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About Ruth Facun-Granadozo


Present Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University Early Childhood Education, Clemmer College
Present Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University Clemmer College

Curriculum Vitae


2018 The Development of Early Childhood Teacher Candidates’ General Pedagogical Knowledge during Extensive Residency Experience
National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Foundation
2017 Professional Development in the Fundamentals of Early Literacy Instruction
East Tennessee State University
Research Development Grant
Colleague(s): L.K. Sharp
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, Appalachian Association for the Education of Young Children
Present Member, Association for Constructivist Teaching
Present Member, International Literacy Association
Present Member, Literacy Association of Tennessee
Present Member, National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Education
Present Member, National Association for Educators of Young Children
Present Member, Southern Early Childhood Education
Present Member, Tennessee Association for Children’s Early Education
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Honors and Awards

  • 1995 & 1996 - Cagswell-Tapia Award for Biblical Interpretation and Theology
  • 1995 - Casuco Award for Fieldwork (Harris Memorial College)
  • 1996 - Kihwa Jin Award for Musical Performance (Harris Memorial College)
  • 1996 - B.G. Fernando Award for Kindergarten Education (Harris Memorial College)
  • 1993, 1994, 1995, & 1996 - Arichea Award for Academic Excellence (Harris Memorial College)
  • 2009 - Opportunity Grants (Philippine-American Educational Foundation)
  • 2010-2014 - United Methodist Church’s General Board of Global Ministries’ International Leadership Development Grant
  • 2010 - Add-on Fellowship (School of Graduate Studies)
  • 2010-2014 - Doctoral Fellowship (ETSU)
  • 2011 - Member, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education, Zeta Eota Chapter
  • 2011 - Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for All Academic Disciplines
  • 2012 - Winner of Graduate Membership for National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • 2013 - Recipient, Certificate of Commendation (ETSU)
  • 2013 - Outstanding Graduate Assistant
  • 2014 - Outstanding Dissertation, Department of Teaching and Learning (ETSU)
  • 2017-2018 - INtopFORM Faculty Fellow
  • 2018 - Early Career Research Award, National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Education Foundation


  • Language and Literacy from an Emergent Inquiry Perspective
  • Residency 1 (supervises one graduate teacher candidate)
  • Curriculum Standards and Planning (PreK-3)
  • Historical and Theoretical Basis for Early Childhood Education [mostly online]
  • History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education [online]
  • Residency 1 and 2
  • Constructivist Science and Math for Young Children
  • Curriculum Development
  • Balanced Comprehensive Literacy and Assessment for Early Childhood


August 2010 - December 2014 PhD, Early Childhood Education, East Tennessee State University
November 1999 - April 2003 Master of Family Life and Child Development, University of the Philippines
June 1992 - March 1996 Bachelor of Kindergarten Education, Harris Memorial College

Contact Information

PO Box 70548
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: Warf-Pickel Hall, Room 423
Phone: 423-439-7687


International/National Presentations (11)

Regional/Provincial Presentations (15)