Dr. Tiffany Papa
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
(Co-Coordinator of the Birth to Five/Early Interventionist Education Program).
GTG Preschool Liaison and Early Childhood
Masters Degree Coordinator
Dr. Tiffany Galliano Papa received a Doctor of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education from Nova Southeastern University in 2008. She previously earned a Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education from Nicholls State University in 2001 and holds an additional certification as an Early Interventionist – Birth to Five. She has eight (8) years of teaching experience in Lafourche Parish Public School System in grades Pre-K, K, and Early Intervention. She holds a Louisiana Type “A” Teaching Certificate, which is valid for life. She is also a member of the NAEYC (The National Association for Education of Young Children).
Professional position or role within the College of Education:
Dr. Papa is presently an Associate Professor of Teacher Education (Co-Coordinator of the Birth to Five/Early Interventionist Education Program) within the College of Education. Her other titles include NEAT Student Organization Advisor/Mentor, GTG Preschool Liaison and Early Childhood Masters Degree Coordinator.
Accomplishments in relation to professional occupational field:
Dr. Papa co-authored and published two articles for Creative Education in 2012 titled, “An Innovative Approach to Observational Field Experiences in Higher Education” and “The Importance of Teacher Effectiveness.” She is the BFED Co-Coordinator and earned a Faculty Member of the Month award from the Academic Council in 2012. She is the NEAT Student Organization Advisor/Mentor in which she guides and participates with candidates in University and Community service events. She earned an Apple Award in 2012 for her efforts in leading this organization. She is the GTG Liaison for the College of Education and Chair of the GTG Advisory Committee regarding the functioning of this University Lab School. She is the Early Childhood Masters Degree Coordinator — organizing faculty, coursework and graduate candidates within this graduate program.
What are some interesting facts about yourself?
“My father, Dr. Russell Galliano, preceded me in teaching in the College of Education for 33 years! Additionally, my great-uncle, Dr. Vernon Galliano, was the President of Nicholls State University from 1962-1982. Having family employed at Nicholls State as I was growing up really inspired me and instilled in me the extreme RESPECT I hold for this university today. I take pride in being known as one of the “Home-Grown” Faculty!!!”
Complete one of the following statements: “My dream job other than teaching at Nicholls would be…” -OR- “My future career aspirations include…”
“Since being an Associate Professor at Nicholls State University IS my dream job and my livelihood, my future career aspirations would have to be geared toward retirement one day. This period of my life would hopefully include working with children and young people in some capacity and at my own pace. Of course, this would include some “me-time” as well!”
Answer one of the following questions: If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the winnings? -OR- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
“If I were to win the lottery, I would like to develop a program that would involve incorporating live-in pets in nursing home facilities and assisted living homes for the elderly as well as children’s cancer centers. I would also like to develop a finance-free massage therapy program for Hospital ICU patients.
… And of course if I were to win the lottery, I would ensure that my precious family and dear friends would be taken care of completely!”