Christine J. Ferguson, Ph.D.


Christine J. Ferguson, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Education and Professor earned a B.S. in Child Development, an M.S. in Family and Child Development, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.  She earned her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. 
Prior to coming to USCB, Dr. Ferguson worked at Winthrop University for 14 years, where she served as Program Coordinator and Professor. Before entering the teacher education field, she taught in university child development laboratories and public school settings for 14 years.  Dr. Ferguson’s scholarship interests are in the area of home-school-community connections, mathematics and literature integration, and children’s literacy development through play. She has presented her scholarship at numerous state, regional, and national conferences, and has published one peer-reviewed book, one book chapter, and more than 15 refereed articles. You may contact Dr. Ferguson at