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2002-2003 Graduate Catalog 
2002-2003 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Development

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Human Development

The Master of Science degree program in Human Development provides students with opportunities to pursue advanced study of (1) the growth and development of individuals at various periods in the life span (e.g., early childhood, adolescence, adulthood), and (2) the family, in its various forms, as a system of relationships. Current concern with issues such as child abuse, day care, divorce, family financial resources, human sexuality, adolescent pregnancy, and family care of the elderly underscores the importance of study in this field. The program prepares students for careers in preventive and developmental family services, program planning and evaluation, and supervision of agencies serving children and families in a variety of contexts.

Although students accepted into this program have diverse backgrounds, most often they have an undergraduate degree in one of the social sciences and an elementary understanding of research procedures. Course requirements are flexible; students, in consultation with their faculty advisors, develop a program of study based upon their experience and research interests. A minimum of 30 credits of coursework, including 6 thesis credits as well as one course in research methods and one in statistics, is required to complete the degree. Students are encouraged to include relevant courses from related academic areas in their plan of study.

The Child Development Learning Center provides an environment in which to work with young children. Numerous community agencies offer selected students opportunities to work with adults and children in a variety of contexts.

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis each year. Students interested in an assistantship should send a letter to the Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development, requesting to be considered for such a position.

Graduate Faculty

Robert A. Cobb, Ed.D. (Springfield, 1969), Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Aspirations of youth and adults, school policy development, educational leadership, and higher education.

Elizabeth J. Allan, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University, 1999), Assistant Professor. Educational Leadership, Higher Education. Equity policy, gender and education.

A. James Artesani, Ed.D. (West Virginia University, 1992), Associate Professor, Special Education, Transition Program.

Rosemary A. Bamford, Ed.D. (Georgia, 1977), Professor and Site Coordinator for Reading Recovery. Literature for children and young adults, language arts and writing processes.

Marc D. Baranowski, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State, 1977), Associate Professor of Human Development. Adolescent and adult development, gerontology, family stress.

Mary Bird, M.Ed. (Harvard University, 1987), Instructor. Science Education and Environmental Education.

Linda M. Bowe, M.Ed. (University of Maine, 1997), Assistant Professor. Educational Leadership. Program planning and evaluation, public service.

Edward N. Brazee, Ed.D. (Northern Colorado, 1975), Professor. Middle level education, curriculum development.

Phyllis E. Brazee, Ed.D. (Northern Colorado, 1976), Associate Professor. Curriculum and foundations.

Dorothy Tysse Breen, Ph.D. (Wisconsin, 1987), Associate Professor. Counseling children and adolescents, developmental guidance.

David Brown, Ed.D. (Vanderbilt University, 1980), Associate Professor. Leadership planning, policy analysis in local district and state governance.

Stephen A. Butterfield, Ph.D. (Ohio State, 1984), Professor of Education and Physical Education.

Sandra Caron, Ph.D. (Syracuse, 1986), Professor of Family Relations. Human sexuality: AIDS and families, contraception, date rape, sexuality education and curriculum development.

James Chiavacci, Ph.D. (University of Colorado-Denver, 1987), Instructional Technologist. Instructional Technology.

Theodore Coladarci, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1980), Professor. Educational psychology and research methodology.

Nellie Cyr, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh, 1997), Assistant Professor. Exercise physiology and exercise epidemiology.

William E. Davis, Ph.D. (Connecticut, 1968), Professor. Issues in special education, at-risk children and families; and school reform. Director, Institute for the Study of At-Risk Students.

Gordon A. Donaldson, Jr., Ed.D. (Harvard, 1976), Professor. Educational leadership, rural school administration, the principalship.

Suzanne Estler, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1978), Associate Professor of Higher Education. Decision making, change and policy processes in educational organizations.

Pamela S. Flood, M.Ed. (University of Maine, 1996), Assistant Research Professor. National Center for Student Aspirations.

Abigail Garthwait, Ed.D. (University of Maine, 2000), Assistant Professor. Instructional Technology. Appropriate integration of technology in K–12 classrooms.

Walter J. Harris, Ph.D. (Syracuse, 1973), Professor. Behavior disorders in children and adolescents, issues in special education.

Dianne L. Hoff, Ed.D. (University of Louisville, 1998), Assistant Professor. Educational Leadership. School legal issues, special school pop-ulations, the superintendency and the principalship.

Edward Jadallah, Ph.D. (Ohio State University, 1984) Associate Professor. Teacher education, social studies education.

Janice V. Kristo, Ph.D. (Connecticut, 1979), Professor. Integration of the language arts, literature, reading development, and classroom-based research.

Robert A. Lehnhard, Ph.D., (Ohio State, 1984), Associate Professor of Physical Education. Exercise physiology.

Owen J. Logue, Ed.D. (Vanderbilt University, 1992), Assistant Dean for Academic Services. Special Education.

John Maddaus, Ph.D. (Syracuse, 1987), Associate Professor. Social and historical foundations of education, educational policy, school choice, parent-teacher communications.

Mary Madden, Ph.D. (University of Maine, 2000), Assistant Research Professor. Girls’ development and education, program evaluation, and qualitative research.

George F. Marnik, Ed.D. (University of Maine, 1997), Assistant Professor. Educational Leadership. Change process in high schools.

Mary Ann McGarry, Ed.D. (University of Maine, 1994), Associate Professor. Science and Environmental Education.

Robert M. Milardo, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State, 1982), Professor of Child Development and Family Relations. Family violence, social networks, divorce.

Sidney Mitchell, Ph.D. (McGill University, 2002), Assistant Professor. Educational Psychology.

Paula Moore, Ed.D (University of Maine, 1991), Director of Reading Recovery, Cooperating Assistant Professor Early literacy.

Eric A. Pandiscio, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin, 1994), Associate Professor. Math education.

Constance M. Perry, Ed.D. (Maine, 1976), Professor. Graduate and undergraduate teacher education.

Anne E. Pooler, Ed.D. (Maine, 1975), Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Instruction. Curriculum development with emphasis on social studies and economic education.

Brenda M. Power, Ph.D. (University of N.H., 1988), Professor. Literacy education and teacher as researcher.

Russell J. Quaglia, Ed.D. (Columbia, 1987), Associate Professor. Organizational theory, change aspirations and policy processes in educational organizations.

Glenn Reif, Ed.D. (Virginia Tech., 1990), Associate Professor. Physical education pedagogy.

James A. Rog, Ed.D. (Massachusetts, 1979) Associate Professor. Teacher education, staff development.

Gary L. Schilmoeller, Ph.D. (Kansas, 1977), Associate Professor of Child Development and Family Relations.

Peggy K. Schomaker, Ph.D. (Michigan State, 1961), Associate Professor of Consumer Economics and Management. Consumer economics, housing.

Janet E. Spector, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1983), Assistant Professor. Special education, assessment, and early literacy.

Sydney Carroll Thomas, Ph.D. (University of Rochester, 1993), Associate Professor. Human development in educational contexts, counseling philosophy and theory, politics of social class in schools.

Ruth Townsend, C.A.S. (University of Maine, 1999), Educational Program Specialist. Foundations and assessment.

Herman G. Weller, Ed.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990), Associate Professor. Science education.

Jane Wellman-Little, C.A.S. (University of Maine, 1997), Instructor. Literacy education.

Jeff Wilhelm, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin, 1994), Associate Professor. Developmental reading, the arts and literacy, technology and education, middle/secondary school issues, teaching of literature and literary response.

Nancy Yoder, Ph.D. (Emory University, 1979), Associate Professor. Educational Leadership. School/university partnerships, schooling/culture connections.

Lucille Zeph, Ed.D. (Vanderbilt, 1983), Associate Professor. Special education. Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Severe disabilities, public school integration, and educational leadership.

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