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debra walls rosenstein

Associate Professor of Education

debra walls rosenstein


B.S., North Carolina State University, 1975; M.S., University of Tennessee, 1978; Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1982.


dr. debra walls rosenstein is an associate professor of education. She first joined the Mercer family in 1999, serving as an adjunct professor for three years. She has also served as a university supervisor, assistant professor and coordinator, assistant chair and department chair at Tift.


Brain-based learning, creative learning strategies, experiential education, garden-based learning (STEM), play therapy, student engagement and the value of play.


debra leigh walls rosenstein, (August 2011).  Play and Play Therapy.  Victor Wang (Ed.)
Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training.  Hershey, PA:  IGI Publishing. 

debra leigh walls rosenstein, (2008).  We were all songbirds.  In J. Worley, M. Morris, and
A. Stramiello (eds.), sometimes I did all I could.  Mercer University Press.

debra leigh walls rosenstein, Carr, S.B  and Lacefield, W. O.  Meaningful ways to integrate children’s literature throughout the early childhood curriculum.  Taking Teaching and Learning Seriously. 2006. (online journal). 

debra leigh walls rosenstein,  (1987, July/August).  Pediatric Recreation
Therapy Protocol, Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 8(4), pp. 336-341.

debra leigh walls rosenstein. (1987, July/August).  A School Re-entry Program for Burned Children.  Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 8(4), pp. 319-325.

debra leigh walls rosenstein. (1986, September/October).  Camp Celebrate:  A Therapeutic Weekend Camping Program for Pediatric Burned Patients.  Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 7(5), pp. 434-437.

debra leigh walls.  (1985, July/August).  Infant and/or Toddler Stimulation Programs for Pediatric Burned Patients.  Journal Of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 6(4), pp. 335-341.

debra leigh walls. (1985, February).  Helping the Burned Child Return To School.  Booklet for the Department of Recreation Therapy, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

debra leigh walls (1985, January/February/March).  The Development of a Pre-operative Play Program for Burned Children.  The Bulletin and Clinical Review of Burn Injuries, 2(issue 1), p. 48.

debra leigh walls.  (1983, January).  A Pre-operative Play Program For Burned Children.  In R. Salisburg, P.  Dingeldein, and N. Newman (eds.), Manual of Burn Therapeutics:  An Interdisciplinary Approach, Little, Brown and Company.