Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 11:49:48 AM Wed, 4 Feb 2015 
 Wendy  Middlemiss
 Contact Information
Wendy Middlemiss
Associate Professor-Educational Psychology
Email  wendy.middlemiss@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 369-8870   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Educational Psychology Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 1992
Master of Science Educational Psychology Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 1990
Master of Science in Education Educational Psychology Fordham University, New York, New York 1988
Bachelor of Science Speech Communication Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 1984
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015DFST3123004Child Development  
Spring 2015DFST2033004Parenting in Diverse Families Download Syllabus
Fall 2014EPSY6113001Applied Developmental Psychology Download Syllabus
Fall 2014EPSY6040001Foundations of Educational Psychology Download Syllabus
Fall 2014DFST2033005Parenting in Diverse Families Download Syllabus
Summer 2012EPSY5550026Theories of Learning Download Syllabus
Summer 2012EPSY5550020Theories of Learning Download Syllabus
Summer 2012EPSY6040001Foundations of Educational Psychology Download Syllabus
Fall 2012DFST2033005Parenting in Diverse Families Download Syllabus
Fall 2012EPSY6113001Application of Developmental Theories in Research Download Syllabus
Spring 2013EPSY5550020Theories of Learning Download Syllabus
Spring 2013DFST2033004Parenting in Diverse Families Download Syllabus
Summer 2011DFST3123001Child Development  
Summer 2011DFST2033001Parenting in Diverse Families  
Spring 2012EPSY5550001Theories of Learning Download Syllabus
Spring 2012DFST2033004Parenting in Diverse Families Download Syllabus
Spring 2011DFST2033004Parenting in Diverse Families Download Syllabus
Spring 2010DFST5133001Infant and Child Development36Download Syllabus
Spring 2010DFST2033004Parenting in Diverse Families87Download Syllabus
Fall 2011DFST5133001Infant and Child Development Download Syllabus
Fall 2011DFST2033004Parenting in Diverse Families  
Fall 2011DFST2033002Parenting in Diverse Families  
Fall 2010DFST6113001Application of Developmental Theories in Research18Download Syllabus
Fall 2010DFST3123001Child Development Download Syllabus
Fall 2010DFST2033002Parenting in Diverse Families Download Syllabus
Fall 2009DFST2033004Parenting in Diverse Families372Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Essentials of Safe Infant Sleep
Family Impact Seminar
Work with Dr. R. Gordon on preparing Family Impact Seminar, April 2013, to address communicating messages regarding safe infant sleep.
Hampton, J. (2006). Characteristics leading to families’ transition out of or continued stay in HUD public housing
Student Research Internships at Pennsylvania State University
Klink, J. (2005). Student Satisfaction across Traditional and Nontraditional Students.
Student Research Internships at Pennsylvania State University
Middlemiss, W. (2008-2009). Sleep Routines and related stress response for Korean infants and mothers
Data collection to begin 2009. Research in progress
Middlemiss, W., Granger, D., Goldberg, W., Nielsen, H. (2008). Collection of infant and mother salivary stress responses during a 7-day sleep training program
Data collection in progress. Hamilton, New Zealand. Funded through Penn State and Waikato Institute of Technology.
On-Going Projects
Implementing Lay Health Advisor based Educational Home Visiting Program for families whose infants are at high risk of SIDS events. Working with colleagues at the UNT Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma State University Pediatric Clinic.
Examining use of portable, safe sleep spaces for infants at risk of SIDS.
Developing an on-line educational tool to help new parents and practitioners identifyi the essential components of safe infant sleep and nighttime care.
Development of Intelligent Tutoring system to further work helping with students’ reading comprehension with goal of later expansion of this program, as identified in the Institute for Educational Services grant, to incorporate family literacy objectives, as well as intergenerational programming.

Longitudinal research project assessing the relationship between infants’ and toddlers’ sleep patterns and family and cultural variables reported to affect that relation with the objective of identifying how early sleep patterns and arrangements may impact children’s later development.

Web-based and traditional data collection project aimed at identifying sleep patterns of infants and toddlers with the goal of building a model to describe how parent, infant and toddler, and cultural variables work together to impact sleep development.

Rothrauff, T. (2002-2003). Austrian and American Family Sleep Arrangements. [Co-Supervisor. Publication]
Student Research Internships at Pennsylvania State University
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2008-PresentAssociate ProfessorDept. Educational Psychololgy. Concentrations:Learning and Cognition, Human Development, Family Studies University of North Texas
2004-PresentAssociate Professor; Program Director, 4-year program. Internship Coordinator/Supervisor, 4-year program. Student advisor for all 4-year students (avg. 60)  The Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Campus
2007Visiting Scholar  Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton New Zealand
1998-2004Assistant Professor  The Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Campus
1996-1998Associate Professor  Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
1993-1998Director, Instructor  Parent Education for the Family
1993-1996Assistant Professor  Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
1992-1993Family Life Education Coordinator  Cayuga Home for Children, Auburn, NY
1992InstructorPsychology 506 State University of New York, Cortland
1992InstructorPsychology 501 State University of New York, Cortland
1991-1992Course CoordinatorPsychology 205 Syracuse University
1991-1992Staff Counselor  Spaulding P.R.A.Y. Syracuse, NY
1989-1992Teaching Fellow  Syracuse University
1990Parenting Instructor  Delaware School Syracuse, NY
1989-1990InstructorPsychology 365 Syracuse University
1988-1989Teaching AssistantPsychology 205 Syracuse University
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
Response to “Let's help parents help themselves: A letter to the editor supporting the..
Granger, D.A. & Goldberg, W.A., Nathans, L.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Infant Sleep (In Press). In R. McAlpine, Ed., Inspired Children. How the Leading Minds of Today Raise their Kids. 
Middlemiss, W.
Book chapters
Middlemiss, W., & Kendall-Tackett, K. (2013). Editors. The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep. Current Findings on Bedsharing, Breastfeeding, Sleep-Training, and Normal Infant Sleep. Amarillo, TX: Praeclarus Press.
Middlemiss, W. & Kendall-Tackett, K.
Praeclarus Press
Books Edited
Middlemiss, W. (2013).Bringing the Parent Back into Decisions about Nighttime Care. Clinical Lactation, 4, 71-76.
Middlemiss, W.
Clinical Lactation
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Middlemiss, W. (2013). Crying it Out. Important Considerations. Guest Editorial. Clinical Lactation, 4, 55-56.
Middlemiss, W.
Clinical Lactation
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2013Clinical LactationSpecial Issue Editor 
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2013Infant Sleep 2013 Conference Series [Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth] Presentation 1. Potential costs of asynchrony of mother-infant response in behavioral sleep interventions. No crying may not mean no distress.Invited SpeakerSafe Sleep Space, Melbourne Australia
2013Infant Sleep 2013 Conference Series [Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth] Presentation 2. Deciphering the Research: What is it saying about infant sleep and settling.Invited SpeakerSafe Sleep Space, Melbourne Australia
2013Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Practices and ProgramsPreconference Workshop Organizing Committee; PresenterNational Council on Family Relations
2013Understanding Evidence-based vs. Evidence-informed Programming/Best-practice programmingPresenter with R. YaureNational Council on Family Relations
2013Yes You Can! Simple steps for adapting parent education materials for online use.Paper Presentation with R. Yaure, E. HueyNational Council on Family Relations
2013Putting Research to Work for ParentsPresentation with R. Yaure, R. Gordon, K. Kendall-Tackett, H. Stevens, and E. HueyNational Council on Family Relations
2013Are Infant Nightwakings always Viewed as Problematic? Examination of mothers' perceptions of infant needs and sleep outcomesPresentation. L. NathansNational Council on Family Relations
2012The role of civility in parent-patient communications related to infant care.Presentation with E. HueyAssociation for Moral Education
2011Training Program: Communicating about Infant Nighttime Care across Diversity.Presenter with R. Yaure, J.J. McKenna, P. Fleming, K. Green, C. Frosch, M. Stone, P. Ament, A. Moskey, L. Nathans, T. Sasser, D. SmithNational Council on Family Relations
2011Infant Nighttime Care: What should we consider?Presentation with R. Yaure and E. HueyNational Council on Family Relations
2011Implications of Multimethod Research Designs as a Means of Understanding Dynamic Care Contexts and Parent Preferences.Teaching PresentationUniversity of Central Missouri
2010Working with Families through a Process Orientation: Focusingn on Best Practices through Family StrengthsInvited Speaker, Ewa University, Seuol KoreaEwa University Special Education
2010Relational Interaction, Infant Mental Health and the Transition to SleepWorkshop presented with L. PorterWorld Association of Infant Mental Health Congress, Leipzig Germany
2010Maternal Responsiveness and Mothers' and Infants' Experiences of Infant Transition to SleepPresentation with W. Goldberg, L. Nathans, D. GrangerWorld Association of Infant Mental Health, Leipzig Germany
2010Helping Parents and Infants Sleep: How ot Share Information in a Way Best HeardInvited PresenterTexas Council of Community Centers
2010How Developmental Theory can Help Answer Parents' Questions about infants, toddlers, and concerns such as sleepInvited PresenterInfant Mental Health Advocacy Award and Conference
2009Where's the Blend between Policy, Culture, and Best Practice.Presentation with K. GreenNational Council on Family Relations
2009Infant SleepInvited SpeakerParents Tool Talk Radio Call-In Presentation
2009Mother and Infant Sleep and Cortisol and Alpha-Amylase Levels during Night Sleep Routines.Paper presented with D. Granger, H. Nielsen, A. NeivarSociety for Research in Child Development
2009Mothers' Stress Levels across Different Infant Sleep Routines.Presentation w. D. GrangerNational Council on Family Relations
2009Implications of attachment-based interactions and stress responses of infants and mothers across different sleep routines for prevention of attachment disorders.Presenter with H. Nielsen, A. Williams, D. GrangerPaediatric Society of New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand
2008As offered under the Institute of Family and Community Empowerment to build inter-agency Grant writing efforts and agency-based grant Writing in local communityCoordinatorPenn State Grant Writing Workshop
2003Analyzing Developmental Trajectories: A Group Based ApproachWorkshop attendedMethodology Center, Pennsylvania State University
2001Gore Family Reunion 10: Back to the Future. Accomplishments and Next StepsInvited ParticipantHosted by Al and Tipper Gore. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2000Gore Family Reunion 9: Intergenerational RelationshipsInvited ParticipantHosted by Al and Tipper Gore, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
1996Theories of Counseling (F. Yeatman, 3-credit-hour graduate course) Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri
1996Classroom DisciplineWorkshop attendedFred Jones, Greenwood, Indiana
1995Bullying and Victim Problems in the School Setting (D. Wholey, and colleagues)Workshop attendedAmerican Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New York (Half-Day Workshop, 4 Continuing Education Credits)
1995Multiple Regression. A Review of the Basics (B. Thompson)Workshop attendedAmerican Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New York. (Half-Day Workshop, 4 Continuing Education Credits)
1995Path Analysis: From the Ground Up (R. Kline)Workshop attendedAmerican Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New York. (Full-Day Workshop, 7 Continuing Education Credits)
1994Adolescent Behavior Problems: A Multicomponent Family-Based Approach (H.A. Liddle)Workshop attendedAmerican Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. (Half-Day Workshop; 4 Continuing Education Credits)
toggle toggle  News
Asynchrony of mother–infant hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis activity following extinction of infant crying responses induced during the transition to sleep
Early Human Development 89 (2013) 41"42

Response to “Let's help parents help themselves: A letter to the editor supporting the
Early Human Development 89 (2013) 41"42

toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2009 2009 Middlemiss, W. & Green, K. (Accepted). Where’s the Blend between Policy, Culture, and Best Practice
Poster to be presented at the National Conference on Family Relations annual conference. San Francisco, CA.
2009 2009 Middlemiss, W., Granger, D. A., Nielsen, H. & Nievar, N. (April, 2009). Mother and Infant Sleep and Cortisol and Alpha-Amylase Levels During Night Sleep Routines
Presented in Paper Symposium Physiological Correlates of Young Children's Sleep: Associations With Salivary Cortisol and Alpha-Amylase. W. Goldberg, & W. Middlemiss, co-chairs. Presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
2009 2009 Middlemiss, W. & Granger, D. A. (April, 2009) Mothers' Stress Levels Across Different Infant Sleep Routines
Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013Measuring the Impact of Infant Care at Sleep Transition: Monitoring Effects on Infant Stress Regulation When Exposed to Response Based Settling InterventionsDepartment of State Development, Business and Innvoation [Australia]$25Co-PIActive
2013   OtherActive
2013   OtherActive
2009Assay of Salivary Responses of Mothers and Infants engaged in Sleep Training ProgramSmall Grant Request University of North Texas$1,250Principal InvestigatorActive
2008Furthering Family-Related Research through Construction of a Research Laboratory. Middlemiss, W., & Huey, E., Jacobson, A., & Nievar, A.University of North Texas Research Infrastructure Grant Request$23,711OtherCompleted
2008Stress Levels and Infant Sleep Routines and Diurnal Pattern: Lab Assessment. Middlemiss, W. (principal investigator), & Taylor, D. (co investigator)Faculty Research Grant University of North Texas$4,800Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2006Internationalizing Internship Curriculum  Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2006Curriculum Development  Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2005Nutrition Education Network Grant. Kaplan, M. (principal investigator), Middlemiss, W. (co-principal investigator)  Co-PICompleted
2004Intelligent tutoring using the structure strategy to improve reading comprehension of middle school students. Meyer, B.J.F. (principal investigator), Wijekumar, K. (co-principal investigator), & Middlemiss, W, Popp, D., & van Horn, BInstitute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education$1,179,618Co-PICompleted
2003Effect of mother-father agreement on infant and toddler sleep patternsResearch Development Grant$1,900Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2001Sleeping patterns and children’s later academic and social DevelopmentResearch Development Grant, Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth College$3,624Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999Intergenerational Internet tutoring for reading comprehension: Assessment of the effect on children and older adults. Middlemiss, W., Lago, D., Meyer, B.J.Children, Youth, and Families Consortium Level II Funding$17,603Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999Intergenerational Internet tutoring for reading comprehension: Preparation of tutors. Meyer, B.J., Lago, D., Middlemiss, W., McDougall, J.Penn State Outreach and Cooperative Extension Outreach Partnership Fund$6,886Co-PICompleted
1999Intergenerational Internet tutoring for reading comprehension: Assessment of the effect on children and older adults. Middlemiss, W. Lago, D., Meyer, B.J.Children, Youth, and Families Consortium$3,780OtherCompleted
1999Increasing Penn State’s activities supporting intergenerational family programs and needs. Middlemiss, W., Lago, D., Corbin, M, & Zarit, S.Children Youth and Families Consortium$2,305OtherCompleted
1999Parent education program for parenting adolescent parentsResearch Development Grant, Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth College$2,521Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1997-1998Adolescent attachment and adolescents' transition to college. Middlemiss, W., Ament, P.A., & Coffman, L.Faculty Research Program Grant, Spring, 1997. Central Missouri State University OtherCompleted
1994Skills building program for parents with adolescent children. Middlemiss, W. & Crisafulli, L.Faculty Research Program Grant. Central Missouri State University$1,500OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2012-PresentNo Cry It OutResearch Scientist Work with an interdisciplinary, international team to review scientific studies regarding infant sleep and interpret findings for use by parents
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YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2012-2013American Psychological AssociationFamily Psychology
2012-20133Infant Mental Health JournalSleep
2011-2013American Psychological AssociationEducational Psychology
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2013-PresentDanielle RohrDissertation ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation Proposal
2013-PresentMary Tarsha2nd Year Medical StudentGraduate ResearchWork with J. McKenna on crying research
2013-PresentCory KildareDissertation ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingProposal in Progress
2013-PresentDana BookerDissertation Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingProposal in Progress
2012-PresentJanelle ClearyPh.D. Candidate in Australia. Serving as mentor for cortisol researchGraduate ResearchDissertation Research at Australian University of New England, School of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Social Sciences
2012-PresentJulie WilliamsDissertation Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2012-PresentLaurie EtheridgeDissertation Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2013Rhonda ArthurCo-Mentor, "More Than A Mentor" Student OrganizationUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingMore Than A Mentor
2013Stephanie BrownDissertation Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation
2011-2013Arturo OrozcoDissertation Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation
2011Michelle KoussaTeaching MentorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2013-PresentOpportunity Analysis CommitteeChairCommittee appointed by the Provost Office to examine equitable distribution of resources to support faculty success
2013-PresentFaculty Senate University Review CommitteeMemberElected
2012-PresentCollege of Education Faculty Assembly CommitteeMemberElected
2011-PresentMasters Policy CommitteeMember 
2013Search Committee. Family StudiesMember 
2011-2013Development and Family Studies Program CommitteeMember 
2002-2003Awards committeeMemberGenerations United
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2012-PresentWomen's Faculty NetworkMember, Mentor for New Faculty 
2011-PresentNew Zealand Infant Mental Health OrganizationMemberInternational Organization
2010-PresentWorld Association of Infant Mental HealthMemberInternational Organization
1996-PresentThe Society for Community Research and ActionMemberNational Organizations
1996-PresentSociety for Research on AdolescenceMemberNational Organizations
1995-PresentAmerican Association of University ProfessorsMemberNational Organizations
1995-PresentAmerican Association of University WomenMemberNational Organizations
1994-PresentPhi Beta Kappa Honor FraternityMemberEducational Organizations
1993-PresentSociety for Psychological Study of Social IssuesMemberNational Organizations
1992-PresentNational Council on Family Relations Family RelationsCertified Family Life Educator, Co-chair (1994-1995), Parent Education Focus Group (1996-1997)National Organizations
1992-PresentAmerican Psychological AssociationMemberNational Organizations
1989-PresentSociety for Research in Child DevelopmentMemberNational Organizations
1983-PresentSigma Alpha Iota Honor FraternityMemberEducational Organizations
1990-2002Pi Lambda Theta Honor FraternityMemberEducational Organizations
1993-1999Missouri Psychological AssociationMemberNational Organizations
1993-1996Midwestern Psychological AssociationMemberNational Organizations
1990-1991Graduate Student OrganizationPresident (full-time, remunerated position) (1990-1991), Graduate Student Body: 3,400, Vice President (1989-1990), MemberEducational Organizations
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2002-2004Faculty Senate Service AwardPenn State Shenango
1998-1999Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the YearPenn State Shenango
1995-1996Psychology Teacher of the YearCentral Missouri State University
1994-1995Central Missouri State University College Service Award 
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
1987-1988Opengate, Somers, NYProgram Specialist
1987-1988Carmel, New YorkMedical Writer
1987-1988Cliggott Publishing, Greenwich, CTDepartments Editor
1986-1988RAPE Hotline, White Plains, NYRape Crisis Counselor
1985-1987Raven Press, New York, NYProduction Editor
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2013Working Mother MagazineContact for ArticleChild Discipline
2012-2013FoxI4 News DFWEducational PsychologistProvide Responses to Current Events relative to Development, Family, or Infants
2012Parents MagazineProfessional Contact for Article 
2012-2013Child MagazineProfessional ContactArticles on returning to school, school interactions
2012Morningside Community Partnerships CommitteeChair, Prenatal to 3rd gradeExamine community services and community identified needs for service
2012-2013Society for Research in Child DevelopmentTeaching Mentor for New FacultyMentor SRCD members who are new faculty at other Univerisites. Discuss teaching and roles as new faculty. Have mentored 4 new faculty at unverisites national wide.
2012-2013National Council on Family RelationsMentor for International Meeting attendeesHelp international attendees manage their first conference experience
2006-Institute of Family and Community EmpowermentEstablished and currently Co-directProfessional Community Involvement
2005-2006Montessori School of Mahoning ValleyPresident, Board of TrusteesProfessional Community Involvement
2004Space Station Summer Program for 7th-9th Graders, Penn State ShenangoConsultant, Assess for developmentally appropriate activity levelsProfessional Community Involvement
2003-Penn State University Cooperative Extension County Planning Sessions: Our Children, Our FutureLeaderProfessional Community Involvement
2003-Shenango Valley YMCAMember, Board of DirectorsProfessional Community Involvement
2002-2007Shenango Valley Community LibraryMember, Board of Directors, as appointed by City CouncilProfessional Community Involvement
1999-Family Planning Services of Mercer CountyMember, Board of Directors, Annual Campaign Director (2001-present), President, Advisory Board (2005-present)Professional Community Involvement
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Associate Professor, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO (Tenured)
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of educational and developmental psychology. Develop and implement a mentoring program for graduate teaching assistants. Conduct research in scholarly areas of interest. Support University community through active committee involvement. Received Tenure: 1998

Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Campus (Tenured)
Program Director, 4-year program. Internship Coordinator/Supervisor, 4-year program. Student advisor for all 4-year students (avg. 60). Teach upper level courses in development and family theories. Teach capstone seminar course. Conduct research in related areas of interest with a focus on applying theory to practice to match focus of program. Develop Child Care Education Program and Early Childhood Care and Education Associates Degree option. Co-Director, Institute of Community and Family Empowerment Received Teaching Award, 1999; Nominated for University Service Award, 2008 [in progress]. Sabbatical Research Leave for Data Collection: Spring, Summer, 2007.

Associate Professor, University of North Texas (Tenured)
Department of Educational Psychology in the program of Development and Family Studies. Teaching and research in areas of development and family theories.

Course Coordinator, Psychology 205, Syracuse University
Monitor classroom instruction of graduate student recitation leaders for introductory psychology course. Prepare examinations and grading practices.

Departments Editor, Cliggott Publishing Greenwich, CT
Write clinical citations and generate question and answer letters for publication.

Director, Instructor, Parent Education for the Family
Developed and instructed parent education program for families facing numerous challenges, including parent-adolescent parent relations; adult parents with children in placement. Included work across socioeconomic and racial diversity.

Family Life Education Coordinator, Cayuga Home for Children Auburn, NY
Construct and implement parental intervention program for parents of children who have been placed out of the home due to parental neglect or child’s behavior. Program objective was to identify present parental skills and parent-child interactions and provide psycho-educational interventions through individual contact and group parenting classes. Construct and implement an Independent Living Skills program for adolescents in the residential setting. Certified Family Life Educator, National Council of Family Relations.

Instructor, Psychology 365, Syracuse University
Develop syllabus, course requirements, examinations, and grading structure. Prepare and give lectures, conduct review sessions.

Instructor, Psychology 501, State University of New York, Cortland
Teach Advanced Educational Psychology, graduate level. Course emphasis placed on the application of educational principles and theories in the classroom setting.

Instructor, Psychology 506, State University of New York, Cortland
Teach Advanced Adolescent Psychology at graduate level. Course emphasis placed on the understanding theories of adolescent psychology and their application to the classroom

Medical Writer, Carmel, New York
Write abstracts for publication. Edit medical manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals. Self-employed.

Parenting Instructor, Delaware School, Syracuse, NY
Conduct parenting classes for parents of children attending a Syracuse City School in a low income district.

Production Editor, Raven Press, New York, NY
Oversee production and editing of four peer-reviewed internationally circulated medical journals.

Program Specialist, Opengate Somers, NY
Maintain productive living environment for developmentally disabled, dual diagnosed adults in a private residential institution. Supervise activities of residents and caretakers Write, implement behavioral programs in daily living, academic and social skills. Conduct crisis intervention.

Rape Crisis Counselor, RAPE Hotline, White Plains, NY
Handle calls and supportive contact for a 24-hour crisis hotline.

Staff Counselor, Spaulding P.R.A.Y., Syracuse, NY
Oversee and supervise activities and learning programs for eight developmentally disabled adults in a sheltered apartment.

Teaching Assistant, Psychology 205, Syracuse University
Prepare and lead recitation sessions. Conduct review sessions. Grade papers and calculate overall grade.

Teaching Fellow, Syracuse University
Lead microteaching sessions to instruct incoming teaching assistants in techniques for conducting lectures and group discussions. Lead small group discussions concerning responsibilities and expectations.

Visiting Scholar, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton New Zealand
Taught undergraduate and graduate seminars in child development and research approaches; Initiated research project addressing stress levels associated with infant sleep

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