DISTINGUISHED LEADER IN EDUCATION 2013
Dr. Mary M. Brabeck,
Dean, NYU Steinhardt School
Mary M. Brabeck, Ph.D., is the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Professor of Applied Psychology. A leader in the field of applied psychology, Dr. Brabeck’s awards and recognitions include a Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Joseph’s University, Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota, Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota School of Education and Human Development, APA Distinguished Leader of Women in Psychology Award, APA Corann Okorodudu Distinguished International Women’s Advocacy Award, the Kuhmerker Award from the Association for Moral Education and Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Cloud University.
Dr. Brabeck is serving on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation’s Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting, and she is chair of its Quality and Selectivity Working Group. She has served on boards and councils for organizations that include the National Society for the Study of Education, the Holmes Partnership and the Carnegie Corporation’s Teachers for a New Era Research Review Committee. From 2004-2005, she was chair of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and from 2005-2007 was an elected member of the Board of Directors of the APA Education Directorate. From 2008-2011, she was an elected member of the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP). Dr. Brabeck is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a fellow of APA, Divisions 7 (Developmental), 17 (Counseling Psychology), 35 (Psychology of Women) and 52 (International Psychology).
Dr. Brabeck’s research interests include intellectual and ethical development, evidence based teacher education, values and conceptions of the moral self, professional and feminist ethics, and interprofessional collaboration through schools. She has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, and her most recent edited works are “Practicing Feminist Ethics in Psychology” (APA Press) and “Meeting at the Hyphen: Schools-Universities-Professions in Collaboration for Student Achievement and Well Being”, 102nd Yearbook of the National Society for Study in Education (University of Chicago Press). #