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  • The University of Chicago, Ph.D. in Education (1974)
  • The Institute for Psychoanalysis; Chicago, Illinois; Doctor of Psychotherapy Degree (1995)
  • Supervised internships at Northwestern University Student Mental Health Center, the Counseling Center at Northeastern Illinois University, the Counseling and Testing Center at Roosevelt University
  • Course work included: Developmental and Cognitive Psychology, Human Development, Treatment Planning and Technique, Diagnosis and Treatment, Assessment, Physiology of Health and Disease, Brief and Long-Term Treatment, Analytic Theory, Supervision, and Social Systems Theory.
  • Oberlin College; Oberlin, Ohio; Master of Arts in Teaching (1962)
  • Oberlin College, B.A. (1961), Cum Laude

Professional Experience

  • Psychotherapist (1984-present)
  • Educational and Research Consultant, Current and Previous Clients:
    • Loyola University Chicago
    • Northeastern Illinois University
    • Illinois State University
    • Columbia College (the Center for Community Arts Partnerships)
    • National-Louis University
    • DePaul University
    • the National Museum of Mexican Art
    • Youth Connection Charter Schools
    • the Adler School of Professional Psychology
    • the Chicago Public Schools District 299
    • Addison School District 4
    • Villa Park School District 45, and
    • DuPage High School District 88.
  • Professor Emeritus, Northeastern Illinois University (May 2001-present)
  • Professor of Educational Leadership and Development at Northeastern Illinois University (1969-2001) -taught courses in the following areas: human development, current issues in education, the philosophy and history of education, sociology of education, and international education.
  • Associate Dean; College of Education, Northeastern Illinois University (1989- 2001)
  • Director of the Chicago Teachers' Center, Northeastern Illinois University (1978- 2001)

Select Grant Awards, Publications, and Papers

  • Author or co-author of over 50 successfully funded grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois State Board of Higher Education (1978-2001) amounting to over $100 million, including: the Illinois Professional Learners Partnership, Talent Search, Upward Bound, the University Scholars Program, Learning History Through Architecture, Workplace Education, and Building Parent Learning Communities
  • Co-authored with M. Weiss. Understanding the Experience of Student Teaching: A Fresh Perspective from Self-Psychology, presented at the March 1989 meeting in San Francisco of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Co-authored with M. Weiss. A Self-Psychological Approach to Supervision, presented at the August 1989 meeting in Chicago of the International Educational Therapy Conference
  • Co-authored with N. Green. "The Role of Universities and In-Service Education," Urban Education, Winter 1983.
  • "Secondary Schools and Ethnicity in Kenya," Comparative Education Review 16 (August, 1971).

Community Service

  • Welles Park Parents Association, Liberty League (1999-2000)
  • Volunteer Psychotherapist, Horizons (1987-1997)
  • Group Therapist for HIV+ Individuals, Howard Brown Clinic (1988-1990)
  • High School Teacher; Kenya , East Africa; the Agency for International for International Development, the U.S. State Department, 1963-66

Awards and Recognition

  • Professor Emeritus award, Northeastern Illinois University, 2001
  • Recognized by the Illinois Professional Learners' Partnership for Outstanding Leadership, 2001
  • Recognized for 22 years as founder of the Chicago Teachers' Center, the College of Education, Northeastern, Illinois University, 1999
  • Distinguished Service Award, the College of Education, Northeastern Illinois University, 1997
  • Presidential Merit Award for Outstanding Service, Northeastern Illinois University, 1980
  • Ford Foundation Fellow in International Development, 1966-69
  • Carnegie Foundation Fellow in the Afro-Anglo-American Program, 1962-63
  • Rockefeller Fellow in Teaching, 1961-62
  • Highest academic rank in the Masters of Arts and Teaching Program, Oberlin College, 1962
  • Graduated Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio, Cum Laude, 1961


  • Certified as a psychotherapist by the Institute for Psychoanalysis (Chicago, Illinois) through a State of Illinois approved doctoral program in psychotherapy
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