Need A Back to School Expert?

Released: 23-Jul-2010 1:00 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: University of Delaware
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Newswise — The following experts from the University of Delaware (UD) are available to offer comment on back to school issues:

TOPIC: Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Kids
TOPIC: Teen Sexual Activity
TOPIC: Youth Violence (Bullying, Dating Violence)

Roberta Gealt
Associate Scientist in UD’s Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies
Specializes in youth behavior, including drug and alcohol abuse, delinquency, teen dating violence and domestic violence.

TOPIC: “Common Core” Standards (New Standardized Testing Benchmarks)

Bonnie Albertson
Researcher in the Delaware Center for Teacher Education
Can discuss integrating common core standards

TOPIC: “Common Core” Standards (New Standardized Testing Benchmarks)

Christine Evans
Coordinator in the Delaware Center for Teacher Education
Can discuss integrating common core standards

TOPIC: Transitioning to College

Jonathan Lewis
Psychologist, UD’s Center for Counseling and Student Development
Conducts UD’s program presented to parents at new student orientations about easing transition.

TOPIC: Parenting

Pat Tanner Nelson
Professor of Food and Resource Economics
A certified family life educator, Nelson contributes to extension.org, a national web site, offering her expert advice for the site's Parenting section.

TOPIC: Teaching Kids to Read

Rachel Klein
Associate Professor of Education
Can discuss best practices in teaching reading to young children and children with reading difficulties.

TOPIC: Teaching Kids Math

Nancy Jordan
Professor of Education
Specializes in learning difficulties in mathematics and early predictors of success.

TOPIC: Teaching Kids to Write

Bonnie Albertson
Researcher in the Delaware Center for Teacher Education
Work focuses on literacy and writing instruction.

TOPIC: Teaching Kids Language
TOPIC: Preschool Education

Roberta Golinkoff
Professor of Education
Speaks all over the world on the topics of language development and the importance of play in a child’s development.

TOPIC: School Security

Aaron Kupchik
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Researches school disciplinary tactics, such as police in schools and zero tolerance policies. His new book, “Homeroom Security,” details why he believes schools punish kids too harshly.

TOPIC: Special Education

Gary Allison
Assistant Professor of Education
Works with families of students who have severe/profound/multiple disabilities and students with autism spectrum disorders.

TOPIC: Standardized Testing
TOPIC: Educational Policy

Robert Hampel
Professor of Education
Well versed in the history of American high schools and standardized testing.


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