Gail E. Joseph, Ph.D.

Gail E. Joseph, Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph is an associate professor in the area of Early Childhood and Family Studies at the University of Washington. She teaches courses, advises students, provides service and conducts research on topics related to early care and education.

Dr. Joseph has been involved in a number of research projects and training and technical assistance activities at the local, state and national levels related to child care quality, teacher preparation, and promoting children's social emotional development as well as preventing challenging behavior in early learning settings.

She is the Founding Executive Director of Cultivate Learning, and was the Principal Investigator and director of the Head Stat Center for Inclusion (Headstartinclusion.org) and Co‐PI of the National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning funded by the Office of Head Start. At Cultivate Learning she oversees the work of quality ratings in all licensed childcare and state prek programs in the state.