Dr. Gail Joseph teaches in the Online Early Childhood and Family Studies BA at the University of Washington. She is an associate professor in the area of Educational Psychology and is the director of the Early Childhood and Family Studies. She teaches undergraduate courses and mentors graduate students. Before becoming a college professor, she taught in childcare, Head Start, and early childhood special education classrooms. Currently, she studies the quality of early care and education as well as co-directs the National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning.