PAL Faculty News

Dr. Laurie Fox completed a book review on Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel.  It will appear in the spring issue of The Educational Therapist, 39(1).

Dr. Fox, in collaboration with Dr. Jen McNally (Science and Mathematics), completed a mixed methods research study to be published in a forthcoming issue of The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 29(1).  "The Professor-Student Learning Relationship in Higher Education: Wisdom from Students with Learning Disabilities" covers how students perceived positive professor-student learning relationships as helpful to their learning.  Results advance understanding that beyond grades K-12, the learning relationship continues to matter.

Dr. Lynn Abrahams, along with Dr. Pat Mytkowicz, former PAL Professor, published a chapter on "Multilingual College Students with Learning Disabilities/Differences" in the second edition of The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy (2018). This collaborative interdisciplinary textbook on learning and functioning with diversity is co-edited by former PAL professor Dr. Jane Adelizzi. 

Dr. Maria Bacigalupo represented Curry College's PAL Program on the Expert Executive Function Panel at the Higher Education Consultants Association Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA.  The session was titled "Defying Dysfunction in College & Preventing Failure to Launch!"  In Union service, Dr. Bacigalupo also serves the National American Association of University Professors as a District X Representative, was re-elected to the National Executive Committee, was appointed to both the Management Bargaining Team for Staff-Union negotiations and the Foundation Board, and will host the MA Chapter Annual Meeting at the Curry campus on November 4,, 2017.  

In collaboration with Admission, Professors Paula Cocce and Lori Lubeski facilitated a workshop titled "Navigating the College Search for Students with Learning Differences" for students, parents, and counselors at Curry College on October 3, 2017.

Professors Cocce and Lubeski are representing Curry College at a higher education summit hosted by College STAR, which aims to support transition, access, and retention in postsecondary institutions. This grant-funded initiative intends to help campuses become more welcoming places for students with learning differences. The summit provides opportunities for college student support programs to have open-ended dialogue, as well as articulate ideas and plans for more targeted collaboration, research, and networking. The conference was held in the North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill, NC on October 25-27, 2017.

Dr. Laurie Fox was a 2017 recipient of the Curry College "Excellence in Teaching Award for Collaboration."  Her newest book review appears in the fall issue of The Educational Therapist, 38(2).  It is on The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere (2016) by Kevin Carey, a higher education policy analyst.

Professor George Herman has an exhibit at the Concord, Massachusetts Center for the Visual Arts from October 17 through November 19, 2017. Every Day and In Between features his paintings in mixed medium.

Dr. Laura Hubbard presented a qualitative research project titled "Adult College Students with LD/ADHD: Giftedness, Creativity and Deep Engagement in Learning" at the Learning Disabilities Association of America's 54th International Conference in Baltimore, MD. Her research delves into profound learning strengths and assets that may accompany learning differently.

Professor Lori Lubeski recently published her newest book of poetry titled pilgrimage foliage, which portrays heritage and ancestry as transcending through life and longing. The collection features cover art by Professor George Herman.

Dr. Jeanne Vandenberg successfully defended her dissertation on differences in ego identity status between female college students with and without a diagnosis of ADHD. Her Ph.D. is in Human Services with a concentration in Clinical Social Work and is from Walden University.

Curry Named in Top 10 Best Colleges List for Students with Learning Disabilities

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