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About Melissa L. Heston


Present Associate Professor - Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Northern Iowa Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Honors and Awards

  • John R. Endwright Distinguished Alumni Service Award, 2011. School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • College of Education Outstanding Service Award for 2007-2008. University of Northern Iowa
  • Nominee for the 2007 Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Award
  • Apple Polishers Award. 2006-2007. Student Alumni Ambassabors
  • Nominee for the 1996 University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award. College of Education. University of Northern Iowa
  • Proffitt Outstanding Dissertation Award. 1991. Influence of Inhabiting Level and Skill Proficiency on Satisfaction, Involvement, and Affective Expression in Eight-, Nine-, and Ten-year-old Boys


  • Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Guidance
  • Language Development and Emergent Literacy
  • Issues and Trends
  • Exploring Teaching
  • Dynamics of Human Development
  • Development and Assessment of Young Children

Contact Information

University of Northern Iowa
Schindler Education Center 611
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606

Office: SEC 611
Phone: (319) 273-2236


Articles (8)

Contributions to Books (2)

Presentations (1)