Focusing Teacher Preparation on At-Risk and Hard-to-Staff Schools
Mary M. Brabeck, Ph.D.
Dr. Mary M. Brabeck joined New York University's Steinhardt School of Education as dean in October 2003. The Steinhardt School houses approximately 6,000 students and 220 full-time faculty in education, psychology, the health sciences, music, art, and communication.
A leader in the field of applied psychology, Dr. Brabeck was the dean of Boston College's Lynch School of Education from 1996 to 2003 and a professor of counseling and developmental psychology at Boston College from 1980 to 2003. Dr. Brabeck is chair and fellow of American Psychology Association (APA) (Divisions 7, 17, 35, and 52). She has published more than 90 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Brabeck's research interests include intellectual and ethical development, values and conceptions of the moral self, human rights education, professional and feminist ethics, and interprofessional collaboration. Her most recent edited books are Practicing Feminist Ethics in Psychology (1999, Washington D.C.: APA) and "Meeting at the Hyphen: Schools-Universities-Communities-Professions in Collaboration for Student Achievement and Well Being." 102nd Yearbook of the National Society for Study in Education, Part II (2003, Chicago: University of Chicago Press).
Dr. Brabeck serves as a member of the APA's Board of Educational Affairs, standing hearing panel of the Ethics Committee, and chair of the BEA Task Force on Applications of Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning. She is a member of the Carnegie Corporation's Teachers for a New Era Research Coordinating Council, the Board of Directors of the National Church Leadership Roundtable, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Society for the Study of Education.
Dr. Brabeck served as chair of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education 2004–05 and as a member of the Holmes Partnership Board of Directors. She has received numerous awards, including an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota, a Leadership Award from the APA Committee on Women in Psychology, and the Kuhmerker Award from the Association for Moral Education.