Elizabeth Joy Erwin, EdD is Professor at Montclair State University where she prepares current and future teachers to think critically, reflect deeply, and teach inclusively. Over the past 25 years, her commitment to educational equity in early childhood has been at the heart of her teaching, advocacy, and research. Within the primary theme of challenging injustice (with an emphasis on disability), Dr. Erwin’s scholarship has focused on multiple strands within early childhood inclusive education, including mindfulness and well-being, membership and belonging, family-professional partnerships, and early self-determination. In pursuit of social action, both locally and globally, Dr. Erwin has published widely in prestigious academic journals and has authored multiple books and chapters. She has accepted invitations to teach about inclusive early childhood worldwide, for example in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. She has engaged in educational inquiry and projects with universities around the world. Dr. Erwin currently lives in New York City, where she practices yoga and meditation every day.