Pamela J. Winton

Pamela J. Winton
Senior Research Scientist
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Pamela J. Winton, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Winton has been involved in research, outreach, professional development, and scholarly publishing related to early childhood for the last three decades. She taught courses on families, teaming, and professional development for many years and is a research professor in the School of Education at UNC-CH.

Winton is currently the director and PI of two national centers: the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI), whose purpose is to work with states to create a cross-agency system of high quality professional development (PD) for early childhood personnel who work with young children with disabilities in inclusive settings; and CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge, bringing an evidence-based practice approach to professional development in key early childhood content.

Winton has published numerous books, articles, chapters, and curricula on topics related to professional development, knowledge utilization, systems change, collaboration among professionals and families, and inclusion. She is a frequently invited keynote speaker to national and international audiences. She has served on numerous national, state, and local advisory boards, review panels, and editorial boards including serving as Associate Editor of Journal of Early Intervention. She has received multiple national awards for her scholarly contributions and collaboration including the Mary McEvoy Service to the Field award presented by the Division for Early Childhood/Council of Exceptional Children in 2002 and the Taylor & Francis Distinguished Article of the Year award presented in 2013 by the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.

Academic Affiliation: Research Professor, School of Education
Areas of Expertise:
Developmental Disabilities
Evidence-Based Practices
Inclusion
Professional Development
Special Education
Systems Change
Curriculum Vitae:
Education:
• PhD, Special Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• MA, Special Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
• BA, Psychology, Hollins College