Texas Tech University

Stephanie Shine, Ph.D.

Instructor, Early Childhood Program Advisor
Human Development and Family Studies

Email: Stephanie.Shine@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-4664

Office: HS 507J

Stephanie Shine

Teaching Focus

I have had enjoyed teaching numerous courses on human development, including Theories of Human and Family Development, Prenatal and Infant Development, Development during Childhood, Cross-Cultural Development, Lifespan Human Development, Developmental Assessment of Children, and Play and Development.

Program Development Focus

My interest in developing early learning programs for young children grew out of my experiences as a Master's student at the University of Geneva studying Piagetian psychology. As a doctoral student in Early Childhood Education at the University of Austin at Texas, I focused on learning within social contexts, including parent-child play and early literacy.

I serve as the Executive Director and grant writer for the Texas Tech University Center for Early Head Start program which recently expanded to provide services to 96 children and their families in East Lubbock. TTU Center for Early Head Start serves as a lab and practicum site for undergraduate students, a research center for graduate students and faculty, and a leader in the child care community in Lubbock.

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Literacy
  • Early Head Start
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Program Development

Community Outreach and Engagement Activities

As the Early Learning Domain Leader for East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, I have had the opportunity to develop a community-based early literacy program, Ready to Read, to promote early literacy in young children and families in East Lubbock. My colleague, Dr. Michael McCarty, and I have worked with East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood to design and oversee a parent and child education program, Family Academy. Located in five locations in East Lubbock, Family Academy offers 9-week classes throughout the year and welcomes service learning undergraduate students as well as graduate student research. Working in collaborative relationships in East Lubbock has provided an endless source of challenge and pleasure.


East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood



TTU Center for Early Head Start