Associate Professor of Child Development
Direct of General Education
Research interests & goals:
Paul Winterhoff is an Associate Professor of Child Development and Director of General Education at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a B.A. in History and Psychology from Duke University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Winterhoff’s two primary duties at Meredith are administering the program of liberal arts and sciences requirements, and undergraduate teaching. His chief interests in developmental science include: developmental theories, social and cognitive development in the preschool years, the influence of adults organization and structuring of environments on children’s development, and the development of Biophilia in young children. Dr. Winterhoff is actively involved in the Triangle child care and education community through supervision of undergraduates’ practica and internships at high quality child care, pre-school, and public pre-K programs—the latter serving at-risk children and children with developmental delays and disabilities. He is actively involved in college-wide curricular reform and revision initiatives at Meredith. All his recent scholarship has involved investigation of the nature, history, and viability of liberal arts education.