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Dr. Elizabeth Block

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

You can see the creative juices flowing from Dr. Elizabeth Block, even when you ask her an elementary question.

“What’s your favorite color?”

“Robin’s egg blue.”

Not pink, green, red or even blue.

“Robin’s egg blue.”

Her originality and love for serving others help Block prepare students for careers in child development and preschool management.

Block taught human ecology courses at Louisiana State University before joining the Nicholls staff in 2002. She has served as an assistant professor since 2003 and has done considerable research on children’s attachments to primary caregivers and the self-competence and self-esteem of children.

Block is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Society for Research in Child Development and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Block advises current students to “use college as a time for personal growth and academic exploration. Take classes that you enjoy, and you will find your niche. College does not create the final product … it is just the beginning.”

In her spare time, Block enjoys watching “Gilmore Girls” and staying as far away from contact sports as possible, especially volleyball. She also volunteers with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and serves on the St. Joseph Elementary School Board.

Education:
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.P.H., Tulane University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Courses Taught:
FACS 133 – Child Guidance and Behavior
FACS 135 – Creative Activities for Preschoolers
FACS 231 – The Child
FACS 232 – Approaches to Preschool Curriculum
FACS 238 – Pre-Practicum Seminar

Contact Information:
239 Polk Hall
Phone: 985.448-4819
E-mail: elizabeth.block@nicholls.edu

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