Kathryn Short, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Professor, Early Childhood Studies
Fellow, CBU Leadership Institute

Office Phone: (951) 343-4765
E-mail: kshort@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B232
Office Hours: Fall 2020 Remote

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Education University of Southern California
M.S. Curriculum and Instruction California Polytechnic State University at Pomona
B.A. Liberal Studies California State University at Fullerton
  • Additional Education

    Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, UC Irvine
    CLAD Equivalency
    Undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Child Development,
    Psychology and Kinesiology

  • Courses Taught

    Courses Currently Teaching:
    ECH 320
    Cognitive Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

    ECH 435
    Cross Cultural Perspectives of Children including Children with Disabilities

    ECH 462
    Administration of Early Childhood Programming II

    ECH 495 Early Childhood Practicum

    ECH 340
    Perceptual-Motor Development in Infancy & Early Childhood

    ECH 350
    Social & Emotional Development in Infancy & Early Childhood

    ECH 365
    Assessment in Young Children including Children with Disabilities

    ECH 370
    Spiritual Development in Young Children

    ECH 395
    Learning Environments for Young Children including Children with Disabilities

    ECH 415
    Consultation and Collaboration in Early Childhood Intervention

    ECH 440
    STEM Curriculum Integrated with the Arts

    ECH 455
    Research Seminar in Early Childhood including Early Childhood Intervention

    ECH 460
    Adult Supervision

    ECH 461
    Administration of Early Childhood Programming I

    LDR 350 Communication Principles for Leadership

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    The use of robotics with children with autism spectrum disorder
    The benefits of kinesthetic learning with second language learners and children with disabilities
    Crucial conversations - dialogues that effective leaders know how to hold
    Trauma & toxic stress
    Children's drawings focusing on God

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Child Growth and Development
    Creative Learning Experiences for Young Children
    Ethical Observations
    Health, Safety and Nutrition
    Movement and the Child
    Rhythms and Dance
    Science Methods - Preschool - 2nd Grade
    The Child as Victim


    Cultural Pluralism
    Curriculum Development for Diverse Populations
    English Language Preparation Course for Intern Teachers
    Methods of Bilingual, English Language Teaching
    Teaching and Cultural Diversity
    Voice, Diversity, Equity and Social Justice


    Curriculum Foundations
    Curriculum Theory and Development
    Planning and Presenting Through the Visual Spatial, Musical and Kinesthetic Curriculums
    Science Methods, K-8th grade
    Student Teaching Seminar for Elementary Teachers
    Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Teachers

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Recent Presentations:
    Short, K.A. (2019 Fall/Winter). An examination of the effect of the use of NAO, a humanoid robot as a communication tool for preschool children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 8.2, pp. 52-67.

    Engaging in Crucial Conversations

    Short, K. (2001). An analysis of teachers' perceptions of an instructional method for English language acquisition using music and singing paired with movement. Diss. University of Southern California, (UMI Microform 3054805)


    Short, K. (2004). Pre-K P.L.A.Y. - Exploring the world around me. Placentia, CA: PYLUSD.

    Short, K. (2002). The importance of music making in a child's development. On Kimbo Educational: Activities & News [on-line}. Available: www.kimboed.com.

    Short, K. (2002) Nurturing a child's mind -Strengthening motor development [An educational guide for Jump-start action songs by Ronno]. New Jersey: Kimbo Educational.

    Short, K. (2002). English language and vocabulary development through P.L.A.Y. Brea, CA: KSP.

    Pica, R. & Short, K. (1999). Moving across the curriculum. TEPE, 10, 15-17. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

    Rosengard, P., McKenzie, T., & Short, K. (1995). SPARK physical education for primary grades. San Diego, CA: SDSU Foundation.

    Short, K. (1995). J.U.M.P.: Join us moving please. Brea, CA: KSP

    Short, K. (1995).S.H.O.E.S.: See how our energy shows. Brea CA: KSP.

    Short, K. (1995). Jumpbands (comprehensive kit for fun fitness). Brea, CA: KSP

    Short, K. (1995). InterACTIONS. Arlanta, GA: Sportime International.

    Short, K. (1994). A head start to heartsmart. Atlanta, GA: Sportime International.


    Short, K. "Making connections: Vocabulary development through music and movement." Orange County Reading Association Spring Meeting. Fullerton, CA: 2007

    Short, K. "English language and vocabulary development through P.L.A.Y." California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC): Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA: 2006.

    Short, K. "Pre-K P.L.A.Y. - On track to academic success." San Diego Preschools, San Diego, CA: 2006.

    Short, K. "Language development in action." California Reading Association (CRA): Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA: 2003.

    Short, K. "Making connections: Putting the pieces together through brain-based learning, cross-curricular themes, the theory of the multiple intelligences and higher order thinking skills." No Child Left Behind: Maximizing Students' Potential to Achieve Standards: Annual Meeting. Cascade-Redding School District, Redding, CA: 2003.

    Short, K. "English language development through the power of P.L.A.Y." California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE): Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, Ca: 2001.

    Short, K. "Multiple intelligences and P.L.A.Y." Near East South Asia Council of Oversea Schools (NESA): Annual Meeting. Cairo, Egypt: 1999.

    Short, K. "Multiple intelligences and P.L.A.Y". International Congress for Education: Keynote Address. Neuchatel, Switzerland: 1998.

    Short, K. "Integrating a movement-based approach with the kindergarten content standards." Southern California Kindergarten Conference (CKA): Annual Meeting. Burbank, CA: 1998.

    Short, K. "Integrating a movement-based approach to learning." Third Annual West Coast Conference on the Study of Multiple Intelligences. University of Riverside, Riverside, CA: 1997.

    Short, K. "Integrating movement into all content areas using the applied theory of the multiple intelligences." International Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA): Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: 1997.

    Clements, R.; Pica. R.; Short, K. & Carson, L. "FUNdamental teaching strategies for early childhood education." American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD): Annual Meeting. St Louis, MO: 1997.

    Short, K. "Integrating music and movement across the curriculum." Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA): Annual Meeting. Lubbock, TX: 1997.

    Short, K. "Cooperative learning through kinetic connections." California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, (CAHPERD): Annual Meeting. Santa Clara, CA: 1996.

    Short, K. "The evolution of physical education darwinism." California Adapted Physical Education (CAPE): Annual Meeting. Ontario, CA: 1994.

    Short, K. "Kinesthetic learning: Up on your feet and out of your seat!" Early Childhood/Elementary Physical Education Section of CAHPERD: Annual Meeting. Sacramento, CA: 1994.

    Short, K. "Education through the physical." Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS): Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 1993.

    Short, K. "Music and movement: A learning partnership." CAHPERD and California Music Educators Association (CMEA), Monrovia, CA: 1993.

    Short, K. "Education through the physical." National Conference on Physical Activity for Exceptional Individuals: Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA: 1991.

    Short, K. "Class management strategies." National Adapted Physical Education Conference (APE): Annual Meeting. Greensboro, NC: 1991.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Yorba Linda Friends Church, Yorba Linda, CA
    Small Life Group
    Rooted Group

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Being with my close friends and family especially my three grandsons
    Cooking and Entertaining
    Global Travel
    Going to the beach

  • Personal Philosophy

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5: 22-23, NASB

    “The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God’s idea of me, and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am and all that He wants me to be.”
    Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman