University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement

Retiring Faculty 2009

Retiring Members of the University Faculty

Alphabetical List by Name


Associate Professor of Community Development and Applied Economics Emeritus

“My ‘assignment’ here on campus has always seemed quite clear. Re-enforced by the land grant perspective, our job at the academy (be it student or faculty) is to learn what’s going on around us. Seek to understand the world in which we live, be it a focus on the socio-political, the economic or the natural world where we live. With Williams Carlos Williams, I’ve felt that, ‘… the only thing that is universal is the local.’ And with our revered Governor George Aiken, I’ve believed that ‘… it is PEOPLE who make Vermont run. And community is the way they do it.’ ‘Get into a community and find out what their problems are!’ (Quotes from an interview focusing on Senator Aiken’s success at the ballot box, 1974.) It’s place based learning – be it an understanding of the local demographics, governance, or the efforts to squeeze out a living from the local environment that’s fueled my career here.”

— Fred Schmidt

Education: B.A., 1963, Antioch College; M.S., 1968; Ph.D., 1973, Cornell University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1970-1978 (CAS); Associate Professor, 1978-present (CALS). Director, 1978-2001 and Co-Director to present, Center for Rural Studies. Director, 1980-1983, Center for Research on Vermont. Member, Graduate College, 1975-present; adjunct faculty, MPA, 2002-present. Community Resource Development Specialist, Cooperative Extension Service, 1978-2004.

Key Scholarly Interests: Community organization and development, international development, agricultural and rural development policy, applied/field research methodology, program evaluation and rural.

Publication Highlights:
1991. “Chapter 9. The Insights of Sociology,” in A Community of Voices: Reading and Writing in the Disciplines. Editors Toby Fulwiler and Arthur W. Biddle, New York, Macmillan Publishing Company.

1991. “More Dilemmas: Rural Development on the Ropes,” The Rural Sociologist, Spring.
with Flora, Jan L., Gary P. Green, Edward A. Gale and Cornelia Butler Flora, 1992. “Self-Development: A Viable Rural Development Option?,” Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 20. No. 2.

Cruise, James and Fred Schmidt, 1999. “Vermont’s Population and Places,” Vermont State Government Since 1965, edited by Michael Sherman, Published by the Center for Research on Vermont and the Snelling Center.

Co-author with a national panel of extension personnel of various reports and articles.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Community Development Society, Rural Sociological Society.

Other Professional Experience: Peace Corps, Malaysia, 1963-1965; legislative aid, Offices of Senator Patrick Leahy, 1970s-1980s; co-founder and subsequent board member, Rural America, 1969; board member, National Rural Voice, 1980-1982; co-founder and board member, 1988-present, board president, 1994-1996, Community Transportation Association of America.

Awards and Honors: Ken Wilkinson Rural Policy Award, Rural Sociological Association, 2005.

Community Service: Shelburne, VT: elected official-Justice of the Peace; member of the Board of Civil Authority, Path’s Committee, Planning Commission (18 years). Chittenden County Transportation Association, board member, present. Vermont-Honduras Partnership, board member, 1977-2007. Gubernatorial appointments on various state and regional organizations, including board service on the Rural Development Council and the Vermont Institute of Government. Brought the national State Data Center Program to the Center for Rural Studies, 1982.


Professor of Plant Biology and Environmental Studies Emeritus

“Since my first teaching at the college level in the early 1960’s I have enjoyed hands-on, field-based education mixing a broadly interdisciplinary philosophical foundation with practical knowledge. My favorite courses are those centered on ideas, ethics, landscapes, global processes, and mathematical constructs – all stressing interdisciplinary contexts and perspectives that draw from the humanities, social studies, and the natural sciences. I relish being a cheerleader-educator for students and scholars and a contributor to the preservation of our natural heritage.”

— Ian A. Worley

Education: B.A., 1964; B.S., 1964, Youngstown University; M.S., 1966, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Ph.D., 1971, University of British Columbia, Canada.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1970-1977; Associate Professor, 1977-1983; Professor, 1983-2008, Professor Emeritus, 2009-present. Assistant Director, 1986-1992; Director, 1994-2008, Environmental Program. Ecologist, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1970-1988; Teaching Associate Environmental Program, 1973-1977.

Key Scholarly Interests: Natural areas assessments and conservation; landscape natural history; endangered species protection and recovery; peatland evolution, ecology and preservation; interdisciplinary studies; environmental ethics: theoretical and applied.

Publication Highlights: Between 1969 and 2008, 133 published and public reports on bryophytes, ecology, wetlands, wilderness surveys, environmental ethics and natural features assessments for work done in Alaska, British Columbia, Vermont, the Northeast, and the central Atlantic Coastal states. Publications include:

National Natural Landmark Evaluation Reports: 1972-1981: 64 reports evaluating natural areas for eligibility for Registered Natural Landmark designation prepared for the National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior. The reports average 11 pages plus maps, photographs and illustrations. The sites were in VA, NJ, NY, CN, MA, VT, NH, and ME.

Worley, I.A. 1984. Axiological and ethical factors in peatland preservation and use in the United States. Proc. 7th Intern. Peat Cong., Dublin, Ireland. June, 1984 Vol. 2:49-61.

Johnson, C.W. with I.A. Worley. 1985. Bogs of the Northeast. Univ. Press of New England, Hanover. 269 pp.

Worley, I.A. and E.H. Thompson. 1990. Ecological and Environmental Assessments of Sites HW-F (Hardwick), BE-C (Berlin), OR-E (Orange), WO-C (Woodbury), and MA-A (Marshfield). Landfill Siting Study. Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District. Montpelier, Vermont. 43 pages.

Stanley-Mann, E., Hilke, J., Bierman,P., and Worley, I (2004) Repeat photography documents landscape change 75 years after an horrendous flood. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 35(7) 249-42 (National meeting)

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Graduate Studies Committees and Thesis Defense Committees at UVM, Dartmouth College and Middlebury College, 1970-2008; Major advisor for 24 M.S. and Ph.D. students, 1970-1991; Major advising, committee member, and/or instruction of 60+ M.S. candidates in Botany-Field Naturalist Option, 1984-2008.

Since 1970, taught over 50 different undergraduate and graduate courses in botany, ecology, wetlands, biogeography, natural history, weather, landscapes, ethics, environmental philosophy, environmental studies, research methods, quantitative methods, and use of light aircraft in landscape assessment and conservation. Provided aerial field trips in a number of courses (over 500 UVM students flown to date) and for students engaged in undergraduate and graduate research.

Served on numerous committees for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Botany, Environmental Program, and the University of Vermont.

Other Professional Experience: Certified Flight Instructor (primary, advanced, instrument, and instructor students), 1991-present. Aerial analysis and inventories of natural features throughout Vermont for state agencies and NGO’s (as pilot and landscape ecologist), 1989-present.

Awards and Honors: Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UVM, 1990;
Vermont Friends of Wetlands Award, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, 1992.

Community Service: Member, Vermont Fragile Areas Registry Steering Committee, 1978-present; member, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Science Board (founding member and chairperson, 1983) 1983-1991; USA representative, International Peat Society Conservation Working Group, 1984-1986; advisor and reviewer, National Natural Landmarks Program, National Park Service, Cooperative Evaluation Agreement with University of Vermont Field Naturalist Program, 1987-1992; member, Rare and Irreplaceable Natural Areas Committee, Vermont Non-game and Natural Heritage Program, 1990-1992; consultant, Boston Science Museum, 1992-1993; member, International Union for the Conservation of Nature Ethics Working Group, 1994-1996; member (chairperson 1991-2008), Vermont Endangered Species Committee, 1987-present.

Testimony presented multiple times per year since 1987 at public hearings regarding land use development and endangered species; also testimony at three trials in Federal District Court in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Vermont.


Professor of English Emeritus

“Tony Bradley’s quietly incisive readings of Irish literature, and particularly Irish poetry, have always demonstrated both an unfeigned love of literature, and a clear-eyed and unremitting commitment to the urgent issues at stake in the art of a nation struggling to emerge from colonial rule.”

— Lisa Schnell, Associate Professor of English

Education: B.A., 1964, Queen’s University (Belfast, N. Ireland); Ph.D., 1972, State University of New York at Buffalo.

UVM Career: Instructor in English, 1962-72; Assistant Professor, 1972-1978; Associate Professor, 1978-1981; Professor 1982-2009. Chair, Department of English, 1991-1994.

Key Scholarly Interests: Modern Irish literature.

Publication Highlights:
“Nation, Pedagogy, and Performance: W. B. Yeats’s The King’s Threshold and the Irish Hunger Strikes.”
W. B. Yeats: a Critical Introduction to the Plays.
Ed., Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland.
Ed., Contemporary Irish Poetry.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Lecturer, W. B. Yeats International School, 1992, 1998. Former Secretary and Lit. Representative to the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Awards and Honors: Frederick and Fanny Corse Distinguished Professor of English Language and Literature, UVM, 2002-2009. Irish American Cultural Institute Fellow, National University of Ireland, Galway, 1996-1997. Senior Research Fellow in Irish Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast, N. Ireland, 1982-1983.


Professor of Sociology Emeritus

“An understated presentation of self belies the consummate teacher-scholar that is Steve Cutler. His work in gerontology is highly praised by his professional peers across the U.S. and abroad – and justifiably so, but his value is also measured locally by his wise counsel to junior and senior UVM colleagues alike.”

— Nick Danigelis, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology

Education: B.A., 1964, Dartmouth College; M.A., 1965; Ph.D., 1969, University of Michigan.

UVM Career: Professor of Sociology and the Bishop Robert F. Joyce Distinguished University Professor of Gerontology, 1984-2009. Director, Center for the Study of Aging, 1992-1995.

Key Scholarly Interests: Principal gerontological research interests are in the areas of caregiving, transportation, household composition, social and political attitude change, voluntary association participation, cognition and Alzheimer’s disease, and ethics.

Publication Highlights: Close to 100 articles and book chapters, and author or co-author of over 80 papers presented at national and international professional meetings. In addition, co-author, Middle Start: An Experiment in the Educational Enrichment of Young Adolescents (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977); co-editor of Major Social Issues: A Multidisciplinary View (New York: The Free Press, 1978); co-editor of Promoting Successful and Productive Aging (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1995); and associate editor of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, 6th ed. (San Diego: Academic Press, 2006).

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Gerontological Society of America (past president, vice president, and chair of the Society’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Section). Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, editor. Serves on the editorial boards of Research on Aging, the International Journal of Aging and Human Development, the Journal of Applied Gerontology and the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Past-chair of the Sociology of Aging Section of the American Sociological Association. Served twice on the National Institutes of Health’s Human Development and Aging Study Section, including two years as chair.

Member of the American Sociological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, the National Council on Aging, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Alpha Kappa Delta, and the American Society on Aging.

Other Professional Experience: Oberlin College: Department of Sociology-Anthropology, Assistant to Full Professor, Department Chair. Duke University: Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Senior Fellow, Visiting Senior Fellow. UNC-Chapel Hill: Visiting Associate Professor. University of Michigan: Visiting Professor. University of Geneva: Visiting Professor.

Awards and Honors: Research supported by grants from the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Recognition includes: elected Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, 1978; Outstanding Educator in Gerontology Award from the Ohio Network of Education Consultants in Aging, 1984; elected Charter Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), 1997; Clark Tibbitts Award, AGHE, 2002; UVM University Scholar, 2000-2001; appointed Petersen Visiting Scholar, Oregon State University, 2001-2002; received Senior Fulbright Award, University of Bucharest, Romania, 2004.

Community Service: Member, advisory boards of the University of Vermont’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Elder Care Services. Previously served on the board of directors and the executive committee of the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association; as a member of the Advisory Council of the Chittenden County Retired Senior Volunteer Program; and on the advisory boards of the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, Vermont Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Foster Grandparent Program, and the Vermont Department of Health’s statewide Arthritis Coalition.


Associate Professor of Sociology Emerita

“During her 35+ years at UVM, Laura Fishman’s research on prisoners and prisoners’ families has won national attention. On campus, she has earned a reputation as a dedicated teacher, mentor, and role model to students and faculty alike, serving as UVM’s conscience on diversity matters well before it became fashionable to do so.”

— Dr. Beth Mintz, Professor of Sociology

Education: B.A., 1959, Pembroke College in Brown University; M.A., 1966, University of Chicago; Ph.D., 1984, McGill University.

UVM Career: Instructor, 1971-1981; Assistant Professor, 1982-1988; Associate Professor, 1988-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Race, AIDS, drugs, crime and prisons; families of prisoners; images of crime, race and gender; women and crime; criminal justice.

Publication Highlights:
Book: Women At the Wall: A Study of Prisoners’ Wives Doing Time on the Outside (SUNY Press), published in 1990.

“Resistance, Redemption and Transformation: African-American and Latino Prisoners Living with HIV/AIDS.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, 5 (summer, 2004).

“AIDS, Violence and Matters of Respect: Family and Peer Relations of African-American and Latino Convicted Felons.” In Charisse T. Coston (ed.), Images of Uniquely Vulnerable Crime Targets. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. (Spring, 2004).

“Days of Constant Sorrow: African-American and Latina Women Standing By Their Incarcerated HIV/AIDS-Infected Men.” In Delores D. Jones-Brown (ed.), African American Women: The Law and Justice System. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall (forthcoming).

“‘Mule-headed Slave Women Refusing to Take Foolishness from Anybody’: A Prelude to Future Accommodations, Resistance, and Criminality,” in Muraskin (ed.), It’s a Crime: Women and Justice (Prentice Hall, 2003).

“Race Matters in the Vermont Prison System: Reactions of Prisoners of Color to Racism.” In Charles E. Reasons, Julius Debro and Kimberly L. Martus (eds.), Race, Class and Gender: Justice in America. Needham Heights, MD: Allyn & Bacon, 2002, pp. 292-312.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Member, President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, 2004-present; member, Delegate Assembly Meetings, United Academics, 2005-present; member, Sociology Department Faculty Recruitment Committee, 2004, 2006, 2007; member, University of Vermont Police Advisory Board, 2003-2005; member, Fleming Museum Advisory Board, 2000-2007; member, Departmental Committee on Undergraduate Policy, 2000-2005.

Other Professional Experience: Reviewer, Crime and Justice Research, 2000-present; reviewer, Meridians, 1999-present; member, American Society of Criminology: Women and Crime Division, 1990-present; member, American Society of Criminology: People of Color Division, 1996-present; reviewer, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 1998-present; member, Committee on Fairness and Equal Access to Justice, 1998-present; member, American Civil Liberties Union Legal Panel, Montpelier, Vermont, 1993-present.

Awards and Honors: Dean’s Fund for Faculty Development, 2003; Cultural Pluralism and Racial Equality, 2003; Dr. Coramae Richey Mann Distinguished Scholar Award from Division on People of Color and Crime, American Society of Criminology, 2000; Dean’s Lecture Award, University of Vermont, 1998.

Community Service: Member, American Civil Liberties Union Legal Panel, 1989-present. Facilitator for various criminal justice workshops, 1990-present. Member, South Burlington Committee to Recruit a Police Chief, 2006. Participant, Women on the Issues: What’s at Stake. Vermont Public Television, Colchester, VT, 2004. Facilitator for two workshops, “Is It Easier to Live with the HIV/AIDS Virus When Imprisoned or Released to the ‘Streets’” at the Living Well Program, The Osborne Association, Bronx, NY, 2003 and 2004.


Professor of English Emeritus

“Listening has become a philosophy for me as both a teacher and a writer. I’ve become a better writer by way of paying more attention to what my writing is trying to convey to me as I’m working on it. I’ve become a better teacher by way of giving my students more ‘say’ in the classroom.”

— David Huddle

Education: B.A., 1968, University of Virginia; M.A., 1969, Hollins College; M.F.A., 1971, Columbia University.

UVM Career: Instructor, 1971-1972; Assistant Professor, 1972-1978; Associate Professor, 1978-1982, Professor, 1982-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Poetry- and Fiction-Writing and the Contemporary American Short Story.

Publication Highlights:
Glory River (poems), Louisiana State University Press, April 2008.

Grayscale (poems), Louisiana State University Press, January 2004.

La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl (novel), Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2002. Paperback, Mariner Books, 2003.

Not: A Trio--A Novella and Two Stories, University of Notre Dame Press, South Bend, 2000.

The Story of a Million Years
(novel), Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1999. Paperback, Mariner Books, 2000. Editions published in Germany, France, Spain, Japan, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Summer Lake: New & Selected Poems, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1999.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Associated Writing Programs, Modern Language Association.

Other Professional Experience: Faculty Member, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Rainier Writing Workshop. Distinguished Writer in Residence, Wichita State University, 2000. Contributing Editor, The Hollins Critic, 1997-present. Contributing Editor, The Fourth Genre, 1999-present. Acting Editor, New England Review, 1993-1994. Visiting Writer, University of Idaho, 1987. Writer in Residence, Indiana University, 1987. Visiting Professor, Middlebury College, 1981-1982.

Awards and Honors: National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, 1978, 1987. Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, 1989. Robert Frost Professor of American Literature, Bread Loaf School of English, 1991. David Huddle Literary Festival, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia, 1992. Dean’s Lecturer, Colleges of Arts & Sciences, University of Vermont, 1994. A Distinguished Book of the Year (The Story of a Million Years), Esquire, 1999. A Best Book of the Year (The Story of a Million Years), Los Angeles Times Book Review, 1999. Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Award for Distinguished First Novel Published in 1999. 2002 Pushcart Prize for “The Story of the Door.” 2008 Dedicatee, Burlington Book Festival.


Professor of Psychology Emeritus

“Top 6 highlights of my 40 years at UVM: role in (or as) 1) Research (my first love); 2) Faculty unionization; 3) Vermont Conference on Primary Prevention of Psychopathology; 4) Psychology Department Chair; 5) President of Faculty Senate; 6) Reinvention of Psych 1.”

— Justin M. Joffe

Education: B.A., 1959; B.A., 1960; M.A., 1962, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; Ph.D., 1965, University of London, England.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1969-1970; Associate Professor, 1970-1974; Professor, 1974-2009.
Chair, Department of Psychology, 1992-2000. President, Faculty Senate, 2005-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Prenatal determinants of behavior; prevention of mental and emotional disorders; nature of mental “illness;” social, political, economic, and scientific bases of diagnostic systems.

Publication Highlights:
Joffe, J.M. (1969) Prenatal determinants of behaviour. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Albee, G.W. and Joffe, J.M. (Eds.) (1977) Primary prevention of psychopathology, Vol. 1: The issues. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England. Third printing as The issues: An overview of primary prevention (1981).

Joffe, J.M. and Albee, G.W. (Eds.) (1982) Prevention through political action and social change. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

Bond, L.A. and Joffe, J.M. (Eds.) (1982) Facilitating infant and early childhood development. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

Joffe, J.M., Albee, G.W., and L.D. Kelly (Eds.) (1984) Readings in primary prevention of psychopathology: Basic concepts. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

Albee, G.W., Joffe, J.M., and L.D. Dusenbery (Eds.) (1988) Prevention, powerlessness, and politics: A book of readings. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Kessler, M., Goldston, S.E., and Joffe, J.M. (Eds.) (1992) The present and future of prevention. In honor of George W. Albee. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Joffe, J.M. and Krulewitz, J. (2004, 2005, 2007) Investigating the mind, brain, and behavior: An introduction to psychology (1st, 2nd, 3rd Eds.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Also, numerous major articles.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Executive council (treasurer) United Academics—AAUP/AFT, 2001-2004; vice president and treasurer, 1974-1987, executive vice president, 1987-2008, Vermont Conference on the Primary Prevention of Psychopathology; general editor, Primary Prevention of Psychopathology series, University Press of New England and Sage Publications, 1975-1999; special features editor, Journal of Primary Prevention, 1979-1987; director, Clearinghouse on Primary Prevention Programs, 1980-1987.

Research grants include principal or co-principal investigator: U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, 1970-171; University of Vermont Faculty Research Award, 1971; U.S National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1972-1975; U.S. National Institutes of Health, 1973-1974; U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1975-1978; U.S. Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, 1977; University of Vermont Institutional Grant Fund, 1979-1980; U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 1980-1981; Fulbright Research Fellowship, 1984-1985; F. Hoffmann-LaRoche (Basle, Switzerland), 1984-1990.

Courses taught include: general psychology (Psych 1), research methods, animal behavior, development of sex differences, primary prevention of psychopathology, motivation, nature of human nature, developmental psychobiology, hormones and behavior.

Other Professional Experience: Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand, 1962-1963, Birmingham University (England), 1965-1967; manager for research, Wilson Learning Europe, 1987-1991.

Awards and Honors: Fellow, British Psychological Society; chartered psychologist (UK); chartered scientist (UK); postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1968-1969; visiting research scientist, Institute of Biology, University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia: United States National Academy of Sciences-Council of Academies of Yugoslavia Scientific Exchange Program, 1980-1981; Fulbright Research Scholar, National Institute of Hygiene, Budapest, Hungary, 1984-1985.


Professor of Religion Emeritus

“I’m grateful for the supportive academic home that UVM has provided me for forty-four years, the genuinely collegial atmosphere that has characterized our department, and of course the privilege of working with so many generations of students—many of whom I’m still in touch with.”

— William E. Paden

Education: B.A., 1961, Occidental College; M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1967, Claremont Graduate University.

UVM Career: Instructor, 1965-1968; Assistant Professor, 1968-1974; Associate Professor, 1974-1990; Professor 1990-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: History of comparative religion and the study of theories of religion, including the construction of models for cross-cultural analysis. Currently working on a book examining the value of evolutionary models for the study of religious behavior.

Publication Highlights:
Interpreting the Sacred: Ways of Viewing Religion. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992, 2004 (also published in Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Korean and Chinese translations).

Religious Worlds: The Comparative Study of Religion. Boston: Beacon Press, 1988, 1994 (also published in German, Japanese, Korean and Slovak translations).

Numerous articles on theory and method in the study of religion, as well as many important survey articles in influential reference works and encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Religion (2nd ed.), Harper/Collins Dictionary of Religion, Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion and Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Chair of the UVM Department of Religion for more than twenty years; co-chair, Comparative Studies of Religion Section, American Academy of Religion; president, American Academy of Religion, New England Region.

Visiting scholar, Wolfson College, 1992, 1999 and Mansfield College/Institute of Social Anthropology, 1978-1979, Oxford University; research fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1992, 1999.

Other Professional Experience: Program evaluator for numerous North American religious studies departments and editorial consultant for the Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia, 1996-2002.

Awards and Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture Award, UVM.

Community Service: Numerous presentations on the study of religion to educational organizations across Vermont.


Professor of German Emeritus

“As a teacher, mentor and advisor, Professor Scrase has distinguished himself due to his keen inquisitive mind, his encyclopedic knowledge of German art, culture, history, music, and literature, and his ability to engage his students in a meaningful educational discourse. He is known as a professor of highest standards, as a teacher who expects much of his students.”

— Wolfgang Mieder, Professor of German

Education: B.A., 1962, Bristol University (Bristol, England); Ph.D., 1972, Indiana University.

UVM Career: Instructor of German, 1971-972; Assistant Professor of German, 1972, 1974-1977; Associate Professor of German, 1977-1991; Professor of German, 1991-2009. Director, Center for Holocaust Studies, 1993-2006.

Key Scholarly Interests: Holocaust Studies with a special focus on art, literature and music; German lyric poetry; comparative literature; literature of the former German Democratic Republic; literature of the twentieth century; translation of literary and scholarly works.

Publication Highlights:
Wilhelm Lehmann. A Critical Biography. Volume I: The Years of Trial (1880-1918). (Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1984)

Wilhelm Lehmann: Gesammelte Werke. Vol. 5: Erzählungen. Ed. David Scrase in collaboration with Reinhard Tgahrt. (Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1994)

Understanding Johannes Bobrowski. (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1995)

Aphorisms, by Maria Ebner-Eschenbach. Translated by David Scrase and Wolfgang Mieder. (Riverside, CA: Ariadne Press, 1994)

Ephemeral Aphorisms, by Pia Rilke. Translated by David Scrase and Wolfgang Mieder. (Riverside, CA: Ariadne Press, 1998)

The Holocaust: Personal Accounts. Eds. David Scrase and Wolfgang Mieder (Burlington, Vermont: The Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont, 2001)

Reflections on the Holocaust. Festschrift for Raul Hilberg on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday. Eds. David Scrase and Wolfgang Mieder (Burlington, Vermont: The Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont, 2001)

The Ancestral Pyramid, by Ilse Tielsch. Translated by David Scrase (Riverside, CA: Ariadne Press, 2001)

Making a Difference: Rescue and Assistance During the Holocaust. Eds. David Scrase, Wolfgang Mieder, and Katherine Quimby Johnson (Burlington, VT: The Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont, 2004)

Editor of the Holocaust Studies Newsletter 1996-2006 (Burlington, VT: The Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont)

Teaching/Research/Memberships: International Arthur Schnitzler Research Association, Modern Language Association, New England Modern Language Association (President, 1976-78), American Association of Teachers of German, Northern New England Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, Deutsche Schiller Gesellschaft.

Other Professional Experience: Lecturer in English, University of Zürich, Switzerland, 1964-1968; Lecturer in German, Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford, England, 1968-1969.

Awards and Honors: DAAD Research Fellowship, 1973; British Academy European Research Fellowship, 1974; Alexander von Humboldt Research Grant, 1974-75, 1978-1979; Summer 2000 Fulbright Scholar; presenter of Dean’s Lecture, College of Arts and Sciences, UVM, 2002; University Scholar, UVM, 2004-2005.


Professor of Literacy and Elementary Education Emerita

Education: B.S., 1969, University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.Ed., 1976, University of Vermont; Ph.D., 1981, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor of Education, 1981-1985; Associate Professor, 1985-1997; Professor, 1997-2008; Professor Emerita, 2009-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Research on comprehension, assessment, and school improvement. The translation of research into practice, particularly in grades 3-8.

Publication Highlights:
Lipson, M. Y. & Wixson, K. K. (2009). Assessment and instruction of reading and writing difficulties (4th ed.). NY: Pearson.

Lipson, M. Y. (2007). Teaching reading beyond the primary grades: A blueprint for helping intermediate students develop the skills they need to comprehend the texts they read. NY: Scholastic

Lipson, M. Y., Mosenthal, J. H., Mekkelsen, J., & Russ, B. (2004). Building knowledge and fashioning success one school at a time. The Reading Teacher, 57 (6), 534-542.

Lipson, M. Y., Mosenthal, J. H., Daniels, P., & Woodside-Jiron, H. (2000). Process writing in the classrooms of eleven teachers with different orientations to teaching and learning. Elementary School Journal, 101 (2), 209-231).

Lipson, M.Y. (1982). “Learning new information from text: The role of prior knowledge and reading ability.” Journal of Reading Behavior, 14, 243-261.

Mosenthal, J. H., Lipson, M. Y., Torncello, S., Russ, B., & Mekkelsen, J., (2004). Contexts and practices of six schools successful in obtaining reading achievement. Elementary School Journal, 104(5), 343-367.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Principal investigator on a consortium of grants under the Vermont Reads Initiatives umbrella. Conducted research over many years (funded by the Spencer Foundation, NE Regional Lab, State of Vermont); served on editorial review and advisory boards at the state and national level; and taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in elementary education and reading language arts.

Other Professional Experience: Classroom teacher, 1969-1974; assistant professor at Eastern Michigan University.

Awards and Honors: Distinguished Faculty, Junior Teaching Award (EMU), 1984; Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Teaching Excellence, 1991; University of Vermont Graduate Teaching Award, 1992; Vermont Council on Reading, Lyman C. Hunt, Jr. Award, 1995; elected to the Board of Directors, National Reading Conference, 2001; University Scholar, UVM, 2008-2009.

Community Service: Chaired and/or served on many committees at UVM, including strategic planning councils, search committees, program review committees, advisory committees and faculty review committees. Involved in two professional organizations for more than 20 years: the International Reading Association and the National Reading Conference serving on many committees and boards. Traveled to Africa three times to provide research and develop contributions and co-chair, Commission of Response to Intervention for IRA. Locally: member, Vermont Board of Bar Examiners, Vermont Judiciary, 2006-present; member, Vermont Adolescent Literacy Design Team (White Paper Work Group); member, State of Vermont Reading First Leadership Team, 2002-present.


Professor of Social Work Emerita

“I believe in the right and responsibility to hold high academic standards while working in partnership with students to support their accomplishments. I use a variety of instructional materials, teaching/learning processes and ways for students to demonstrate their knowledge. I found it both challenging and exciting to help develop and teach in three different programs (Special Education, Educational Leadership and Social Work). Those programs earned professional accreditation and many of the graduates have become state and national leaders in their respective fields.”

— Phyllis Paolucci-Whitcomb

Education: B.S., 1965, Castleton State College; M.Ed., 1970, University of Vermont; C.A.S., 1977, University of Vermont; Ed.D., 1980, Boston University.

UVM Career: Instructor, 1971-1974; Lecturer, 1974-1979; Assistant Professor, 1979-1981; Associate Professor, 1989-1994; Professor, 1994-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: Interests include interdisciplinary collaboration and human rights.

Publication Highlights: Co-published three editions of two books, 15 refereed articles and 11 invited articles. Presented research findings at 70 national and international conferences and was the keynote speaker at six of those. Three samples follow:

Aiken, J., Kay, P. J., Mosenthal, J., & Paolucci-Whitcomb, P. (2006). The new scholarship and the work of faculty: From adaptation to transformation of the reappointment, promotion and tenure process. Higher Education Perspectives, 2(2), 23-37.

Rude, H., Paolucci-Whitcomb, P., & Comerford, S. (2005). Ethical leadership: Supporting human rights and diversity in rural communities. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 24(4), 26-31.

Idol, L., Nevin, A., & Paolucci-Whitcomb, P. (2000). Collaborative Consultation. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Co-author and co-director of grant projects funded for over $436,000 by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 1980-1985. These funds supported the educational preparation of special and regular education administrators so that they could provide leadership in improving educational services for exceptional children and youth.

National Fraternity of Phi Delta Kappa, National Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Social Workers, National Council for Administrators of Special Education, National Council for Exceptional Children, International Society of Educational Planning and International Association of Quality Circles.

Other Professional Experience: Consulting teacher, Chittenden Central School District, 1970-1971; elementary classroom teacher, South Burlington School District, 1965-1970.

Awards and Honors: College of Education and Social Services, Award for Extraordinary Service, 2008; University of Vermont Outstanding Faculty Award for service, teaching and feminist scholarship, 2007; University of Vermont, Certificate of Recognition for valuable contributions to students, 2005; University of Vermont, Office of Community-Partnerships and Service-Learning fellowship, 2005; University of Vermont Research Sabbatical Leave, 1989; Teacher Education Division of the National Council for Exceptional Children, Collaborative Consultation Award for consultation training provided for professors around the U.S.

Community Service: Participant and chair of numerous university, state and national service committees, including CESS delegate to United Academics, department representative to UVM’s Faculty Senate; chair of the CESS Faculty Affairs and Faculty Evaluation committees; chair of the UVM Grievance committee. Technical assistant to the Vermont State Department of Human Services; consultant for the National Research and Training Institute on School Consultation.


Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Emeritus

“If my students can’t transform what I am teaching and make it their own, then I haven’t been a successful teacher. And in my field, if my university students’ students can’t transform what they’ve been taught by my students, then I haven’t been successful as a teacher. That’s my gold standard. That’s how I evaluate and judge my teaching as a professional educator. I leave UVM offering that challenge to anyone who would dare to call themselves ‘Teacher.’”

— Charles Rathbone

Education: B.A., 1964, University of Rochester; M.Ed., 1965; Ph.D., 1970, Syracuse University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1970-1976; Associate Professor, 1976-present. Acting chair, Department of Professional Education and Curriculum Development, 1984; chair, Department of Professional Education and Curriculum Development, 1984-1988.

Key Scholarly Interests: The intersections of child development, learning and curriculum, the intersections of race, class, gender and equitable classroom practices; and multiage teaching and learning environments.

Publication Highlights:
Rathbone, C. (1997). Elementary Education. Encyclopedia Americana. (Pp. 680-686). Grolier Educational: Bethel, CT.

Rathbone, C. (1996). Gender, Math Literacy, and Classroom Meetings. New England Mathematics Journal, The Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2.

Rathbone, C. (1994). Multiage Grouping and the American School: A Decision That Must Be Made. SDE News, Society for Developmental Education, Vol. 4, No. 2.

Rathbone, C., Bingham, A., Dorta, P., McClaskey, M., and O’Keefe, J. (1993). Multiage portraits: Teaching and learning in mixed age classrooms. Peterborough, NH: Crystal Springs Books.

Erb, C., & Rathbone, C. (1991). The City Hall Park Study. The Arithmetic Teacher. Vol. 38. No. 8.

Rathbone, C. & Shelton, L. (1984). The Research Background for Early Childhood Education. Early Education Handbook. Vermont State Department of Education: Montpelier, VT.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Vermont Council of Teacher Educators, 1989-present; New England Educational Research Organization, board member, 2005-2007; CESS Long Term Teacher Education Committee, 2005-2007; Program Assessment Committee Elementary Education, chair, 2001-2008; CESS/Unit Diversity Committee, chair, 2001-2006; President’s Commission on Race and Racism, 2002-2006; Vermont Higher Education Council Committee on Program Approval, 1989-1992; Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators, 1989-1992; Commissioner’s Task Force On The Teaching Shortage, 1986-1987; Vermont SDE Title IV-C Governor’s Advisory Council, 1980-1982; UVM Daycare Board of Directors, 1971-1972.

Other Professional Experience: Faculty Seminar, Program for Complex Instruction, Stanford University, 1999, 2000; teacher associate, Higher Education, Vermont Institute for Science, Mathematics, and Technology, 1997-1999; Teacher Education Equity Project Fellow, 1993-1995; Shelburne Community School Multiage Team, Ford Foundation Research Grant, 1990; Visiting Professor Early Childhood Education, Nova Scotia Teachers College, 1977-1979; Visiting Scholar Far West Laboratory for Research and Development in Education, 1977.

Awards and Honors: John Dewey Teaching Award, College of Education and Social Services, 2008; International Teacher Education Association Distinguished Program Award, American Primary Experience Program (APEX), co-director, 1977; The Distinguished Program Award American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), American Primary Experience Program (APEX), co-director, 1976.

Community Service: Burlington School Board Task Force on Removing Obstacles to the Success of Students from Low Income Families, 2006; Vermont Interfaith Action Leader, 2005-present; Christ Church Presbyterian, Elder, present.


Research Associate of Education Emerita

Education: B.A., 1975; M.Ed., 1983, University of Massachusetts; Ed.D., 2009, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Lecturer, 1987-2004; Senior Lecturer, 2004-2006; Research Associate, 2006-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: Youth with disabilities; transition and post-secondary opportunities; service learning; integration of teaching and technology.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: “Service Learning and Oral History: Tool of Engagement” doctoral dissertation.

Other Professional Experience: Faculty Associate, Center for Teaching and Learning, UVM; program director, Oaxaca Study Abroad, UVM.

Community Service: Vermont Migrant Education Program, Washington West Supervisory Union School Board Member; Washington West Supervisory Union Service Learning Advisory Board.


Research Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Emeritus

“Of the 32 years of my education career, I spent 24 at UVM. I focused on promoting students’ and teachers’ understanding of the world, Asia, and China. I strongly believe that only with that understanding can we maintain the world peace and meet the challenges of the even changing world.”

— Wang Juefei

Education: Graduation Diploma for Undergraduate Studies, 1977, Inner Mongolia Teacher’s University, China; M.Ed., 1981, Beijing Normal University, China; M.Ed., 1987; Ed.D., 1995, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Lecturer, 1994-1995; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1996-2000; Research Assistant Professor, 2000-2008; Research Professor, 2008-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: Research in comparative education and international education.

Publication Highlights: Published numerous articles and book chapters in the U.S. and China, including book chapters International Education and International Exchange in American Schools in Personal Perspectives on American Education, Beijing University Press, 2008; Teacher Education in the United States, in Comparative Teacher Education, Beijing Normal University Press, 1990; and Reforms of Education in the United States Since 1900, in Worldwide Tendencies in Reforms of General Education in the 20th Century, Guizhou People’s Press, 1989; articles Preparations for Teaching in American Schools: Advice to Chinese Teachers, in Journal of Yunnan Normal University, February 2008; Working with Principals in the People’s Republic of China in International Education Journal, with others, 1997; and translations of books and articles between the English and Chinese languages.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Received $16.3 million dollars for program development on teaching about Asia and on promoting international education from the Freeman Foundation, the U.S.-Japan Foundation, the Asia Society, and other funding sources between 1990 and 2007. Taught courses in foundational studies of education and course in professional development on education on Asian countries such as China, Japan, and Thailand. Member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Other Professional Experience: Assisted in initiating and teaching in the China Project that trained more than 320 Vermont educators, 1986-1992. Founded and directed the Asian Studies Outreach Program that won a national award, 1994-2008. Created and directed the Statewide Program for Asian Studies in Schools, 1997-2008 and assisted 50% of Vermont schools in introducing Asia into their curricula. Created and managed seven professional institutes and programs for educators to study China, Japan, and Thailand, 1994-2008. Created and directed two programs of the Governor’s Institute on Asian Cultures for Vermont high school students, 1986-2008. Created and managed the English Camp program for the students of the College of Education and Social Services to assist Chinese English teachers to update their English language skills. Initiated the first rural school exchange between China and the U.S., 1986, and several other professional exchange programs between eh two countries. Visiting Professor at the Inner Mongolia Teachers University, 2002-2009.

Awards and Honors: Salzburg Seminar Fellow and keynote speaker, 2005; received inaugural Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education, the only recipient for the Prize for Higher Education, 2003; received Golden Medal Award in Community Relations Programs from the Council for advancement and Support of Education for the China Project, 1990.

Community Service: Member, UVM President’s Council on Racial Equality, appointed by the UVM President, 2000-2002; leader, State Project for International Education, appointed by Governor Howard Dean and Governor James Douglas, 2001-2005; executive director, Governor’s Council on International Education, appointed by Governor James Douglas, 2003-2004; member, State Board of Education Subcommittee for the World Language and International Education, 2006.


Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Emeritus

“We are proud of Dr. Béliveau’s accomplishments and innovative civil engineering concepts. His work exemplifies our faculty’s excellence as well as CEMS’s vision for implementation of sustainable engineering practices for our planet.”

— Domenico Grasso, Dean, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Education: B.S., 1968, University of Vermont; Ph.D., 1974, Princeton University.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, 1985-1989; Professor, 1989-2009. Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2002-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: The use of measured vibrations and concepts of structural dynamics to assess structure for stiffness, stability and strength. Model testing methods as well as measurements of resonant frequencies to determine axial compression in rails and tension in the iron bars of wood and iron trusses, and the use of vibration and system identification techniques to determine the aerodynamic coefficients of suspension bridges.

Publication Highlights: More than 60 technical publications that include 20 journal publications and more than 20 technical reports.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1968-present, member, Stability Committee, 1990-present. American Academy of Mechanics, 1976-present; Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, 1980-present; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1985-present; The Society for Experimental mechanics, 1985-present; American Society for Engineering Education, 1986-present; Vermont Chapter of ASCE, secretary, 1988-1990, president-elect, 1989-1990, president, 1990; Vermont Society of Engineers, 1990-present.

Other Professional Experience: Served as ASCE Vermont Section president and member of committees dealing with structural identification of constructed facilities. Have been a licensed professional engineer in Canada and currently are a licensed structural engineer in Vermont.

Awards and Honors: Vermont Engineer of the Year, 1996; elected fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2009 for significant technical or professional contribution. Navy/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Associate, 1986 1988; Robert W. Angus Medal Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 1986.

Community Service: Served as MathCounts Coordinator and currently as State MathCounts Coordinator. MathCounts is a national competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students created to help develop and sustain their interest and ability in mathematics and to ensure their success in higher education and career opportunities in engineering and mathematics.


Lecturer of Statistics Emeritus

“Mr. MacPherson has distinguished himself a highly successful teacher of statistics. His long career as an applied biostatistician allowed him to bring relevant experiences to his students, providing them with an enhanced education. He contributed substantially to the Statistics Program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was coordinator of the graduate teaching assistants and acted as advisor to many students.”

— Bernard F. Cole, Ph.D., Professor of Statistics,
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Education: B.S., 1969, University of Notre Dame; M.S., 1974, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Statistician/Programmer, 1974-1976; Biostatistician, 1976-1979; 1979-2005; Lecturer, 2005-present.

Key Scholarly interests: Biostatistics, epidemiology, applied probability, and statistics education.

Publication Highlights:
Clarke JH, MacPherson BV, Holmes DR: Cigarette smoking and external locus of control among early adolescents. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 23:253-259, 1982.

MacPherson BV: Testing for parallelism in ANCOVA when the dependent variable is a binary. Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section, American Statistical Association, Cincinnati, OH, pp.208-213, 1982.

Jones RP, MacPherson BV and Slack HR: Are mobile education units effective in school health programs? Health Education l2(l):25-26, l98l.

MacPherson BV and Ashikaga T: An indirect measure of cigarette smoking behavior. Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section, American Statistical Association, Houston, TX, pp. 160-162, l980.

MacPherson BV, Ashikaga T, Dickstein MS and Jones RP: Evaluation of a respiratory health education program in rural Vermont elementary schools. Journal of School Health 50(l0):564-567, l980.

Mossman BT, Craighead JE and MacPherson BV: Asbestos induced epithelial changes in organ cultures of hamster trachea: Inhibition by the Vitamin A analog, Retinyl Methyl Ether. Science 207:3ll 3l3, l980.

Babbott FL, Gump DW, Sylwester DL, MacPherson BV and Holly RC: Respiratory symptoms and lung function in a sample of Vermont dairymen and industrial workers. American Journal of Public Health 70(3):24l 245, l980.

MacPherson BV and Ashikaga T: A performance evaluation of the ad hoc condensed nearest neighbor rule. Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section, American Statistical Association, San Diego, CA, pp. 182 186, l978.

Ashikaga T and MacPherson BV: Heavy tailed distributions and the student T statistic. Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section, American Statistical Association, San Diego, CA, pp. 122 129, l978.

Mossman BT, Heintz N, MacPherson BV and Craighead JE: Squamous metaplasia of the tracheal epithelium in organ culture. II. Nutritional influences. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine l57:500 505, l978.

Gittelsohn A, et al, MacPherson BV: Vermont Mortality l968 l972. Cooperative Health Information Center of Vermont, Inc., South Burlington, VT 0540l. August l974.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Currently a member of American Statistical Association, and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Previously, a member of Royal Statistical Society of London, Mathematical Association of America, and Statistical Society of Canada.

Other Professional Experience: Teacher, Rutland (VT) Public Schools; Adjunct Lecturer in Mathematics, Trinity College, Burlington, VT, 1984; Biostatistician, Cooperative Health Information Center of Vermont, 1974.


Associate Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program Emeritus

“‘And gladly would he learn and gladly teach (Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales).’ The joy of classroom instruction in wildlife biology comes from passing along exciting ecological information, from getting students in the field for hands-on experience, from learning new material as an instructor in a dynamic field, and from injecting this material back into the classroom (and none of this would be true in another field).”

— David H. Hirth

Education: B.A., 1964, Bowdoin College; M.S., 1966, University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., 1973, University of Michigan.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, 1979-present. Chair, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program 1982-1993, 1995-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Behavioral ecology with primary interest in ungulates; impact of habitat management practices on wildlife populations; populations genetics; research experience with white-tailed deer, fallow deer, songbirds, coyotes, foxes and black bears.

Publication Highlights:
D. H. Hirth, and D. R. McCullough. 1977. Evolution of alarm signals in ungulates with special reference to white-tailed deer. American Naturalist 111:31-42.

D. H. Hirth 1977. Social behavior of white-tailed deer in relation to habitat. Wildlife Monographs 53:1-55.

Person, D. K., and D. H. Hirth. 1991. Home range and habitat use of coyotes in a farm region of Vermont. Journal of Wildlife Management 55:433-441.

Janecka, J. E., T. L. Blankenship, D. H. Hirth, M. E. Tewes, C. W. Kilpatrick, and L. I. Grassman. 2006. Kinship and social structure of bobcats (Lynx rufus) inferred from microsatellite and radio-telemetry data. Journal of Zoology 269:494-501.

D. H. Hirth 1997. Lek breeding in a Texas population of fallow deer (Dama dama). American Midland Naturalist. 138:276-289.

Janecka, J. E., T. L. Blankenship, D. H. Hirth, M. E. Tewes, C. W. Kilpatrick, and L. I Grassman, Jr. 2007. Evidence for male-biased dispersal in bobcats using relatedness analysis. Wildlife Biology 13:38-47.

Noa, L. A., D. H. Hirth, T. M. Donovan, and D. Cimprich. 2007. Demographic differences of black-capped vireos in two habitat types in central Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1042-1049.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: The Wildlife Society, American Society of Mammalogists, American Ornithologists Union, Animal Behavior Society.

Other Professional Experience: Assistant Professor, 1973-1979 and Associate Professor 1979, Wildlife Ecology Program, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida. Instructor, 1972-1973, Resource Ecology Program, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan. Teacher (10th-12th grades), 1966-1968, Biology and Chemistry, The Choate School, Wallingford Connecticut.

Awards and Honors: Howard M. Wight Memorial Prize in Wildlife Management, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1973. Marcia Caldwell Award, The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, 2004.

Community Service: Natural Resources and Conservation Committee, Town of Shelburne, VT: member, 1979-1985; chairman, 1980-1985. Cliff Island Association for Athletics and Conservation Education: vice president, board of trustees, 1979-1990; member, board of trustees, 1991-2001 (Responsible for a community environmental education program for Cliff Island, ME). Conservation Commission, Town of Hinesburg, VT, 1992-present. National Audubon Society, Christmas Bird Counts: Burlington, Hinesburg. Shelburne Harvest Festival, volunteer, 1983-present. Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission from Hinesburg: Alternate Commissioner from Hinesburg, 2004-present; member, Natural Resources Committee, 2006-present; member, Brownfields Advisory Committee, 2007-present.


Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus

“John has been a true role model for many of us who work in the field of psychiatric epidemiology. He is a brilliant scientist who is able to provide toughminded and sensible solutions for complex problems. John’s work has contributed to how substance abuse diagnoses are made, how substance abuse problems are treated, and helped guide the future of alcoholism research. He has done all this while being an incredibly decent and likeable man.”

— James J. Hudziak, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Pediatrics

Education: M.D., 1967, University of Utah School of Medicine.

UVM Career: Professor, 1989-present. Chair, Department of Psychiatry, 1989-1995. Director, Health Behavior Research Center, 1999-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Substance abuse disorders, electroconvulsive therapy, research in primary care settings, use of automated and web-based tools for care delivery, dimensional diagnostic classification, psychiatric taxonomy and DSM-V, cross-national psychiatric epidemiology.

Publication Highlights: Recent publications selected from 134 include:
Hughes JR, Helzer JE, Lindberg SA: Prevalence of DSM-ICD-Defined Nicotine Dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 85, 91-102, 2006

Guth S, Lindberg SA, Badger GJ, Thomas CS, Rose GL, Helzer JE: Brief Intervention in Alcohol Dependent versus Nondependent Individuals.Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69(2): 243-250, 2008.

Helzer JE, Rose GL, Badger GJ, Searles JS,Thomas CS, Lindberg S, Guth S: Using Interactive Voice Response to Enhance Brief Alcohol Intervention in Primary Care Patients. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69 (2): 251-258, 2008.

Naylor MR, Keefe FJ, Brigidi B, Naud S, Helzer JE: Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response for chronic pain reduction and relapse prevention. Pain, 134: 335-345, 2008. See also related editorial: Morley S. Relapse prevention: Still neglected after all these years.Pain, 134:239-240, 2008.

Helzer JE, Kraemer HC, Krueger RF, Wittchen H-U, Sirovatka PJ, Regier DA (eds.) Dimensional Approaches in Diagnostic Classification: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V. American Psychiatric Press, Inc. Washington D.C., 2008.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Member, Veterans Administration Research Merit Review Board for Behavioral Sciences, 1981-1984. Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, committee member, Study on Prevention and Treatment of Alcohol–Related Problems: An Update on Research Opportunities, 1987-1988. Member, Clinical and Treatment Subcommittee/Alcohol Psychosocial Research Review Committee (ALCP-1/AA3) NIAAA/NIH, 1992-1997. Committee Chair, 1996-1997, and member, 1999-2004, Social Sciences, Nursing Epidemiology and Methods Research Review Committee (SNEM2) CSR/NIH. Ad Hoc reviewer for various CSR Committees, 2004-Present.

Associate Editor, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (JSAD) and Editorial Boards: Comprehensive Psychiatry, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Clinical & Experimental Research, 1995-present.

Other Professional Experience: Psychiatrist, U.S. Army General Hospital, Ft. Gordon, GA, 1972-1974; Instructor in Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 1974-1976; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 1976-1980; Director, Psychiatric Residency Training, Washington University School of Medicine, 1979-1985; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 1980-1983; Director, Barnes Hospital Psychiatric Inpatient Service, St. Louis, MO, 1981-1989; Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 1983-1989.

Awards and Honors: Member, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Risk and Protective Factors in Mental Disorders, 1983-88; jubilee lecturer and visiting professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Birmingham, England, 1985; John Lyons Memorial Lecturer, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1988; visiting professor, The University of Connecticut Health Center, 1989; Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, Vermont Alliance for Mentally Ill, 1993; listed in Best Doctors in America, 1996-present; Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Assn., 1996-present; president and Hamilton Awardee, American Psychopathological Assn. (APPA), 1999-2000; keynote speaker, Australia/New Zealand Royal College of Psychiatry, 2001; visiting professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003; Eli Robins Memorial Lecture, Washington University, 2004; listed in ISI Highly Cited Researchers, 2003-present; visiting professor and Centennial Lecturer, University of Michigan, 2003; named University Scholar, University of Vermont, 2006-2007; Zubin Awardee, American Psychopathological Assn., 2007.

Community Service: Member, Regional Board of the VSO; chair, Development Committee of the Regional VSO Board; performed with various local choral groups including the VSO Chorus, Choral Union, and the Burlington Choral Society; solo performer with the VSO as host of the 2008 Christmas Pops concert in Rutland, Burlington, and Barrie, VT.


Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus

“Growing up as a child of non-English speaking immigrants in a small town in middle America, my major role models in learning to survive in this new environment were my teachers, whom I can name even to this day, over 70 years later. I could not have adopted another profession. To have my lifelong vocation rewarded by seeing the “aha” moments when a student grasps a concept, by knowing that I could influence future physicians by infusing my personal passion for medicine to them, and even more, at the end of the day know that someone’s life was made more comfortable when I could ease their pain and suffering—that is as close to Nirvana as one can get.”

— Richard Hong, M.D.

Education: B.S., 1949, University of Illinois; M.D., 1953, University of Illinois College of Medicine.

UVM Career: Professor, 1992-1995; Clinical Professor, 1995-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Etiology and treatment of immunodeficiency disorder; use of thymus and bone marrow transplants for correction of immunodeficiency.

Publication Highlights:
Gatti RA, Meuwissen JH, Allen HD, Hong R, and Good RA: Immunological reconstitution of sex linked lymphopenic immunological deficiency. Lancet ii:1366 1369, 1968. (1st successful bone marrow transplant in man.)

Hong R, Santosham M, Schulte Wissermann H, Horowitz S, Hsu SH, and Winkelstein JA: Reconstitution of B and T lymphocyte function in severe combined immunodeficiency disease following transplantation with thymic epithelium. Lancet ii:1270 1272, 1976. (1st successful thymus transplant in man.)

Hong R and Moore AL: Organ culture for thymus transplantation. Transplantation 61:444-448, 1996. (description of definitive method for organ culture technique)

Hong R, Shen V, Rooney C, Hughes DPM, Smith C, Comoli P, Zhang L: Correction of DiGeorge anomaly with EBV-induced lymphoma by transplantation of organ cultured thymus and Epstein-Barr specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Clin Immunol 98:54-61, 2001. (Only recorded instance of reversal of lymphoma by thymus transplant as well as only recorded successful thymus transplant in adult.)

Memberships: American Association of Immunologists, Clinical Immunological Society, Society for Pediatric Research, American Pediatric Society, American Society for Clinical Investigation, International Bone Marrow Registry, NIH Transplantation Biology and Immunology Committee, American Cancer Society Study Section, Biological Response Modifiers Committee, Food and Drug Administration, Steering Committee, USID Net.

Other Professional Experience: Assistant Professor to Professor, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 1964-1969; Professor, University of Wisconsin Medicine School 1969-1992 (Director of Clinical Immunology Division and Clinical Laboratory Immunological Section).

Awards and Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, 1949; Phi Kappa Phi, 1949; USPHS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1960-1962; USPHS Career Development Award, 1963-1969; Alpha Omega Alpha, Faculty Member, 1976; Sulzberger Award, American Society for Allergy and Investigative Dermatology, 1982; Outstanding Alumnus, University of Illinois, 1982; Achievement Award, Immune Deficiency Foundation, 1995.

Community Service: Tennis Coach, Kids on the Ball Program (King Street program). Teacher of computer skill programs for South Burlington Senior Center. Computer consultant for Charlotte Senior Center. Teacher, advanced Photoshop techniques, CVU Access Classes. Driver, Meals on Wheels.


Research Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Emeritus

“I have a deep and abiding interest in the nature of things. I most enjoy exploring diverse scientific interests through multi-disciplinary collaborations at UVM and throughout the world. I’ve found it is Important and rewarding to reach outside my own field to draw from other disciplines inspiration and ideas. I consider support and help from family, friends and colleagues to be crucial elements in developing a successful career.”

— David W. Maughan

Education: B.S., 1964, Washington State University; Ph.D., 1971, University of Washington; postgraduate, 1971-1974, University of Bern, Switzerland.

UVM Career: Research Assistant Professor, 1977-1984; Research Associate Professor, 1984-1990; Research Professor, 1990-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: Cellular and molecular physiology of striated muscle; functional genomics and proteomics.

Publication Highlights: Has published in a variety of research areas in the field of muscle biophysics, using many different tools, including voltage clamp of excitable membranes (Ph.D. dissertation work) and length perturbation analysis and molecular modeling of myofibrillar performance (most recent work). With other colleagues and members of the Maughan laboratory, has pioneered or advanced new technologies, developed new experimental methodologies, and created new concepts in muscle biophysics. An example of published work from each area is listed below:

Excitable membranes: Maughan DW (1976) Potassium movement during hyperpolarization of cardiac muscle. J. Mem. Biol. 28, 241-262.

Myofibrillar structure and function (transgenic flies): Miller MS, Lekkas P, Braddock JM, Farman GP, Ballif BA, Irving TC, Maughan DW, Vigoreaux JO (2008) Aging enhances indirect flight muscle fiber performance yet decreases flight ability in Drosophila. Biophys J 95, 2391-2401.

Myofibril structure and function (vertebrate striated muscle, transgenic mouse models of human diseases): Nyland, L. R., Palmer, B. P., Chen, Z., Maughan, D. W., Seidman, C. E., Seidman, J. G., Kreplak, L., and Vigoreaux, J. O. (2009) Cardiac myosin binding protein-C is essential for thick filament stability and flexural rigidity. Biophys. J., in press.

Pioneered use of osmotic stress technique to interrogate muscle structure and function: Maughan DW, Godt RE (1980) A quantitative analysis of elastic, entropic, electrostatic and osmotic forces within relaxed skinned muscle fibers. Biophys. Struct. Mech. 7, 17-40.

Pioneered use of x-ray spectroscopy and other methods to analyze muscle cytosol: Maughan DW, Godt RE (2001) Protein osmotic pressure and the state of water in frog myoplasm. Biophys. J. 80, 435-442.

Pioneered use of operating room biopsies to study fundamental mechanisms of muscle contraction in healthy and diseased myocardium: Fukagawa NK, Palmer BM, Barnes WD, Leavitt BJ, Ittleman FP, LeWinter MM, Maughan DW (2005) Acto-myosin crossbridge kinetics in humans with coronary artery disease: Influence of sex and diabetes mellitus. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 39(5), 743-753.

Influential Reviews: Maughan D (2005) Kinetics and energetics of the crossbridge cycle, in: Heart Failure Reviews, ed. M LeWinter, P VanBuren. Heart Failure Reviews 10, 175-185.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Established Investigator, American Heart Association, UVM, 1979-1984; co-chair, Contractility Subgroup of the Biophysical Society, 1989-1990; NIH Fogarty International Fellowship, York, England, Zurich, Switzerland, 1991-1992; chair, Organizing Committee, 5th International Conference on Muscle Energetics, Burlington VT, 2001; Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering, elected 2004.

Instructor; reviewer of journal articles; reviewer of research grants; served on university and departmental committees. Advisor to Ph.D., M.S. and Postdoctoral trainees.

Member, Biophysical Society, AAAS, American Heart Association, Society of General Physiologists, International Society for Heart Research.

Other Professional Experience: Washington State Heart Association Fellowship, Switzerland, 1971-1972; NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Switzerland, 1972-1974; Swiss national Fund Fellowship, Switzerland, 1973-1974. Visiting Scholar: Columbia University, 1980-1981; Thoku University, 1982-1983; University of Heidelberg, 1984; University of York, 1991; Swiss Institute of Technology, 1992. Co-Founder and President, MyoSite Diagnostics, Inc., 1999-present. External reviewer, graduate research program, Department of Physiology, University of Kuwait, 2001.

Awards and Honors: Established Investigator of the American Heart Association, 1979-1984; Fogarty International Fellowship, NIH: U. York, Swiss Institute of Technology, 1991-1992; Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering, inducted September 2004.

U.S. Patent No. 7,172,739. PROTEIN FRACTIONATION, 2/6/07, U. Vermont 4195-106.

Community Service: Chair, Vermont Branch of the Sierra Club.


Research Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology Emerita

Education: B.A., 1967, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.Ed., 1977; Ph.D., 1980, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Research Assistant Professor, 1981-1987; Research Associate Professor, 1987-2005, Research Professor, 2005-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Empirically based assessment of child and adolescent psychopathology; child and adolescent clinical interviews; learning disabilities; school psychology; school-based prevention programs for children at risk for behavioral/emotional problems.

Publication Highlights: In addition to books and manuals listed below, has also published numerous journal articles and book chapters.
McConaughy, S.H. & Achenbach, T.M. (2009). Manual for the ASEBA Direct Observation Form. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families.

McConaughy, S.H., Kay, P., Welkowitz, J., Hewitt, K., & Fitzgerald, M. (2008). Collaborating with parents for early school success: The Achieving-Behaving-Caring Program. New York: Guilford Press.

McConaughy, S.H. (2005). Clinical interviews for children and adolescents: Assessment to intervention. New York: Guilford Press.

McConaughy, S.H. & Achenbach, T.M. (2004). Manual for the Test Observation Form for Ages 2 to 18. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families.

McConaughy, S.H. & Achenbach, T.M. (1994; 2nd edition, 2001). Manual for the Semistructured Clinical Interview for Children and Adolescents. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families.

Achenbach, T.M. & McConaughy, S.H. (1987, 2nd edition, 1997) Empirically Based Assessment of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: Practical Applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Board of Directors, Research Center for Children, Youth, & Families, University of Vermont Department of Psychiatry, 2000-present; director, Continuing Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry, 1996-present; research grants from National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Mental Health, Spencer Foundation, W.T. Grant Foundation, and U.S. Department of Education; dissertation committees for students in UVM Department of Psychology and College of Education and Social services.

Other Professional Experience: Associate editor, School Psychology Review, 1993 1995, 2006-present; executive board, Vermont Association of School Psychologists, 1990 present; Joint Committee on Testing Practices, representative for the National Association of School Psychologists, 2000-2005; Vermont delegate, National Association of School Psychologists, 1987 1993; Vermont practicing psychologist-doctorate, 1980-present; nationally certified school psychologist, 1991-present; Vermont licensed school psychologist, 1982-present.

Awards and Honors: University of Vermont, University Scholar, 2007-2008; National Association of School Psychologists Government and Professional Relations Certificate of Appreciation, 1994, 2000;
University of Vermont Psychiatry Residents Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching, 1996.

Community Service: Board of directors, National Gardening Association, 1989-1996; board of directors, Howard Mental Health Center, 1982 1989; board of directors, Vermont Mozart Festival, 1981 1984.


Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Emeritus

“The practice of Medicine is becoming more and more difficult as government and insurance companies separate the physician from their patient. There is no more rewarding career however, and there is no more rewarding kind of practice than one that allows a physician to interact with and mentor students and residents.”

— Dennis William Vane, M.D., M.B.A.

Education: B.A., 1970, Cornell University; M.S., 1974; M.D., 1978, Universite Libre de Bruxelles; M.B.A., 1999, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, 1990-1996; Professor, 1996-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Pediatric injury; intestinal motility disorders in children.

Publication Highlights:
Vane, DW, Kiankhooy, Sartorelli, KH, Vane, JL Initial resection of potentially viable tissue is not optimal treatment for grades II-IV pancreatic injuries. World J Surg: Volume 33, Issue2 (2009), Page 220-227.

Adams, David; Abajian, John C.; Aladjem, Eva V.; Kreutz, Joe; Sartorelli, KH.; Vane, DW, Williams RK The safety and efficacy of spinal anesthesia for surgery in infants: The Vermont Infant Spinal Registry, Anest & Anal 2006 Jan;102(1):67-71

Vane, DW, Fernandez, N Role of Interval Appendectomy in the Management of Complicated Appendicitis in Children, World J Surg 2006 30:51-54

Paddock, HN, Tepas, JJ, Ramenofsky, ML, Vane, DW, DiScala, C Management of Blunt Pediatric Hepatic and Splenic Injury: Similar Process, Different Outcome Amer Surg 2004; 70:1068-1072

Pigula FA, Wald SL, Shackford SR, Vane DW: The effect of hypotension and hypoxia on children with severe head injuries. J Ped Surg 28:310-316, 1993

Editorial Board, Journal of Trauma; Editorial Board, Pediatrics; Associate Editor, Journal of Pediatric Surgery; Governor, The American College of Surgeons; Program Committee, American Pediatric Surgical Association; Program Committee, Western Trauma Association; Chair, Finance Committee, The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Course Director, Advanced Trauma Operative Management, American College of Surgeons; Board of Trustees (University Health Center), Fletcher Allen Health Care; Board of Trustees, Center for Donation and Transplantation; Board of Directors Vermont Managed Care; President, Vermont Chapter, American College of Surgeons. Member: American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons, American Association of the Surgery for Trauma, Western Trauma Association, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Awards and Honors:
Columbus Surgical Society Resident Research Award, 1985; Ellison Award, Outstanding Clinical and Academic Resident, Ohio State University, 1985; Jerome S. Abrams, M.D., Department of Surgery Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1992; John H. Davis, M.D., Department of Surgery Outstanding Service Award, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1997; Teacher of the Year, University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Department of Surgery, 2002; International Health Professional of the Year, 2004, 2005, 2006; Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.

Community Service: Medical Director Charlotte EMS.


Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences Emeritus

“My students are my future colleagues.”

— Louis M. Izzo

Education: B.A., 1968, University of Vermont; M.S., 1969, University of Miami.

UVM Career: Lecturer, 1969-1970; Instructor, 1970-1973; Assistant Professor, 1973-1977; Associate Professor, 1977-present. Director, Nuclear Medicine Technology Program, 1969-present. Chair, Department of Radiologic Technology, 1975-1993. Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, 1975-1976, 1978-1979. Director, Radiation Safety Office, 1982-2006. Interim Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, 1993-1996. Interim Chair, Biomedical Technologies Department, 2001-2002.

Key Scholarly Interests: Radiation safety techniques; innovative educational methodologies; computer applications in nuclear medicine.

Publication Highlights:
Co-author of chapter entitled, “Radiation Safety” in Nuclear Medicine Technology and Techniques; Mosby.
Radiation Safety at a Research-Oriented University; Bulletin of Radiation Protection.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American Registry of Radiologic Technology, American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Health Physics Society, Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Other Professional Experience:
Educational consultant to other Universities and Colleges with Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs: Ferris State University, George Washington University Medical Center, Harrisburg Community College, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Middlesex Community College, Quinnipiac College. Educational accreditation site visitor for the national Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Vermont Governor’s Commission on Low-Level Radioactive Waste (appointed by Governor Snelling and later Governor Kunin). Board of Directors of New England Low-Level Radioactive Waste Generators, Boston, MA. Radiation Officer, Civil Defense, City of Burlington, VT.

Awards and Honors: Service Award by the New England Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Technologist Section. Service Award for 10 years as Faculty Advisor to Catholic Student Association of the UVM SGA.

Community Service: Planning Commission, Town of Williston, VT; Tree Warden, Town of Williston, VT; Chair, Community Council, The Catholic Center at UVM.


Extension Associate Professor Emerita

“‘You can’t teach old dogs new tricks’ is true only because the focus is on teaching. ‘You can’t prevent old dogs from learning’ states the case more accurately. Look at the ways our culture helps us depend on grandchildren to program our newest gadgets instead of playing with them until we can do it ourselves. We learn to accept expanding waistlines, weakening muscles and giving up productivity at age 65. … Everyone is a life-long learner. We can’t prevent ourselves from learning from our communities and all learning isn’t equally good. Teaching is about creating and supporting communities in which individuals learn to contribute to making the world a better place for everyone.”

— Judy Branch

Education: B.S., 1965, North Texas University; M.S., 1972, University of Arizona; Ed.D., 2008, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Extension Assistant Professor, 1977-1992; Extension Associate Professor, 1992-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests:
Financial Security for All, Community of Practice and Youth Financial Literacy; eXtension Communities of Practice; Helping Children Cope with Separation and Divorce; Marriage and Couple Education Resource Development; Conflict Management; Cross-cultural Communication (Japan, Mexico, Belize, Bali); Adult Education Methodology; Experiential Learning Methods; Design Teams, National 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System (N4HCCS); Children, Youth and Families at Risk (national editorial board); Family Dynamics: Implications for Education.

Publication Highlights: Recent work includes:
Branch, Judy H. (2008) Cultivating eXtension Communities of Practice. Dissertation, University of Vermont

Cornell NEAFCS Regional Conference, presentation at Financial Security for All: An eXtension Community of Practice, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 15, 2008

National Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences Galaxy Conference, juried research session and poster in conference proceedings, Cultivating eXtension Communities of Practice, Indianapolis, IN, September 16, 2008

O'Neill, B., Schuchardt, J., Pankow, D. Porter, N., Seiling, S., Branch, J. & Miller, J. (2007) eXtension: A high tech resource for improving financial security, Journal of the National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 13-18

O'Neill, B., Schuchardt, J., Pankow, D., Porter, N., Seiling, S., Branch, J., & Miller, J. (2007). eXtension: A high tech resource for improving financial security. Consumer Interests Annual, 53, 218-231

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, member and service, including president, VT affiliate, 1994-1995 and 2000-2002. American Council on Consumer Interests. Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, member. Extension Faculty Organization, member and service including president, 2004-2006. National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences, member and service including president of VT affiliate, 1997-1999 and 2003-2004. National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. New England Extension Agents Association, member and activities. New England Extension Agents Association, member and service. Vermont Association of Extension Professionals, member and service, Rotary Club International, Newport, member and periodic speaker. Rural Sociological Society, member and activity. Vermont Extension Association.

Other Professional Experience: Visiting professor, North Texas State University, 1977; instructor and assistant professor, Plattsburgh State University, NY, 1974-1977; director, Bloomington Day Care Center, Bloomington, IL, 1972-1974; substitute teacher, Tucson District I, AZ, 1970-1972; HeadStart head teacher, Truax Center, Madison, WI, 1969-1970; Home Economics teacher, Stephen F. Austin High School, Austin, TX, 1966.

Awards and Honors: Radio, 2nd Place, Eastern Region of National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), 2008; Television, 2nd Place, Eastern Region of NEAFCS, 2008; Golden Key International Honor Society membership, 2008; Financial Security for All Leadership Team, Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Outstanding Consumer Education Award, 2007; Television, 2nd Place, National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), 1st Place Eastern Region NEAFCS, 2007; National 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System (CES) recognition for Bicycling for Fun curriculum approval and coordination of curriculum design teams, 2006; Radio, 2nd Place, National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), 1st Place Eastern Region NEAFCS, 2004; Television, 2nd Place, National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), 1st Place Eastern Region NEAFCS, 2003; Continuing Excellence Award, NEAFCS 1999; Vermont Home Economics Association Leader of the Year, American Home Economics Association (AHEA), 1995; Distinguished Service Award, National Extension Home Economics Association (NEHEA), 1989; Meritorious Service Award, Vermont Association of Extension Professionals, 1987.

Community Service: UVM and Extension committees; United Academic: AAUP and AFT joint affiliate at UVM; State Contact for USDA/CSREES; Exhibits/Fairs/Community Collaborations; Regional Program Volunteer, National Endowment for financial education, state liaison for the high school financial program; National Jumpstart Ccoalition, VT Affiliate; Vermont Reparative Board Volunteer, Burlington; Volunteer Mentor for an elementary school girl in the Linking Learning to Life program.


Extension Associate Professor Emerita

“I believe in the Land Grant College mission of putting knowledge to work. Institutions of higher learning should be responsive to the needs of all and take the lead in education and research that addresses the social and economic problems and needs of society on a national and international level.”

— M. Dale Steen

Education: B.S., 1965; M.A.T., 1990, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Caledonia County Extension Home Economist, 1984-1988; Extension Instructor, 1988-1991; Extension Assistant Professor, 1991-2003; Extension Associate Professor, 2003-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: Food safety education, food systems, family and consumer science, curriculum development, methods and media in Education.

Publication Highlights: Publications include:
Rebecca A. Lynch, M. Dale Steen, Todd J. Pritchard, Paul R. Buzzell, Stephen J. Pintauro (2008), Delivering Food Safety Education to Middle School Students Using a Web-Based, Interactive, Multimedia, Computer Program, Journal of Food Science Education, Volume 7 Issue 2, Page 35-42, March 2008

Pivarnik,L., Richard, N., Patnoad,M., Gable, R., Handley D., Hirsch,D., Steen, D., Violette, C., On-Site Interview of New England Gardeners to Assess Food Safety Knowledge and Practices Related to Growing and Handling of Home Grown Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Food Protection Trends, Vol. 28, No. 2, page 115-124, February, 2008

Hirsch, D. Patnoad, M., Steen, D., Looking for a SAFE Harbor: A volunteer foodservice worker training program, Proceedings of the Second NSF International conference on Food Safety, Preventing Foodborne Illness Through Science and Education, October, 2000, Savannah, Georgia, USA

D. Hirsch, D., Schneider K., Steen, D., Food, Flies and Fungus, a food safety curriculum for grades 6-8, University of Vermont Extension, 2000.

Patnoad, M., Parvarnek, L., Steen, D., Sweirk, M. Food Safety Education Community Service Learning, a curriculum for Secondary Schools, University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension, 1998

Schneider, K., Steen, D., Crop to Cupboard, Food Safety Fact Sheets, University of Vermont Extension, 1996

Juried presentations including most recently, Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) Education for Home Gardener using the Master Gardener Model, Galaxy, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.

Numerous programs produced for Across the Fence, UVM Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station, including “Dining with Diabetes, Northfield Senior Center,” March 2006; “Fighting Obesity with Project LEAF,” November 2004; “Project LEAF, What’s it all about?” June 2004; “Shop for Food Safety,” September 2003; “New England Good Agricultural Practices Food Safety Project,” April 2003; “September is Food Safety Month,” September 2002; “Growing Connections,” April, 2002; “Keep Holiday Foods Safe,” December 2001; “Summer Food Safety Tips,” June 2001; “Food Preservation”, August 2001.

Member, Society of Nutrition Education, 1992-2009; American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), 1965-2009 (president, AAFCS Vermont affiliate, 1998-1999, 2002-2003; president-elect, AAFCS Vermont affiliate, 1997-1998, 2001-2002); National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), 1984-2009 (president NEAFCS Vermont affilitate, 2002-2005); Vermont Food Safety Network, 1995-2002; Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, NY, 1970-2009; Partners of the Americas, 1995-1998.

Other Professional Experience: Consultant for Storey Publication, North Hampton, MA; Vermont Department of Health, 2001; University of Main Cooperative Extension; Partners of the Americas, 1994; Women’s Hall of Fame, 1967-1973.

Awards and Honors: Team Initiative Award, Vermont Association of Extension Professionals, 2003, 1997, 1995; Continued Excellence Award National Association of Family and Consumer Science, 2002; Friend of FCS Teachers Award, Vermont Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Science, 1998; National Communication Award Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science, 1996; Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Extension Home Economists, 1995; National Women’s Hall of Fame, recognized as one of the founders of the Hall of Fame, 1994.

Principal investigator or participant for numerous grants awarded on food safety and nutrition totaling over $2,714,000 between 1992 and 2008.

Community Service: member of numerous university and extension committees and task force groups. Local Community service includes Northeast Kingdom Community Advisory Board, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Collaboration for Health Communities, 2006-2009; diabetes Task Force, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury, 2003-2009; Corporator, Northeastern VT Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury, 1993-2009; Umbrella, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1997-2003; Steering Committee, 2003-2009); Area Agency on Aging, Nutrition Advisory Board, St. Johnsbury, 1998-2002.

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