Dr. Judy Herr has more than thirty years' experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, center director, consultant, and professor. She has been a guest speaker at local, regional, national and international conferences. She was invited to Pai Chi University in Korea as the Distinguished International Scholar. She has participated in the prestigious Management Development Program at Harvard University. She has received many awards including the Shirley Dean Award for Distinguished service to the Midwestern Association for the Education of Young Children. She was also named a Dahlgren Professor. In 2006, Judy received the Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Her books have been published in five languages.