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Blythe Hinitz

Blythe HinitzDistinguished Professor
Doctorate: Temple University Early Childhood Education
Masters: Brooklyn College Early Childhood Education
Bachelors: Brooklyn College Early Childhood Education
  • Distinguished Professor, Secretary of Higher Education of the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. April 20, 2012 Princeton, NJ.
  • Designated a Hero of Early Childhood Education. Heroes on the Horizon: History Seminar: National Association for the Education of Young Children. November 4, 2011 Orlando, Florida.
  • Outstanding Teacher Educator, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators – 2007 [Juried National Award]


  • SOM 203: Multicultural Social Studies Methods
  • ELEM 520: Multicultural Social Studies Methods
  • ECE 202: Theories and Philosophies of Early Childhood
  • ECED 504: Creating and Sustaining Classroom Communities
  • ECED 560: Curriculum Experiences for Young Children
  • ECED 520: Early Childhood Administration and Management
  • ECED 550: Supervision in Early Childhood Education
  • ECE/ELE 498 Capstone


Exchange Exceptional Master Leader November 2015

Research Interests

  • History of Education/ History of Early Childhood Education
  • Anti-HIBT [Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying and Teasing]
  • Peace Education
  • Holocaust Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Multicultural/ Tolerance Education
  • Administration and Supervision of Early Education Programs
  • Early Childhood Education

Professional Affiliations

  • Phi Kappa Phi – The College of New Jersey Chapter [Honor Society]
    • Historian, July 2019 – present
    • President, July 2014 – June 2019
  • Kappa Delta Pi – [Honor Society]
    • Eleanor Roosevelt Honorary Chapter – a lifetime award limited to 100 living members Elected: May 15, 2013. Greater Trenton Alumni Chapter: Counselor 1999 – 2006, President 1997-1999
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • International Advisory Board of H-Education [a component of H-Net] (1999 to present – founding member).
  • Professional Impact New Jersey [formerly: New Jersey Professional Development Center for Early Care and Education]
    • Advisory Board (1997 – 2011; 2012 – 2018); [Membership Committee 2011-2012]
  • Chair Membership Committee (2005 – 2008)
  • Steering Committee of the Economic Impact Study: Benefits for All: The Economic Impact of the New Jersey Child Care Industry: Infant-Toddler, Preschool, and Out-of-School Time Programs. (2004 to the present). Lead Agency: Thomas Edison State College – John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy.
  • World Organization for Early Childhood Education – United States National Committee:  Committee Chair [member National Board] (2000 – present)
  • American Educational Research Association
    • Peace Education Special Interest Group – Executive Board 2014 – 2018
  • Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum Ewing, New Jersey. Advisory Board (2009 – 2017)
TitleDistinguished Professor



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