Associate Professor of Psychology, Emerita

  •  Research Assistant Professor, 1977-1984
  • Assistant Professor, 1984-1990
  • Associate Professor, 1990-2007
  • Director, Residential Training Project Psychology Department, 1977-1984.
  • Advisor for 15 master, 12 doctoral theses, and committee member for 51 others
  • Over 30 invited presentations and colloquia to families and service providers throughout Vermont on disability issues and research.


Publication Highlights:

  • Two edited books, “Prevention of Delinquent Behavior” with J.D. Burchard, “Community Living for People with Developmental and Psychiatric Disabilities” with J. Jacobson and P. Carling.
  • Also, 27 book chapters and journal publications on inclusion and support of individuals with disabilities.

Awards and Recognition

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • U.S. Public Health Fellowship
  • Professional Award, American Association Mental Retardation, Div. X for teaching, training and research
  • Puppet’s Choice Award, Kids on the Block.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Vice President of Vermont Psychological Association.
  • Consultation and training at the Disabilities Service Commission and McCall’s Youth Services, Perth, Australia; and Rumbaugh Mental Health Clinic, NC
  • Field research for Alaska Youth Initiative
  • Psychological services at Behavior Therapy Clinic and Brandon Training School, Vermont.
  • Membership in professional psychology and disability organizations, both national and state.
  • National Representative of American Psychological Association, Div. 33

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Prevention and intervention for developmental and emotional challenges of children, youth and their families. Evaluation research.


  • B.S., 1958, Denison University
  • Ph.D., 1977, University of Vermont.