2003 APA Education Leadership Conference — Scheduled Speakers

Mary M. Brabeck is Dean of the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. Dean Brabeck was earlier in her career a member of the Teacher Corps and taught at the junior high school level in an urban school.

She is chair-elect of American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), on the Holmes Partnership Board, a Commissioner of the Massachusetts Education Reform Review Commission and member of the Steering Committee member of the Council of Great City Schools of Education Deans Committee, and the APA Board of Directors Standing Hearing Panel. A licensed psychologist, APA accreditation site visit chair and fellow of APA (Divisions 7, 35 and 52), Dr. Brabeck has published more than 70 book chapters and journal articles. Her most recent edited books are Practicing Feminist Ethics in Psychology. (2000, Washington DC: APA) and Meeting at the Hyphen: Schools-Universities-Professions in Collaboration for Student Achievement and Well Being. 102nd Yearbook of the National Society for Study in Education, Part II (2003, Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

A graduate of University of Minnesota, Dr. Brabeck received a master's degree in English and urban education from Saint Cloud State University (Minn.) before earning a PhD in educational psychology at University of Minnesota. After teaching in Minnesota and at Salve Regina College (R.I.), she joined the Boston College faculty in 1980 as an assistant professor. She was also visiting professor at the Center for Human Development, Brown University, for a year before being named dean of the Lynch School at Boston College of Education.

Edward Clifton is director of Assessment Development for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in Arlington, Va. He leads the development of a national voluntary certification assessment designed to collect standards-based evidence of accomplished teaching practice across candidate responses to portfolio entries and computer-based assessment center exercises. Before venturing to the National Board, Mr. Clifton worked for The Psychological Corporation (now Harcourt Educational Measurement) as senior program director responsible for measurement, operational, marketing and policy aspects of national certification testing programs. He also has served in the capacity of Marketing Manager for the professional development division at ACT, Inc., where he directed development of proposals for the acquisition of licensure and certification program contracts. Mr. Clifton has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dana S. Dunn is currently professor of psychology and chair of the philosophy department at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Penn. He is the past Chair of the Psychology Department at the liberal arts college. An experimental social psychologist, he earned his MA and PhD at the University of Virginia and his BA at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Dunn has published a variety of journal articles and chapters on social cognition; rehabilitation psychology; the teaching of psychology; interdisciplinary teaching efforts; and assessment issues in psychology education. He is the author of The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research (McGraw-Hill, 1999); Statistics and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences (McGraw-Hill, 2001); and the forthcoming book A Short Guide to Writing in Psychology (Longman, 2003).

He is co-editor, with Drs. Chandra Mehrotra and Jane Halonen, of Measuring Up: Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology (APA Books, in press). He was guest editor of Psychosocial Perspectives on Disability, a book-length special issue of the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality (1994). He currently serves on the editorial boards of Teaching of Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, and the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Dunn regularly speaks at various national and regional psychology conferences. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), a Charter Member of the American Psychological Society (APS), and currently the Chairperson of the Teaching Awards Committee of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2), as well as a member of several other APA divisions.

Anthony Errichetti is professor and director of the Clinical Learning and Assessment Center at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has lectured internationally on the subject of the use of standardized patients in medical education. He lectures and consults with international medical graduates on cross-cultural issues.

Robert Floden is professor of teacher education and measurement & quantitative methods at Michigan State University, where he also directs the Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning. Dr. Floden has an AB in philosophy (with honors) from Princeton University, and an MS in mathematical statistics and PhD in education from Stanford University. He has been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and an academic visitor at both the Oxford University Department of Educational Studies and the Stanford School of Education. Dr. Floden's work has addressed educational issues in teaching, teacher education, philosophy, measurement, and policy. Dr. Floden has written on a range of topics, including chapters in both the Handbook of Research on Teaching and the Handbook of Research on Teacher Education.

Dr. Floden has been studying connections between educational policy and practice for over two decades, beginning with research on the effects of testing on teachers' decisions about what to teach in fourth grade mathematics. He recently completed (with Suzanne Wilson and Joan Ferrini-Mundy) a synthesis of research on teacher education. Current projects include studies of the development of leaders in mathematics and science education and of the preparation of mathematics teachers. He is one of the leaders of Michigan State University's Teachers for a New Era Initiative, with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, and matching support from other sources.

A. Lee Fritschler recently left the Brookings Institute and accepted a faculty position at George Mason University. While at Brookings he served as vice president and director of the Center for Public Policy Education at the Brookings Institution. Prior to this he was sworn in as the assistant secretary for postsecondary education on November 17, 1999. He was nominated by President Clinton on June 18, 1999, and confirmed by the U. S. Senate on November 10, 1999. As assistant secretary, Dr. Fritschler was charged with setting the direction for higher education policy and administering the department's higher education programs, which include student, financial aid, FIPSE, GEAR UP, TRIO, international education, the Fulbright program, Javits Fellowships, developing institutions support and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities among others.

Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Fritschler was president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn., from 1987 until his retirement in June 1999. As President of Dickinson, he emphasized international education, undergraduate science and foreign languages. In 1991, Fritschler cofounded the Annapolis Group, a contingent of 110 presidents of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges created to build support for liberal arts programs in the United States and around the world. He was director of the Center for Public Policy Education at The Brookings Institution from 1981 to 1987.

Diane F. Halpern is professor of psychology and director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, an educational and research institute at Claremont McKenna Coll ege that investigates the complex interactions of work and family. Her most recent books are Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking (4th ed.) and Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (3rd ed). Dr. Halpern has won many awards for her teaching and research, including the 2002 Western Psychological Association Outstanding Teaching Award, 1999 American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and the 1996 Distinguished Career Award for Contributions to Education given by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Halpern is president-elect of APA. Her presidential term begins in January 2004.

Bill Hill received his PhD in psychology from the University of Georgia in 1979 and has been on the faculty at Kennesaw State University (KSU) since then. During his tenure at KSU he has been a full-time teaching faculty member, psychology department chair (1988-1994), associate vice-president for academic affairs (1998-2002), and acting vice-president for academic affairs (April-July, 2002). In the fall of 2002 he assumed the position of director of the KSU Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, which coordinates faculty development programs at KSU. His professional activities and research have primarily revolved around teaching-related issues. In 2001-2002, he was a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Educational Affairs task force that developed expected learning outcomes for the undergraduate major in psychology as well as an accompanying online assessment guide.

In 1989 he founded, and continues to coordinate, the annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. He was a member of the steering committee for the Best Practices in Assessment in Psychology Education conference in September 2002 and is a will co-coordinate an upcoming conference on Best Practices in Teaching the Introductory Psychology Course in September 2003. He has also been active in a variety of leadership roles in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), Division Two of the APA. He was STP President in 2001-2002 and was recently appointed as STP Director of Programming. He received the KSU Distinguished Teaching Award in 1985 and is a Fellow of APA Divisions 1 (General Psychology), 2 (STP) and 52 (International Psychology).

Kathleen Madigan is the president of the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence. She is an educator committed to providing all students with the highest quality education possible and an advocate for children with special needs. Nationally recognized as a “teacher of teachers,” Dr. Madigan currently serves as President of the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence. Dr. Madigan has been a regular and special education classroom teacher, principal, college professor, curriculum coordinator, and research project director. Dr. Madigan’s recent accomplishments include an appointment by Governor Paul Cellucci in Massachusetts to serve on a five person Education Management Audit Council, which operates as the independent oversight board for educational accountability in the state. She is also currently serving on the Select Panel to redesign teacher preparation programs for the Board of Regents, the State Board of Education and Governor Mike Foster of Louisiana. In addition, she serves on the technical advisory panel for the California Commission on Teacher Certification in the area of reading.

Caryn McTighe Musil received her BA from Duke University and her MA and PhD in English from Northwestern University. Before moving into national level administrative work in higher education, she was a faculty member for 18 years. Dr. Musil is currently vice president of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives at the Association of American Colleges and Universities where she focuses on women's issues and diversity in higher education.

Dr. Musil has been an educational consultant and outside evaluator at numerous colleges and universities, with a special interest in faculty and curriculum development and has served as a reviewer and outside evaluator for FIPSE, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ford Foundation. A frequent keynote speaker at various national conferences, Dr. Musil has been writing, teaching, and speaking on women, gender, and diversity throughout her career.

Richelle A. Patterson is a senior associate in the Educational Issues Department at the American Federation of Teachers. Her research interests include teacher preparation, induction, mentoring, evaluation, compensation, professional development and phenomenology. She earned a BS in Elementary Education from Morgan State University. Her MEd in Curriculum & Instruction and PhD in Education Policy & Leadership were earned at the University of Maryland College Park.

Dr. Patterson is a former elementary school teacher and university instructor. In January 2002, she joined the Educational Issues Department and currently works on teacher quality issues.

Eugene Rice was for many years professor of sociology and religion at the University of the Pacific where he helped initiate the first of the experimental “cluster colleges” and served as chairperson of the Department of Sociology. His teaching and research during those years focused on the sociology and ethics of professions and the workplace.

Subsequently, Dr. Rice served as a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation, engaged with the late Ernest Boyer in a national study of the scholarly priorities of the American professoriate, leading to the hallmark publication Scholarship Reconsidered (1990). For this work on this project and earlier achievements at University of the Pacific, Dr. Rice was cited in the January/February 1998 issue of the American Association of Higher Education (AAHE) publication Change as one of the “idea champions” in higher education of the past two decades.

Since his work with Dr. Boyer at the Carnegie Foundation, Dr. Rice served as vice president and dean of the Faculty at Antioch College and, for much of the past decade at AAHE where he is Scholar-in-Residence and Director, Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards. Dr. Rice has served on the board of directors of the Society for Values in Higher Education and the national advisory committee of the Preparing Future Faculty project sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts and other foundations, the National Advisory Council of the Campus Compact, and the provost’s advisory panel on teaching at The Ohio State University. Among his many publications, one of the more recent is an essay entitled “Making a place for the new American scholar,” available in the AAHE New Pathways Working Paper Series.

Susan Sclafani is a key person in the U.S. Department of Education, serving as counselor to Secretary of Education Rod Paige whom she advises on educational issues and initiatives. Prior to this position, Dr. Sclafani was Chief of Staff for Educational Services in the Houston Independent School District where she coordinated activities of departments involved in the education of children, including school administration, educational programs, legal services, community and public relations, reading and the superintendent's office. Prior to that, she was associate superintendent for district administration, where she coordinated district-wide initiatives and collaborative programs with the state education department, universities and individual schools, and monitored progress on initiatives. She is also a charter member of Superintendents Prepared, an initiative to identify and train the next generation of urban superintendents.

Edward P. Sheridan is senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, University of Houston System. Dr. Sheridan was previously provost at the University of Missouri-Columbia; dean, College of Arts and Sciences at University of Central Florida; and chair, Division of Psychology at Northwestern University Medical. He has served as chair of the APA Board of Education Affairs and the APA Committee on Accreditation. He was the recipient of the 1997 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology and has written extensively about models for graduate education. He is board certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

I. Leon Smith is president and chief executive officer of Professional Examination Service (PES), an office he has held since January 1, 1998. Dr. Smith joined PES as a division director in 1979, was promoted to vice-president for Programs that same year, and subsequently became senior vice-president in 1993.

Dr. Smith has a broad experience in managing large-scale examination programs for licensure and certification organizations and in conducting research programs and policy studies. He is an acknowledged expert on credentialing policy and practice and has presented and published on issues related to credentialing assessment.

Robert J. Sternberg is the President of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale. He received the PhD from Stanford University in 1975 and the BA summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University in 1972. He also holds honorary doctorates from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; the University of Leuven, Belgium; the University of Cyprus; and the University of Paris V, France.

He is the author of over 850 journal articles, book chapters and books, and has received over $15 million in government and other grants and contracts for his research. The central focus of his research is on intelligence, creativity and wisdom, and he also has studied love and close relationships as well as hate. This research has been conducted in five different continents.

He has been president of the Divisions of General Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychology and the Arts, and Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology of the APA and has served as editor of the Psychological Bulletin and is editor of Contemporary Psychology. Dr. Sternberg is most well known for his theory of successful intelligence, investment theory of creativity (developed with Todd Lubart), theory of thinking styles as mental self-government, balance theory of wisdom and for his triangular theory of love and his theory of love as a story.

Lisa Towne is a senior program officer in the Center for Education at the National Research Council (NRC) and adjunct instructor of quantitative methods at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Her work at the NRC has focused on education research, including co-editing the publication Scientific Research in Education. Prior to joining the NRC, Ms. Towne was the assistant director for social and behavioral sciences in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she coordinated interagency research efforts in education and child health and provided guidance on the research evidence associated with policy proposals. Ms. Towne was also a Presidential Management Intern and social science analyst in the US Department of Education's Planning and Evaluation Service, where she specialized in standards-based reform and public school choice programs. She has also conducted evaluation work for such federal agencies as the Head Start Bureau, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Department of Defense Education Activity. She has a MPP from Georgetown University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Vermont.

Philip G. Zimbardo is the immediate Past-President of the American Psychological Association (APA). He has been a professor of psychology at Stanford University since 1968, after having taught previously at Yale University, New York University and Columbia University

He has authored more than 250 professional articles, chapters, popular articles and about 40 trade and textbooks, some of which have had an influence on many generations of colleagues, students and the general public. His popular introductory psychology text, Psychology and Life, which he began writing in its 8th edition, with Floyd Ruch, is now in its 16th edition with Richard Gerrig, as coauthor. His trade book, Shyness, has been a best seller in the U.S. through 10 printings, recently reissued and going strong in its translations into many languages for use throughout the world.

He designed, cowrote, and hosted the PBS TV series Discovering Psychology (1989, 26 programs). This series which has just been updated (2001) is seen regularly on educational TV channels, and widely used in colleges, high schools and now in at least 10 countries worldwide. He has made many media appearances on national TV and radio, and is currently psychology advisor to NBC helping to develop new programs with psychological themes.