Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, M.Ed., Xavier University



Inclusive Early Childhood Education


Dr. Laura Saylor is the dean of Education and is a professor in the School of Education. She earned her Ph.D. in Education Studies from The University of Cincinnati. Previously, she earned her Master of Education from Xavier University with a concentration in Montessori Education.

Her 25 years of practical experience include teaching in inclusive and multi-age settings and serving as the Head of School for an independent Montessori school. Her research foci include reflective practices for educators as well as the effective preparation of early childhood teachers.  Dr. Saylor’s interests also extend to best practices in mathematics and science education.  Her teaching expertise includes educational assessment, math and science teaching methods, and collaborative work in education.