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John MaddausJohn Maddaus
john.maddaus@umit.maine.edu

104 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5766

(207) 581-2429 Phone
(207) 581-2423 Fax

Title:
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Foundations

Primary Responsibilities: John Maddaus is Coordinator of the Secondary Education (grades 7-12) Cohort of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program, and teaches three of the courses in this program. This is a 12-month pre-service teacher preparation program. He also teaches three courses for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in Elementary Education or Secondary Education (Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction), an online program for K-12 practicing teachers, as well as a doctoral core course in social context of education. His research interests focus on student diversity in K-12 education, especially implications for educators of poverty and of cultural diversity. He is a leader within the College in efforts to improve the quality of pre-service and continuing education for educators, serving as chair of the Diversity and Difference Standing Committee, and as co-chair of the College’s Unit Assessment System Committee. He also serves (2008-2011) as Chair of the Rural Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.

Education:

Ph.D. Syracuse University (1987)
M.A. School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT (1973)
M.A. College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY (1972)
M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1968)
B.A. University of Rochester (1965)

Specializations:

  • Student diversity, social context of education, teacher education, and teacher research

Peer-reviewed Publications (2000-present):

“Realizing the Vision of LD291: ‘An Act to Require Teaching of Maine Native American History and Culture in Maine’s Schools’” (with Donna Loring, Maureen Smith, and Melanie Twitchell), Journal of Maine Education, 2010, Vol. XXVI, 4-7.

“What is Quality Education for American Indian Students? The Case of the Wabanaki Tribes of Maine” (with Lisa Neuman and Maureen Smith), International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 2004.

“Overcoming Obstacles to Preparing for College: Perspectives from a Rural Upward Bound Program” (with Andre Grimard), The Rural Educator (Spring, 2004) pp. 30-37.

“The Challenge of Diversity in Twenty-first Century Schools”, Journal of Maine Education (2000), Vol. XVI, 7-10.

Professional Presentations (2000-present):

“Choose What Matters: Preparing Low Income, First Generation High School Students for College,” paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, New Bedford, MA, April 2011.

“Upward Bound Math/Science Researches Water Quality: Place-based Education, ‘Critical Pedagogy of Place,’ and ‘Cultural Commons,’” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, May 4, 2010.

“Transformative and Transferable: Upward Bound Preparation for First Year College Success” (with Melissa Rosenberg and Shu-min Liu), paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, April 8, 2010.

“Realizing the Spirit and the Vision of LD291: ‘An Act to Require Teaching of Maine Native American History and Culture in Maine’s Schools’” (with Maureen Smith), presentation at the annual meeting of the National Indian Education Association, Milwaukee, WI, October, 2009.

“Teaching the Teachers: A Case Study in Preparing K-12 Teachers to Teach American Indian Content” (with Maureen Smith and Bill Whelan), presentation at the annual meeting of the National Indian Education Association, Milwaukee, WI, October, 2009.

“Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Upward Bound Program: Staff Perspectives,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH, May 7, 2009.

“Rising Against All Odds: Impacts of an Upward Bound Program Site on Disadvantaged Rural Youth” (with Xiongyi Liu), American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 16, 2009.

“Who Benefits from Upward Bound? Summer Staff Members’ Perceptions of a Summer Upward Bound Program,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Hyannis, MA, April, 2008.

“Strategies for Upward Social Mobility for Low-income Rural Students” (with Elyse Pratt-Ronco), paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York City, NY, March 2008.

“Impacts of an Upward Bound Program on the Educational Experiences of Students in High School and College” (with Daniel Johnson), paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH, April, 2007.

“Researching the Effectiveness of an Upward Bound Program: The Evolution and Consequences of Choices of Qualitative Methods,” paper for the Eastern Educational Research Association, Clearwater, FL, February 17, 2007.

“Pilot Training Project for Assessment of Undergraduate Teacher Education Interns”, paper presented at the NEEAN/NEASC Fall Assessment Forum, New London, CT, October, 2005.

“What is Quality Education for American Indian Students? The Case of the Wabanaki Tribes of Maine” (with Lisa Neuman and Maureen Smith), paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference Of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Los Angeles, CA, July 6-9, 2004.

“Using an Action Research Approach to Differ with Mathematica,” PowerPoint presentation to the 22nd Annual Conference of the Council for Opportunity in Education, San Diego, CA, Sept. 29, 2003.

“College Dreams: Rural Parents’ Perspectives on Their Children’s and Their Own Participation in an Upward Bound Program”, paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 24, 2003.

“Recruitment and Retention of Low-income Female and Male Students in an Upward Bound Program,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 23, 2003.

“Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Upward Bound Program: Impacts on Rural Students” (with Andre Grimard), paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA, April 3, 2002.

“Research for Doctoral Students in Education: A response from the Margins and an Opportunity for Dialogue” (with Joyce Salvage and Anne Sullivan), presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA, April 2, 2002.

“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Rural Upward Bound Programs: Recruitment and Retention of Students” (with Andre Grimard), Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Rural Education and Small Schools Conference, Manhattan, KS, Nov. 4, 2001.

“Teaching about Gender Issues in a Pre-service Teacher Education Program,” paper presented at the International Conference on Teacher Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 6, 2001.

“Recruitment and Retention of Upward Bound Students at the University of Maine: Guidance Counselor Perspectives” (with Andre Grimard and Gail Downs, graduate students in EDH 500, Fall 2000), presentation at Upward Bound Guidance Counselor Day, Orono, ME, January 19, 2001.

“Are PDSs Sustainable?–Negotiating the Benefits and Costs of a Professional Development School Program,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA, April 25, 2000.

“Technology Initiatives In the Penobscot River Educational Partnership: A Professional Development Network” (with Wayne Garthwait and Herman Weller), powerpoint presentation and display, Holmes Partnership Conference, Cincinnati, OH, January, 29, 2000.


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