John Nimmo

John Nimmo, EdD is Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education, in the College of Education at Portland State University, Oregon. From 2003 to 2013 he was Executive Director of the Child Study and Development Center and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of New Hampshire where he was recipient of the Social Justice Award and the Excellence through Diversity Award. In addition to presenting nationally and internationally for 30 years, he has been a visiting scholar in Ghana and Australia. Formerly John was core faculty in teacher education and human development at Pacific Oaks College Northwest in Seattle. His publications include Loris Malaguzzi and the Teachers (with Carolyn Edwards & Lella Gandini), Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs,  Emergent Curriculum (with Elizabeth Jones), chapters in The Hundred Languages of Childrenas well as many articles. John’s research includes collaborative learning in Reggio Emilia, Italy, young children’s participation in their community, and the role of cultural navigators in refugee communities. John is a co-producer of an international video documentary on children’s rights and also a 2021 film on anti-bias early education. He holds a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was previously an early childhood and elementary teacher in his first home of Australia and in the United States.
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