences Association (BSA)

Other Professional Experience

Professional Organizations

  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Other

  • Leet Center Advisory Council