Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Employee Profile


Kim Madsen

Applied Sciences - Family & Consumer Sciences

Contact Information

Phone: 308-432-6372
Office: Burkhiser Complex 216


Ed.D., Educational Administration - Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Master of Science, Vocational Education, Chadron State College
Bachelor of Science, Home Economics with Art minor, Chadron State College

Teaching Areas

Early Childhood Education - Child Growth and Development, Behavior and Guidance, Program Management, Prenatal and Infant Development, Early Childhood Practicum, Parenting and Family Studies
Directorship, CSC Child Development Center Laboratory - supervising student teacher assistants, observation and participation, practicum and student teachers

Campus Involvement

Coordinator for the annual Excellence in Early Childhood Conference
Writer for numerous grants - Vision 2011, HHS, Dept. of Health, NDE, etc.
Various committees - Graduate Council, Faculty Development, Scholastic Day, Recognition and Awards, and Institutional Research
Co-Developer for the Applied Sciences Mentor-Mentee project
Leadership on various projects - Outdoor Nature Education, campus beautification, Ag Arena, Security system support

Professional Activities and Awards

Recognized for 25 years of service to Chadron State College
Recognized for outstanding leadership in campus child care by the National Coalition of Campus Child Care
Appointed to Governor's Task Force in Early Childhood Care and Education
Nominated for Outstanding Academic Faculty honors
Appointed to the Nebraska Brain Team - Training Nebraska citizens
Co-writer and author for the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines, Nebraska Framework, Nebraska Core Competencies in Early Care and Education
Recognized as Outstanding 4-H Alumni and leader
Appointed to serve on the Executive board for Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children

Research Interests and Published Works

ProSocial Behavior - Positive Guidance techniques
Effective Communication between Adults and Children
Nature Education - Outdoor Learning environments
Learning Styles
Multiple Intellegiences
Strengths based learning

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy nature and the wide open spaces of western Nebraska
Outdoor activities - fishing, hiking, gardening, farming and ranching
Spending time with family - children and grandchildren, and friends

External Links

Additional Information

I am a lifelong resident and native of western Nebraska. My husband and I farm and ranch southwest of Chadron. We raise cattle, wheat and alfalfa.
I have always wanted to be an educator taking the best of what I have learned and applying it every day to the classroom setting and sharing my knowledge with students.
My Motto: "Change the Way you Believe and the World Will Change Around you." K. Madsen