Gary Schilmoeller

gary schilmoellerEmeritus Professor of Child Development and Family Relations

Bio: Dr. Gary Schilmoeller taught courses in Child Development and Family Relations at the University of Maine for 35 years, retiring in 2015. His Introduction to Child Development course enrolled more than 10,000 students over his teaching career. He also taught courses on parenting and strategies for self-change of individuals’ behavior. He received the College of Education and Human Development’s outstanding teaching award on two occasions.

Gary’s research and public service focused on agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC), a rare brain anomaly. He and Dr. Kathryn Schilmoeller co-founded the ACC Network, which provided support for families in all 50 of the United States as well as more than 40 other countries. Their research focused on describing the behavioral phenotype of ACC.

University of Kansas, 1977, Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology
University of Kansas, 1974, M.A. in Human Development
University of Kansas, 1969, M.A. in Latin American History
Rockhurst College, 1967, B.A. in European and American History

Sample publications

  • Schilmoeller, G., Schilmoeller, K., & Doherty, D. (2004). Social interaction in individuals with and without a corpus callosum. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting Program & Abstracts, 219 (Abstract)
  • Schilmoeller, G.L., Moes, P. Schilmoeller, K.J., & Nowak, E. (2002). Agenesis of the corpus callosum: Physical, Social, and Cognitive Characteristics [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 8, 282.
  • Everett, T., Schilmoeller, G., & Schilmoeller, K. (2002). Callosal agenesis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A connection? [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 8, 281.
  • Stickles, J. L., Schilmoeller, G.L., & Schilmoeller, K.J. (2002). A 23-year review of communication development in an individual with agenesis of the corpus callosum. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 49, 367 – 383.
  • Schilmoeller, G.L. & Schilmoeller, K.J. (2000). Filling a void: Facilitating family support through networking for children with a rare disorder. Family Science Review, 13, 224 – 233.
  • Baranowski, M. D., & Schilmoeller, G.L. (1999). Grandparents in the lives of grandchildren with disabilities: Mothers’ perceptions. Education and Treatment of Children, 22, 427 – 446.
  • Schilmoeller, G.L. & Baranowski, M.D. (1998). Intergenerational support in families with disabilities: Grandparents’ perspectives. Families in Society, 79, 465 – 476.
  • Schilmoeller, K.J. & Schilmoeller, G.L. (1997). The ACC Directory: Including individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum and related conditions. (Includes over 450 entries from the U.S. and 12 foreign countries.)