Shauna Adams, Ed.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Early Learning at the University of Dayton. This center is not a place but rather a group of initiative designed to support early learning. She is also an Associate Professor of Early Childhood at the University of Dayton where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, curriculum and assessment, and early childhood research, leadership and advocacy. After 12 years in P-12 schools as a special educator and school psychologist, she earned a doctorate in early childhood from the University of Cincinnati. Since becoming faculty at UD, Dr. Adams has had the privilege of working as the faculty liaison to the Bombeck Family Learning Center, the University of Dayton’s Early Childhood Demonstration School which has served as an inspiration for articles, books and presentations. She is a coauthor of an early childhood faith formation series for RCL Benziger entitled Stories of God’s Love as well as a textbook in early childhood program administration written for Cengage Publishers.