Javascript must be enabled to use this form.

Research Profile
 View Profile
 
  Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 02:57:02 PM Wed, 5 Mar 2014 
 Arminta Lee Jacobson
 Contact Information
Arminta Lee Jacobson
Professor-Educational Psychology
 
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 311335/ Department of Educational Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203     Office LocationMatthews Hall, Room No.: 304A 
Email  arminta.jacobson@unt.edu    Contact Number 9405652432   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Doctoral of PhilosophyChild DevelopmentTexas Woman's University1979
 Master of ScienceHome Economics EducationTexas Women's University1968
 Bachelor of ScienceHome Economics EducationTexas Tech University1963
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014DFST3213001Infant and Toddler Intervention Download Syllabus
Spring 2014DFST1013004Human Development Download Syllabus
Fall 2013DFST4433002Family Resource Management Download Syllabus
Spring 2013DFST3423030Family, School, and Community3Download Syllabus
Fall 2012DFST3423020Family, School, and Community3Download Syllabus
Fall 2012DFST3423026Family, School, and Community3 
Fall 2012DFST4433002Family Resource Management3Download Syllabus
Spring 2012DFST4413001Family Life Education3Download Syllabus
Fall 2011DFST3423020Family, School, and Community3Download Syllabus
Fall 2011DFST3423026Family, School, and Community3Download Syllabus
Fall 2011DFST4433002Family Resource Management3Download Syllabus
Spring 2011DFST3423020Family, School, and Community Download Syllabus
Spring 2011DFST3423026Family, School, and Community Download Syllabus
Spring 2011DFST4413001Family Life Education Download Syllabus
Fall 2010DFST3423020Family, School and Community Download Syllabus
Fall 2010DFST4433002Family Resource Management Download Syllabus
Spring 2010DFST4413001Family Life Education192 
Spring 2010DFST5313001Parent-Child Interaction45 
Fall 2009DFST4423020Families, Schools and Community Resources174 
Fall 2009DFST4433002Family Resource Management141 
toggle toggle Research and Expertise
Child Development
 

Early Education
 

Family Life Education
 

Infant Care
 

Parent Education
 

Parent Involvement
 

Parenting
 

Work-Family Relations
 

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2003-presentElaine Milliken Mathes Professor College of EducationUniversity of North Texas
1992-presentCertified Family Life Educator  National Council on Family Relations
1987-presentCertified in Family and Consumer Sciences  American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
1963-presentPermanent Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate  Texas Education Agency
1993-2003Associate ProfessorDepartment: Counseling, Development & Higher EducationCollege of EducationUniversity of North Texas
1990-1993Associate ProfessorDepartment: Elementary, Early Childhood, & Reading Education UNT-University of North Texas
1988-1990Assistant ProfessorDepartment: Elementary, Early Childhood, & Reading Education UNT-University of North Texas
1983-1988Assistant ProfessorSchool of Human Resource Management (Home Economics) UNT-University of North Texas
1981-1983Adjunct/LecturerSchool of Home Economics UNT-University of North Texas
1976-1977Graduate Research Assistant Head Start Regional Training OfficeTexas Woman’s University (TWU), Denton, TX
1975-1977Graduate Teaching Fellow 1966Textiles & Human DevelopmentTWU College of NutritionTexas Woman’s University (TWU), Denton, TX
1973-1974Pre-Kindergarten Teacher First Baptist Church KindergartenFirst Baptist Church, Denton, Texas
1964-1966Home Economics TeacherSouth Oak Cliff High School Dallas ISD, Dallas, Texas
1963-1964Home Service Advisor Dallas Power & Light CompanyDallas Power & Light Co. Dallas, Texas
1982Preschool TeacherSchool of Home Economics, Child Development Laboratory UNT-University of North Texas
1981Part-time Instructor Dallas County Community College DistrictEastfield College
1978Adjunct FacultySchool of Home Economics UNT-University of North Texas
1978Graduate Teaching FellowTWU College of Nutrition, Textiles, & Human Development Texas Woman’s University (TWU), Denton, TX
1974Preschool Teacher Timber Creek Early Learning CenterLearning Center, Flower Mound, Texas
1973Food Service DirectorDenton Christian Preschool Denton Christian Preschool, Denton, Texas
1967Preschool TeacherTWU Nursery School Texas Woman’s University (TWU), Denton, TX
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014404020
2012-2013404020
2011-20120.40.40.2
2009-2010404020
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next>> 25>> 
  YearPublication  Type
2014
Accepted/In-press
Parent Teacher Education Connection: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Family Engagement.
Brown, A., Harris, M., Jacobson, A., & Trotti, J.
The Teacher Educator
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2013
Published
Perceived relationship improvement from premarital and relationship education: A follow-up study.  Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 42(2).
Kruenegel-Farr, D., McEnturff, A., Acker, J., Jacobson, A., Kildare, C., & Hawkins, A.
AAFCS
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2012
Published
 The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Program's Relationship with Mother and School Outcomes. 23, 1-16.
Johnson, U. Y., Martinez-Cantu, V, Jacobson, A. L., Weir, C.
Early Education and Development
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2012
Published
 Preservice Teachers Multicultural Teaching Concerns and Knowledge about Parent Involvement Practices.  25(1), 24-37.

Trotti, J., Harris, M. M., Jacobson, A., Brown, A.
Teacher Education & Practice
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2012
Published
 Family life education: A model for graduate education. 
Jacobson, A.
National Council on Family Relations REPORT
Non Refereed(Non-peer reviewed)Journals
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
 2009 Brown, A., Trotti, J, Jacobson, A., & Harris, M. Teacher Candidate Learning about Family Involvement at Four Universities. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 14-17, 2009.
 2009 Nievar, A., Jacobson, A., & Dier, S. E. A home visiting intervention for at-risk immigrant families: Effects on parenting and children’s vocabulary. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Denver, CO. (2009, April). Peer-reviewed. International conference
 2009 Nievar, A., & Jacobson, A. Key HIPPY research and evaluations to date: Texas Studies. National HIPPY Evaluation Summit. San Antonio, TX. (2009, April). Invited. National conference.
 2008 Nievar, M. A., Jacobson, A.L., Dier, S. E., Home Visiting for At-Risk Preschoolers: A Successful Model for Latino Families. 70th Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations. Little Rock, AR. (2008, November). Peer-reviewed National conference
 2007 Penick, S. R., & Jacobson, A. Comparison of evangelical Christian children’s God-concepts and logical thinking ability. . National Council on Family Relations 69rd Annual Conference, November 7-10, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA,
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2012-20132012 American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Ruth O’Brien Project GrantAmerican Association of Family & Consumer Sciences$5,000Principal InvestigatorActive
2012-2013Impact of HIPPY Participation on Maternal Self-EfficacyTimberlawn Psychiatric Research Foundation, Inc.$23,828.44Principal InvestigatorActive
2009-2010Texas HIPPYCorps.One Star Foundation$328,249Principal InvestigatorActive
2009-2010Charn Uswachoke International GrantInternational Conference$10,000Principal InvestigatorActive
2008-2009Texas HIPPYCorps.One Star Foundation$328,249Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008-2009Charn Uswachoke International GrantInternational Conference$10,000Co-PICompleted
2008-2009UNT Hispanic and Global Studies Initiatives FundInternational Conference$5,500Co-PICompleted
2007-2008Texas HIPPYCorps.One Star Foundation$328,249Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2007-2008Mental Health Needs of At-Risk FamiliesTimberlawn Foundation$35,247Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008UNT Infrastructure GrantsResearch Laboratory$23,711Co-PICompleted
2006-2007Texas HIPPYCorps.One Star Foundation$322,185Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2007Charn Uswachoke International GrantInternational Conference$4,600Co-PICompleted
2005-2006Texas HIPPYCorpsOne Star Foundation$324,234Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2005-2006UNT Faculty Research GrantBaseline Assessment of Parenting Knowledge and Home Environments$5,000Co-PICompleted
2003-2006Parent Teacher Education ConnectionU.S. Department of Education$392,017Co-PICompleted
2004-2005Texas HIPPYCorpsOne Star Foundation$319,123Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003-2004Texas HIPPYCorps InitiativeTexas Workforce Commission, TCVCS$216,772Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003-2004Texas Registry of Parent Educator Resources (Texas ROPER)Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services$42,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003-2004Statewide Capacity Building for Meeting Needs of Parents of NewbornsTapestry Foundation$30,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003-2004Statewide Capacity Building for Meeting Needs of Parents of NewbornsHogg Foundation for Mental Health$30,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2003Statewide Capacity Building for Meeting Needs of Parents of NewbornsHogg Foundation for Mental Health$60,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2003Texas HIPPYCorps InitiativeTexas Workforce Commission, TCVCS$289,397Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2003Texas Registry of Parent Educator Resources (Texas ROPER)Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services$60,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2003Family & Education On-Line Course Between University of North Texas & Universidad de MonterreyCharn Uswachoke International Grant$4,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2001-2002Texas Registry of Parent Educator Resources (Texas ROPER)Children’s Trust Fund of Texas$22,663OtherCompleted
2001-2002Texas HIPPYCorps InitiativeTexas Workforce Commission, AmeriCorps Program Services Grant$297,497Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2001-2002Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory ServicesCoalition of Parent Educators for Prevention of Abuse with Resources, Education, Nurturing and Training Support$100,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000-2002Parkland Health and Hospital SystemResearch for Babies First! In Dallas$32,566Co-PICompleted
2002Statewide Capacity Building for Meeting Needs of Parents of NewbornsTapestry Foundation$20,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002Child Care Local Initiative AgreementTexas Workforce Commission$26,400Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002Child Care Local Initiative AgreementTexas Workforce Commission$26,400Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002Teacher Training on Epstein’s Six Levels of Parent InvolvementDallas Independent School District$800Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002Technology Based Professional Development for Parent InvolvementCOE Research Enhancement Grant$12,500Co-PICompleted
2000-2001Evaluation of Texas, California, and Louisiana HIPPY programsHIPPY USA$3,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000-2001Texas HIPPY – AmeriCorpsTexas Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service$289,397Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000-2001Texas Registry of Parent Educator ResourcesTexas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services$100,435Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000-2001Texas Registry of Parent Educator ResourcesChildren’s Trust Fund of Texas$124,936Co-PICompleted
2000-20012000-2001 9th Annual Conference on Parent Education SpeakerChildren’s Trust Fund of Texas$2,730Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000-2001North Texas Public Broadcasting, Curriculum Development for First Impressions Project $34,220Co-PICompleted
1999-2000Attitudes, Knowledge and Skills of Parent Educators: Survey and Implications for Family Scientists, Parents, and Parent EducatorsAmerican Association of Family & Consumer Science$7,476Co-PICompleted
1999-2000Texas HIPPY – AmeriCorpsTexas Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service$287,122Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2000Program Evaluation of Texas HIPPYCorp.Texas HIPPY, Dallas Reads$8,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2000Texas Registry of Parent Educator ResourcesResources & Support for Parent Professionals and Parents in Texas, PI, Texas Head Start Collaboration$6,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2000Texas Registry of Parent Educator ResourcesResources & Support for Parent Professionals and Parents in Texas, PI, Children’s Trust Fund of Texas$99,703Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2000Texas Registry of Parent Educator ResourcesResources & Support for Parent Professionals and Parents in Texas, PI, Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services$83,939Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2000Comparison of Theories of Lowenfeld and Vygotsky in Adult Participation with Young Children’s DrawingUNT Faculty Research Grant$2,000Co-PICompleted
1998-2000Parent Educator Data Base and Professional DevelopmentHogg Foundation for Mental Health of Texas$47,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998-1999Parent Educator Data Base and Professional DevelopmentChildren’s Trust Fund of Texas$50,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998-1999Program Evaluation of HIPPYCorp projectHIPPYTexas, Dallas Reads$11,780Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999Children’s Television Workshop Sesame Street Family Child Care ProjectChildren’s Television Workshop$30,049Co-PICompleted
1999Program Evaluation of Louisiana HIPPY Corps.Louisiana State Department of Education$8,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999Family Focus Project of Mental Health Association in TexasU.S. Department of Education: Report on Parent Involvement in Texas Schools$4,829Co-PICompleted
1999Evaluation of Family Frameworks Parent Education Curriculum for 1998-99Texas Association of School Boards$11,000Co-PICompleted
1997-1998Program Evaluation of Texas HIPPYCorpHIPPYTexas, Dallas Reads$12,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1997-1998Assessment of Training on Child Abuse and Neglect in TexasChildren’s Trust Fund of Texas$65,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1997-1998Development of Newsletter and Statewide Directory of Parent Involvement Resources in TexasTexas Education Agency, Parent Involvement and Community Empowerment Unit$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1997-1998Diversity Training in Parent InvolvementARCO Diversity in Education Grant$2,500Co-PICompleted
1990-1991Competencies and Characteristics of Education Professionals in Enabling Parental Involvement in EducationMeadows Research Award (College of Education)$1,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1990-1991Relationship of Infant Age, Gender, Caregiving Pattern to Caregiver Interactions in Group CareUNT-Faculty Research Grant$1,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1986-1987Relationships of Contingency Responsiveness by Day Care Personnel to Characteristics of Infants in Group CareRuth O’Brien Project Grant Fund, American Home Economics Association$500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009Creating Change: Middle School Parent Involvement, Institutes of Education SciencesU.S. Department of Education$1,298,465.82Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009Preventing Family Violence: Motivational Interviewing with Hispanic MothersNational Institutes of Health$999,000.19Co-PICompleted
2006Family Life in Underprivileged Communities in Nuevo Leon, MexicoUNT Hispanic and Global Studies Initiatives Fund$25,960Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2006International research to help employed parents better meet the needs of childrenUNT Hispanic and Global Studies Initiatives Fund$25,000Co-PICompleted
2006Texas Parent and Children Together, U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Innovation & Improvement$6,916,701Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2006Texas Partners for Community Learning – Ready for Life Parenting Academy, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Partnership for a Nation of Learners Community Collaboration GrantKERA-TV$60,000Co-PICompleted
2005Assessment of Parenting Knowledge & Home EnvironmentTimberlawn Foundation$39,766Co-PICompleted
2005Statewide Capacity Building for Meeting Needs of Parents of NewbornsMichael and Susan Dell Foundation$100,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2004Impact of Parenting Programs on High Risk Fathers. U.S. Department of Health & Human ServicesPublic Health Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention$1,998,636Co-PICompleted
2004Texas Outreach to Prents of Newborns: Healthy Infants/Healthy Opportunities for Parent Education & SupportMarch of Dimes, Texas Chapter$250,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2004Impact of Parenting Programs on High Risk Fathers. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health ServicesCenters for Disease Control & Prevention$1,998,636Co-PICompleted
2004Engage Families In EducationU. S. Department of Education Head Start Training Grant$504,000Co-PICompleted
2003Evaluation of Early Childhood Violence Reduction ProgramCampFire USA 1st Texas Council$77,280Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003Education/Training Related to Recognizing & Responding to Child Abuse/NeglectUnited Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County$99,909Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003Child Care Training: Kids Impact CouncilUnited Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County$72,727Co-PICompleted
1998Resources Center, Academy for Research & Professional DevelopmentUNT-College of Education$2,000Co-PICompleted
1997Texas Dependent Care Coalition. Texas Work/Family ClearinghouseTexas WorkForce Commission$25,000Co-PICompleted
19971997 Statewide Database & Professional Development for Parent Educators & Parent Involvement Staff in TexasAcademy for Research & Professional Development (College of Education)$1,024.59Co-PICompleted
1996Work/Family Regional Conference. Texas Work/Family ClearinghouseTexas, Work Force Commission$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996Work/Family Regional Conference. Department of LaborWomen's Bureau (regional office)$750Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996Work/Family Regional ConferenceNational Council for Jewish Women (Dallas)$1000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996Parent Training Materials. Academy for Research & Professional DevelopmentCollege of Education$1,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996Parent Involvement Project. ARCO FoundationCollege of Education$7,384Co-PICompleted
1996Work Family Role Strain in Mothers of InfantsUNT Faculty Research Grant$1,900Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996Meadows Chair for Excellence in Education: Learning CommunitiesCollege of Education/Meadows Foundation$4,500Co-PICompleted
1996Family Research. Academy for Research & Professional DevelopmentCollege of Education$630Co-PICompleted
19961996 Effectiveness of Filial Therapy with Families Going Through Divorce. Academy for Research & Professional DevelopmentCollege of Education$2,033Co-PICompleted
1993Parents of Developmentally-Delayed Children, 0-3 yearsTexas Interagency Council on Early Intervention$9,460Principal InvestigatorCompleted
19931993 Work/Family Project. Academy for Research & Professional DevelopmentCollege of Education$630Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1992Parent Education Survey of Denton County for Denton CountyParent Education Coalition. Denton County$100Co-PICompleted
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
1998-presentNational Council on Family Relations Association of CouncilsSecretary/ Treasurer & EditorInternational/ National
1998-presentNational Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator Exam CommitteeMemberInternational/ National
2011-2013Texas Council on Family Relations-Nominating CommitteeBoard MemberState
2008-2009NPEN Committee Work Plan – Professional Recognition Systems CommitteeMemberInternational/ National
2008-2009Texas Association of Family and Consumer SciencesCounselor/Past-President Unit LeaderState
2007-2008AAFCS/APU Nominating CommitteeChairInternational/ National
2007-2008Texas Association of Family and Consumer SciencesPresidentState
2006-2007Texas Association of Family and Consumer SciencesPresident Elect & Board MemberState
2007Raising Texas Parent Education & Family SupportCommittee MemberState
2002-2006American Association of Family and Consumer Science Senator (Voting Delegate to Annual Meeting)MemberInternational/ National
2002-2006National Council on Family Relations – Publications CommitteeMemberInternational/ National
2004-2005Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences – Annual Meeting Local Arrangements CommitteePublicity ChairState
2004-2005Texas Association of Infant Mental Health – Endorsement CommitteeMemberState
2002-2005National Council on Family Relations - Program CommitteeMemberInternational/ National
2002-2005National Council on Family Relations, Association of CouncilsVice President for ProgramsInternational/ National
2001-2005Practica and Facilities CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2005DFS Academic Plan CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2005Practica and Facilities CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2005DFS MS Comprehensive Exam CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2005Ad Hoc Website CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2005Certification CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2005DFS Academic Plan CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2004Certification CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2004Practica and Facilities CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2004Masters Written/Oral Exams Ad-Hoc CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2004DFS MS Comprehensive Exam CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2004DFS Academic Plan CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2002-2003Search Committee-Assistant Professor PositionMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2000-2003Graduate Affairs CommitteeMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2002National Council on Family RelationsMemberAnnual Conference Hospitality Committee/ Cartified Family Life Education (CFLE) Syllabi Exam Committee
2000-2001Certification CommitteeChairService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2001National Council on Family Relations Public Policy CommitteeMemberAssociation of Council Representative
2000Search Committee – DFSECE LecturerMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1999Search Committee – 2 DFSECE LecturersMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1993-1997Personnel Affairs CommitteeElected MemberDepartment Of Counseling, Development, Higher Education
1994-1995Faculty Search CommitteeChairDepartment Of Counseling, Development, Higher Education
1994-1995Public Policy CommitteeChairTexas Council on Family Relatios
1990-19941990-1994 Association for Childhood Education International-Publications CommitteeInfancy Committee EditorInfancy Division Newsletter
1992-1993Faculty Search Committee: Early Childhood EducationMemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1990-1993Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1989-1992Gender Equity CommitteeMemberAmerican Home Economics Association
1988-1992Advising CommitteeMemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1988-1992Grievance CommitteeElected MemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1987-1992Southern Early Childhood Association-Health Advisory CommitteeMemberRegional
1988-19901988-1990 Early Childhood Folio Committee/NCATEMemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1995Department Chair Search CommitteeMemberDepartment Of Counseling, Development, Higher Education
1994Strategic Planning CommitteeMemberDepartment Of Counseling, Development, Higher Education
1992International Play Association/USA Conference Planning CommitteeMemberInternational Play Association
1990Scheduling CommitteeElected MemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1990Scheduling CommitteeMemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2004-presentTexas Even Start State Advisory BoardMemberState
1997-presentTexas HIPPY Center for Training & Technical Assistance Advisory CouncilMemberState
2007-2008Credentialing/Professional Development Sub-Committee Texas Department State Health ServicesMemberState
2006-2007Denton County Extension – Family & Consumer Sciences Advisory BoardMemberLocal
2007Texas Association Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies BoardMemberState
2007Denton County Child Protective Services – Family Group Conference & Kinship Care Advisory CommitteeMemberLocal
2006Texas Education Agency No Child Left Behind State Parent/Family Involvement Plan Task ForceMemberState
2004-2005Credentialing/Professional Development Sub-Committee Texas Department State Health ServicesMemberState
2003-2004Texas Early Childhood Education Comprehensive System grant-Parent Education/Family SupportWorkgroup MemberState
2002-2003Texas Association of Family and Consumer SciencesVice President for Professional DevelopmentState
2002-2003Texas Coalition of Administrators of Human SciencesPresidentState
2003Texas Association of Family and Consumer SciencesVice President for Research (Nominated)State
2001-2002DAAEYC (Denton Area Association for the Education of Young Children)Past-PresidentLocal
2001-2002Student and Community RelationsMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2000-2002Texas Coalition of Administrators of Human SciencesSecretary/TreasurerState
2002Healthy Child Care State PlanSubcommittee MemberState
2000-2001Texas Council on Family RelationsPast President, BoardState
1999-2001Texas Association of Infant Mental HealthBoard MemberState
1999-2001Texas Association of Infant Mental HealthBoard MemberState
1997-2001Children's Trust Fund of TexasCurruculum Review PanelState
2001DAEYCCo-PresidentLocal
1999-2000Graduate AffairsMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1999-2000Graduate CurriculumMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1999-2000Program DevelopmentMemberService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1998-2000Texas Council on Family RelationsPresidentState
1997-1999Statewide Interdisciplinary WINGS Team (state agency collaboration/prevention of child abuse & neglect in Texas)MemberState
1990-1992TA/TF Adjunct SupervisionMemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1989-1992Curriculum/CatalogChairDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1990-1991ScholarshipMemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1990-1991ExCET Follow UpMemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1988-1991Master’s Portfolio: Early ChildhoodMemberDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
1989-1990Honors DayChairDepartment Of Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading Education
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2012UNT Foundation Community Engagement AwardUniversity of North Texas Foundation
2011FellowNational Council on Family Relations
2009Arminta Jacobson Professional of the Year Award Texas Association of Parent EducationFirst Recipient
2007Best Practice Award for Innovative Use of Technology for Parent Teacher Education Connection ProjectAmerican Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
2007Religion & Family Life SectionMentor
2007Best Student/New Professional PaperMentor
2007National Council on Family RelationsMentor
2007Best Paper AwardMentor
2005Meritorious Service AwardTexas Council on Family Relations
2002Moore-Bowman Award for Outstanding Service & Continuing Support of Families in TexasTexas Council on Family Relations
1997Spirit of Iota Award (professional accomplishments)Delta Kappa Gamma, Iota Chapter
1992Finalist/Certificate of Recognition: T. Berry Brazelton Infant Mental Health Advocacy AwardTexas Infant Mental Health Association
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
1992-presentUNT Center for Parent EducationFounder and Director
1992-presentTexas Register for Parent Educator Resources Advisory BoardChair
1994-1999UNT Child/Human Development & Family StudiesProgram Coordinator
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2009-2010Educational Psychology Search CommitteeMemberService to the College of Education
2009Featured on NBC Nightly News with Brain Williams Video feature on grown children moving home with parentsVideo InterviewProfessional Community Service
2009Dallas Child Magazine and website quote in article, Battleground: Fighting in front of the kidsInterviewProfessional Community Service
2009Dallas Child Magazine and Website-features interview as Parenting ExpertInterviewProfessional Community Service
2008-2011College of Education Review, Promotion, Tenure CommitteeChairService to the College of Education
2008-2009Lecturer Search CommitteeMemberService to the College of Education
2008City of San Antonio, Department of Community InitiativesHead Start Services Evaluation Team MemberState
2007-2009Velma Schmidt Endowed Chair Search CommitteeMemberService to the College of Education
2007-2008Promotion and Tenure/Personnel Affairs CommitteeChairService to the College of Education
2007-2008Search Committee – Associate ProfessorChairService to the College of Education
2007DFW Closeup, KDAF-5B, WB33InterviewProfessional Community Service
2007DePaul University, Dr. Dana McDermott Review for Tenure and PromotionExternal Letter of EvaluationInternational/ National
2007Teaching Assistant Coordination Adjunct CoordinationWith B. GloverService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2007Texas A&M University, Texas Cooperative Extension Dr. Rick Peterson, Review for Tenure and Promotion to Associate ProfessorReviewerInternational/ National
2007Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual MeetingProposal ReviewerState
2007Adjunct Coordination Revised and disseminated Adjunct HandbookAssisted by N. CottleService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2006-presentTexas Association of Parent EducatorsFounder and Board MemberState
2006-presentTexas Assoc. Family & Consumer Sciences Student ChapterFaculty AdvisorStudent Organization Service
2006-2009Faculty Mentor CommitteeMemberService to the University
2006-2009Information Technology Resources CouncilMemberService to the College of Education
2006-2007Search Committee – Professor/Visiting Assoc. ProfessorChairService to the College of Education
2006Dallas Morning-NewsInterview & quoteProfessional Community Service
2006Search Committee – DFS PositionMemberService to the College of Education
2006Curriculum CommitteeMemberService to the College of Education
2006Fort Worth Star TelegramPress Release & QuoteProfessional Community Service
2006Research CommitteeMemberService to the College of Education
2006Search Committee-Lecturer PositionChairService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2006Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual MeetingProposal ReviewerState
2006East Carolina University, Dr. Linda Robinson, Tenure ReviewExternal Letter of EvaluationInternational/ National
2005-presentDenton County Extension – Family & Consumer ScienceCommittee MemberProfessional Community Service
2005-2009Texas Center for Digital KnowledgeFellowService to the University
2005National Council on Family Relations Family Life Education Syllabi CollectionReviewerInternational/ National
2005Texas A&M University Cooperative Extension, Dr. Steve Green, Promotion to Associate ProfessorExternal Letter of EvaluationInternational/ National
2005North Carolina State University, Dr. Karen DeBord, Promotion to ProfessorExternal Letter of EvaluationInternational/ National
2005International/ National National Center for Family & Community Connections With Schools External EvaluationInterviewed as Professional Using ResourcesInternational/ National
2005Spoke to Gear Up Program Parents about children going to college School of Merchandising & Hospitality Mangagement Personnel Affairs CommitteeFaculty Representative External MemberService to the University
2005SCORE: Pebble Creek Elem., Denton ISD Parent/Mentor ProgramPlanning CommitteeProfessional Community Service
2005Certified Family Life EducatorLiaison WITH NCFRService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2004-2009Continuing Education CouncilMemberService to the University
2004-2005Denton Christian Preschool Board of DirectorsRecording Secretary, Executive Committee,Strategic Planning CommitteeLocal
2004Fort Worth Star-Telegram articleInterview & quotesProfessional Community Service
2004Ad Hoc Interdisciplinary Committee: New course development & new Graduate Academic Certificate DevelopmentMemberService to the College of Education
2003-2006Bright Horizons Family SolutionsNational Recruitment Advisory BoardInternational/ National
2003-2004Public Policy Conference (NCFR/AAFCS) Washington, D.C.Attended; participated in visits to congressional officesInternational/ National
2003-2004Denton Christian Preschool Board of DirectorsCorresponding Secretary, Executive Committee, Strategic Planning CommitteeLocal
2003--2004Search Committee-Assistant Profession PositionCo-ChairService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2003Promotion & Tenure WorkshopPanel MemberService to the College of Education
2003Educational Research ExchangePresiderService to the College of Education
2002-presentHIPPYY USAResearch Advisory GroupInternational/ National
2002-2006Brookhaven College Child DevelopmentAdvisory Committee MemberLocal
2002-2006Bright Horizons Family Solutions Dallas/Ft. Worth Area Early Childhood Professionals Advisory BoardMemberLocal
2002-2005NCFR Association of Councils Leadership Training WorkshopChairInternational/ National
2002-2003Professional CertificationsLiaisonService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2002-2003Greater Dallas HIPPY Home Instructor of the YearJudgeLocal
2001-2003David J. Ewing Scholarship CommitteeMemberService to the University
2001-2002Junior CollegeLiaisonService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2001Dallas Morning-News, KatherineYung, ReporterInterview and quotesProfessional Community Service
2001UNT Research ForumRepresentativeService to the University
2001Dallas Morning-News/ Steve Blow columnInterview and quotesProfessional Community Service
2000-2001UNT Systems CenterLiaisonService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2000UNT System Center at Dallas Information SessionRepresentativeService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
2000National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Conference Research Update for PractitionersSession PresiderInternational/ National
2000Dallas Morning-News Today section feature articleInterview and quotesProfessional Community Service
2000Denton County Extension Program Council: Family & Consumer Sciences CommitteeMemberProfessional Community Service
1999-2004Undergraduate Curriculum CommitteeElected MemberService to the College of Education
1999-2001Federation of North Texas Universities Early Childhood Education CommitteeMemberService to the University
1999-2000Faculty Search CommitteeCo-ChairDepartment of Counseling,Development,Higher Education
1999-2000Junior College/South DallasLiaisonService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1999-2000Certification/credentialsLiaisonService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1999-2000Undergraduate CurriculumChairService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1999-2000Professional DevelopmentChairService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1999-2000Program Advisory BoardChairService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1999HIPPY USA Ad Hoc Evaluation CommitteeTexas RepresentativeInternational/ National
1999Grantsmanship for Non-profit Agencies: WorkshopCommittee & PresiderService to the University
1999Sunset Review Panel for Center for Play TherapyMemberService to the University
1999National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Conference Teaching Update for PractionersSession PresiderInternational/ National
1998-presentUniversity Child Care Task ForceCo-ChairService to the University
1998-1999Texas I Am Your Child Texas NetworkCommunity Team LeaderState
1998-1999Faculty Search CommitteeChairDepartment of Counseling,Development,Higher Education
1998Dallas Morning-News, Diana Kunde, Business SectionInterview and quotesProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1998COE Retreat/Faculty Ranks; Program Coordinators GroupChairService to the University
1997-presentDenton HIPPY Project Advisory BoardMemberLocal
1997-presentWork Friendly Advisory Committee (Formerly North Texas Coalition on Work & Family)Founder;MemberLocal
1997-2002Denton Family ResourceFounding Board Member; Vice President/Program CommitteeProfessional Community Service
1997-1999C/HDFS & ECE Merger Task ForceMemberService to the College of Education
1997-19981997-98 Family Learning Committee, The Dana Center, University of Texas at AustinMemberState
1997-1998Mortar Board, Meritum Chapter, UNTFaculty Advisor Raising Male 1994Student Organization Service
1997-1998Texas Council on Family RelationsPresident ElectBoard
1997-1998Ad Hoc Committee, Improving UNT’s Research ClimateMemberService to the University
1997Child Development/Parent Education ScholarshipContacts & agreement with donorService to the Program
1997Denton Parent UniversityCommittee MemberProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1997Vita Task ForceMemberService to the University
1996-2001Continuing Education CouncilMemberService to the University
1996-2001Faculty Research CommitteeMemberService to the University
1996-1997Texas Association of Family and Consumer ScienceTask Force ChairChild Care Aware Task Force
1996-1997Denton Vision LearnMemberProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1996-1997DAEYC By-laws and ConstitutionChair/Board MemberLocal
1996Center for Parent Education- Family Life Education Summer InstituteDirectorService to the Program
1996Children’s Trust Fund of TexasFocus Group for Texas Child AbuseState
1996Sunset Review for Texas Institute for Research & Education on AgingMemberService to the University
1995-2001Garland ISD Vocational ProgramAdvisory BoardProfessional Community Service
1995-2000Parenting Connection (Parent Educator Group)Advisory BoardProfessional Community Service
1995-1996Committees: Advisory Council; Practica; Program Development;Scholarship; Masters Exam; Research, Development & Follow UpMemberService to the Program
1995-1996Committees: Admissions: Policies & Procedures; SchedulingChairService to the Program
1995Information Resource Council’s Instructional Program GroupFaculty Focus GroupService to the University
1994-1999Grievance CommitteeElected MemberService to the College of Education
1994-1999Executive CommitteeElected Member/ChairDepartment of Counseling,Development,Higher Education
1994-1996Undergraduate Advising CommitteeMemberService to the University
1994-1995DAEYC Parent Education LiaisonBoard MemberLocal
1994Ad Hoc Committee: Grade PointMemberService to the University
1994KNTU Radio Station – “Parenting”InterviewProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1994Child/Human Development Ad Hoc CommitteeMemberService to the University
1994Faculty Search Committee; Department of Cognition & TechnologyMemberService to the University
1994Promotion & Tenure Ad hoc Planning CommitteeMemberService to the University
1994Subcommittee: Effective Orientation & Training of Assistant ProfessorsChairService to the University
1994Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Self-Study Subcommittee on Student Development ServicesMemberService to the University
1994Children’s Trust Fund of TexasStrategic PlanningState
1994Raising Male Children. Student Association, Women’s Discussion GroupFacilitatorStudent Organization Service
1994Brandenburg Elementary School Site-based Management Team, Irving, TXResource PersonProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1993-2006Promotion and Tenure CommitteeElected Member/ChairDepartment of Counseling,Development,Higher Education
1993-2004Center for Parent Education Annual ConferenceProgram ChairService to the Program Development,Family Studies, & Early Childhood Education
1993-1994DAEYCPast-PresidentLocal
1993Dallas Morning-News, Casey Selix, Contributing WriterInterview and quotesProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1993Charter Revision SubcommitteeMemberService to the University
1993School of Merchandising & Hospitality Management Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberService to the University
1993The Lamplighter School, Dallas, TX Independent Schools Association Accreditation VisitEarly Childhood Evaluation TeamProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1993KDNT/AM Radio - “Today’s Family”Hour-long Panel DiscussionProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1992-1995Texas Council on Family RelationsMemberBoard of Directors
1992-1993Texas Council on Family RelationsSecretaryState
1992-1993DAEYCPresidentLocal
1992Denton Record-Chronicle, Kit King, Creative Living SectionInterview and quotesProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1991-presentTarrant County College Child Development ProgramAdvisory Board MemberProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1991-1998First Texas Council of Camp Fire Work- Family Program Network Group; Research & Trainer Credential CommitteesMemberLocal
1991-1995Denton Regional Medical Center Childcare, Inc.Board of Directors, PresidentProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1991-1993Denton AEYC Positive Parents Program, Advisory BoardMemberLocal
1991-1993Grievance CommitteeElected MemberService to the University
1991-1992DAEYCPresident-ElectLocal
1991-1992Denton ISD Practical Parent EducationAdvisory BoardProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1991Delmar Publishers, Inc.: Child Development and ParentingAdvisory RepresentativeTextbook Colloquium
1991Denton ISD Practical Parent Education, Advisory CouncilMemberLocal
1990-1993Denton County Parent Education CoalitionMember; Needs AssessmentProfessionally Related Community Service and Involvement Local
1990-1992Mentor Program CommitteeMemberService to the University
1990-1991Week of the Young Child; Steering Advisory Committee for Birth-To-Three ProjectCommittee Chair, MembershipDAEYC Local
1989-1995Women’s Studies FacultyMemberService to the University
1989-1992University Scholarship CommitteeMemberService to the University
1989-1991Honor’s Day Committee; Script and Reception SubcommitteeMemberService to the University
1989-1991DAEYC Program and WorkshopsVice PresidentLocal
1988-1990Centennial CommitteeMemberService to the University
1985-1991Mortar Board, Meritum Chapter, UNTFaculty AdvisorStudent Organization Service
powering - The Partnership
© 2008 University of North Texas | P.O. Box 311277 Denton, Texas 76203-1277 | Phone: (940) 565-2000 | Site Feedback | Contact Web Team
Important Disclaimer: The responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on these pages lies with the authors and user providing such information.