Ted Coladarci

Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology

Bio: Ted Coladarci arrived at UMaine in 1983 as an assistant professor of educational psychology, retiring at the rank of professor on January 1, 2019. His teaching focused on educational psychology, educational assessment, and statistical methods, and he taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Ted’s program of research reflected several interests over the years: teacher cognition, educational assessment, and rural education. He was the editor of Journal of Research in Rural Education from 1992-2007 and, further, served on the editorial boards of Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Assessment, Journal of Experimental Education, American Journal of Education, and Journal of Teacher Education.  Ted received the Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Rural Education Research Award from the National Rural Education Association in 2003 “for his significant contributions to the rural education knowledge base… [and] his efforts to improve the quality of rural education research.”  He was honored in 2010 with the UMaine Graduate Faculty Mentor Award.

In fall 2007, Ted moved from Shibles Hall to Alumni Hall as director of the UMaine Office of Institutional Research, a position he happily held until his retirement.

Ph.D. in educational psychology, 1980, Stanford University
B.A. in psychology and sociology, 1975, California State University—Chico

Representative publications