Jennifer Baumgartner came to LSU in 2006. She was an assistant professor in the School of Human Ecology before joining the faculty in the School of Education in the newly organized College of Human Sciences and Education. Dr. Baumgartner teaches courses in child development and early childhood education with the PK3 teacher certification program and early childhood education graduate program. Her research examines issues of inter-contextual continuity among children’s developmental contexts, specifically early care and the family, stress in children and caregivers, and the connections between philosophy and practice among adults in children’s lives. Her work is published in several journals, including Journal of Health Psychology, Early Child Development and Care, and Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education and Young Children. She has experience directing early child development laboratory schools and teaches critical perspectives in early childhood education.
2013 Journal of Research in Childhood Education Distinguished Education Research Article Award
2012 LSU College of Agriculture nominee for U.S. Professors of the Year Award, The Carnegie Foundation of the Advancement of Teaching
2011 LSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture Teacher Honor Roll
2011 Service-Learning Faculty Scholar, LSU
2011 College of Agriculture recipient of the Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award
Ota, C.L., Baumgartner, J.J., & Austin, A.M.B. (2013). Provider stress and children's active engagement.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 27, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/02568543.2012.739588
Marks, L. D., Hopkins, K., Nesteruk, O., Chaney, C., & Baumgartner, J. (2012). A qualitative exploration of why faith matters in African-American marriages and families. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43, 695-714.
DiCarlo, C., Baumgartner, J., Schellhaas, A., & Pierce,S., (2012). Using Structured Choice to Increase Child Engagement in Low Preference Centers. Early Child Development & Care, 182(3), 1-16.
Baumgartner, J., Burnett, L., DiCarlo, C. & Buchanan, T. (2012). An inquiry of children’s social support networks using eco-maps. Child and Youth Care Forum, doi: 10.1007/s10566-011-9166-2
DiCarlo, C., Pierce, S., Baumgartner, J.J., Harris, M., & Ota, C. (2012). Whole-group instruction practices and children’s attention: A preliminary report. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 26(2), 154-168.
Baumgartner, J. & Hanks, J. (2011). Partnering with families: Have a vision and communicate it. Collaborations, Summer/Fall Issue, 32-35.
Baumgartner, J., DiCarlo, C., & Apavaloie, L. (2011). Finding more joy in teaching children. Dimensions, 39(2), 34-38.
Baumgartner, J., Buchanan, T., & Casbergue, R. (2011). Developmentally appropriate
teacher education: Practicing what we preach. Childhood Education, Annual Theme Issue- Teacher Education Programs, 332-336.
Lu, Y., Marks, L. D., & Baumgartner, J. (2011). “The compass of our life”: A qualitative study of marriage and faith among Chinese immigrants. Marriage & Family Review, 47(3), 125-148.
DiCarlo, C. & Baumgartner, J. (2011). Promoting Positive Behavior in the Preschool Classroom. Focus on Pre-K and K, 24(1), 4-7.
Carson, R., Baumgartner, J., Tsouloupas, C., & Matthews, R. (2010). Burnout, work performance, absenteeism, and turnover intentions in teachers: examining the impact of physical activity habits. Journal of Health Psychology, 15(6), 905-914.
Baumgartner, J., & Buchanan, T. (2010). Supporting each child’s spirit. Young Children, 65(2). 90-94.
Baumgartner, J., & Buchanan, T. (2010). “I have HUGE stereo-types”: Using eco-maps
to understand children and families. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 31(20), 173-184.
Baumgartner, J., Carson, R., Apavaloaie, L., & Tsouloupas, C. (2009). Uncovering common stressful factors and coping strategies among childcare providers. Child and Youth Care Forum, 38(5), 239-251.
Carson, R. L., Baumgartner, J. J., Ota, C., & Hata, N. H. (2013, April). Understanding the gradual eroding processes of burnout and attrition in childcare teachers: An ecological momentary assessment study. In C. J. McCarthy (Ed.), Innovative approaches to conceptualizing and researching stress in educational settings. Symposium accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American
Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
Baumgartner, J., Pierce, S., DiCarlo, C., & Ota, C. (2012). Comparisons between Collegiate Students Who Complete an Early Childhood Education Program, Students Who Do Not Complete the Program, and Students in Other Majors: A Prospective Study. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
Gose, S., & Baumgartner J. (2011). Loving Me or Respecting You: The impact of teaching of manners on narcissism and prosocial behavior in early primary grades. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Romero, A., & Baumgartner, J. (2011). Exploring the Connections Between Early Childhood Teacher Job Stress and Social Supports Using Eco-maps. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
DiCarlo, C., Pierce, S., Baumgartner, J., & Ota, C. (2011). Whole-Group Instruction Practices and Young Children's Attention. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Baumgartner, J., & Burnett, L. (2011). Eco-mapping Protocol: Measuring children's
social support networks. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Baumgartner, J. (2010). Inter-contextual continuity. American Educational Research
Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.