About the Author
Virginia Casper has been a developmental psychologist and teacher educator for over 35 years. She served in instructional, administrative, and clinical teaching roles in the Bank Street Graduate School of Education, specializing in infant, toddler, and family development. Virginia has published in The Harvard Educational Review, Zero to Three, and numerous other journals. She also spent 10 years working internationally in early childhood education doing capacity-building professional development in China, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Liberia, and South Africa, specializing in community-based research and learning. She is (also) a co-author of Gay-Parents/Straight Schools: Building Communication and Trust (with Steven Schultz), and a text on early childhood education (with Rachel Theilheimer) entitled Early Childhood Education: Learning Together. Since her retirement, she has returned to artwork and environmental activism.