Virginia Buysse earned her doctoral degree in early intervention and early childhood special education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is Senior Scientist at the FPG Child Development Institute and Research Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Buysse began her career as a preschool teacher. She has since directed or conducted a number of research projects on a variety of topics, including practices related to serving Latino children and families; consultation in early childhood settings; parent leadership development; friendship and peer acceptance among young children; and the cost, quality, and outcomes of preschool inclusion. Dr. Buysse is on the editorial boards of Exceptional Children, Journal of Early Intervention, Infants and Young Children, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and Young Exceptional Children. She also serves as co-editor of Early Developments newsletter that is jointly published by the FPG Child Development Institute and the National Center for Early Development and Learning.