Dr. Miriam Tager joined the Education faculty in the Fall 2015.  She earned her PhD in Urban Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center.  She received her MS in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College and her B.A from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

Prior to coming to WSU, Dr. Tager was a first grade teacher in the public schools in Brooklyn, NY and New Jersey.  She was also a preschool director in New York City. Dr. Tager’s research interests include: critical pedagogy, challenging school readiness, early intervention, early childhood curriculum and anti-deficit pedagogical practices.  Her new book, Challenging the Agenda of School Readiness, is forthcoming from Routledge.

Dr. Tager has a spouse and two girls (Ella and Lily) and a dog named Leo.  She enjoys family time, reading mysteries, yoga, old movies and travel.