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Research - Faculty and their Research

  • Richard Ackerman, Professor, Educational Leadership; Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1989. Leadership formation, school organization, professional development.
  • Elizabeth J. Allan, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership; Ph.D., Ohio State, 1999. Higher education, equity policy, gender and education, policy discourse analysis.
  • James Artesani, Associate Professor, Special Education; Ed.D., West Virginia, 1992. Transition programs, positive behavioral practices, severe disabilities.
  • Susan Bennett-Armistead, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, PhD, Michigan State University. Young children’s language and literacy acquisition, investigating the role of literacy instruction in prek and kindergarten settings, relationships between family literacy volunteers and their literacy learners, longitudinal analysis of teacher induction through professional development schools.
  • Marcia Boody, Director, Maine Literacy Partnership. C.A.S., Literacy Education, Maine, 1998. Literacy education, special education, behavior management.
  • Phyllis E. Brazee, Associate Professor, Education; Ed.D., Northern Colorado, 1976. Reading and writing processes, integrated curriculum, assessment.
  • Dorothy Tysse Breen, Associate Professor, Counselor Education; Ph.D., Wisconsin– Madison, 1987. Play theories and techniques, developmental guidance, changing families.
  • Stephen A. Butterfield, Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education; Ph.D., Ohio State, 1984. Adaptive physical education, motor skills development, special education.
  • Sandra Caron, Professor, Human Development and Family Relations; Ph.D., Syracuse, 1986. Human sexuality, AIDS and families, sexuality education and curriculum development.
  • Theodore Coladarci, Professor, Educational Psychology; Ph.D., Stanford, 1980. Learning and cognition, research methodology, educational assessment.
  • Janet Fairman, Associate Research Professor. Ph.D., Rutgers, 1999. Public policy, school reform, assessment, qualitative research.
  • Susan Gardner, Assistant Professor, Higher Education; Ph.D.,Washington State University, 2005. Doctoral student development, retention, and attrition, attitude impact in college students through co-curricular involvement, new faculty development and socialization processes.
  • Abigail Garthwait, Associate Professor, Instructional Technology; Ed.D., Maine, 2000. Best practice involving appropriate integration of technology in K–12 classrooms and higher education.
  • Diane Jackson, Clinical Instructor, Education; Ed.D., Maine, 2000. Adapting instruction for students with special needs, math methods in special education, graduate field supervision
  • Richard Kent, Associate Professor, Literacy, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2002. Portfolio pedagogy, adolescent male underachievement in literacy, innovative middle and high school classrooms, secondary school independent study projects.
  • Janice V. Kristo, Associate Dean & Professor, Literacy; Ph.D., Connecticut, 1979. Children’s literature, reading and language arts, elementary school curriculum design.
  • Robert A. Lehnhard, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education; Ph.D., Ohio State, 1984. Exercise physiology.
  • Mary Ellin Logue, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education; Ed.D, Massachusetts at Amherst, 1984. Social development, special education.
  • Sarah V. Mackenzie, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, Ed.D., Maine 2000. Collective Efficacy and Collaborative Climate in Maine High Schools.
  • John Maddaus, Associate Professor, Education; Ph.D., Syracuse, 1987. Sociology of education, school to work transitions, professional development schools.
  • George F. Marnik, Clinical Instructor, Educational Leadership; Ed.D., Maine, 1997. Change process in high schools, the principalship.
  • Craig Mason, Professor, Research Methodology. Ph.D., University of Washington, 1993. Developmental Epidemiology, Biobehavioral Informatics, and Applied Quantitative Methods.
  • Robert M. Milardo, Professor, Human Development; Ph.D., Penn State, 1982. Family/ domestic violence, social networks, friendship/kin relationships.
  • Sidney Mitchell, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology; Ph.D., McGill, 2001. Student motivation and low achievement, teacher as researcher.
  • Christopher J. Nightingale, Clinical Assistant Professor, Athletic Training; Ed.D., Boston University, 2009. Curriculum and Teaching, Professional Preparation and Induction of Allied Health Practitioners.
  • Eric A. Pandiscio, Associate Professor, Math Education; Ph.D., Texas at Austin, 1994. Secondary math education, geometric construction software.
  • Glenn Reif, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education; Ed.D., Virginia Tech, 1990. Physical fitness of children, pedagogy, psychomotor domain activities.
  • Mary Rosser, Director, University Training Center for Reading Recovery; M.Ed., Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, 1981. Reading Recovery, curriculum development, language and literacy education, indigenous education.
  • Gary L. Schilmoeller, Associate Professor, Child Development and Family Relations; Ph.D., Kansas, 1977. Support for families with members with a disability.
  • Janet E. Spector, Associate Professor, Special Education; Ph.D., Stanford, 1983. Measurement and evaluation research methodology, dyslexia/learning disabilities.
  • Shihfen Tu, Associate Professor, Research Methodology. Ph.D., University of Washington, 1994. Developmental Epidemiology, Biobehavioral Informatics, and Applied Quantitative Methods..
  • Jane Wellman-Little, Instructor, C.A.S., Maine,1997. Developmental reading, Reading Recovery.


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