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Dr. Jamie Whitman-Smithe

Professor of Education


Why I Teach:

“I have chosen to live the teaching life and to reside at Wesley College because it is through teaching in Wesley’s Education Department that I am afforded the opportunity to use my imagination and creativity in the classroom day after day after day.”






Contact Information

Budd 204
(302) 736-2440
jamie.whitman-smithe(at)wesley.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.S., University of Connecticut

Professional Activities

Areas of research:

  • During my ten years at Wesley College my research efforts, (which consist of aligning the constructivist philosophy of education with the requirements of each course that I teach) continue to be focused on my students and their learning in the classroom environment that I provide for them. From these efforts three publications have evolved.

Publications:

  • “The Race to Get My Child Ahead of Yours:  The New Child Abuse.” The Image of Violence in Literature, Media, and Society:  Selected Papers (SISSI) August, 2007
  • (former last name Schmitz) Yakimowski, M.E. & Schmitz, J.D. (1986).  “Assessing the impact and effectiveness of critical variables that affect the placement of emotionally maladjusted students.” CFDA#84.149. MINI REPORT #4: Information presented at PPT meetings.  Connecticut State Department of Education.
  • Yakimowski, M.E., Douville, D., & Schmitz, J.D. (1986).   “Assessing the impact and effectiveness of critical variables that affect the placement of emotionally maladjusted students.” 
  • CFDA#84.149. MINI REPORT #5:   Strengths and weaknesses in local school districts ED programs. Connecticut State Department of Education.”
  • Whitman-Smithe, J.D. (2011) Story in the classroom.  In J. Cole Editor, Preparing change agents  for The classroom:  From paradigm to practice.  Lanham, MD:  R & L Education.
  • Whitman-Smithe, J.D. (2011).  Students won’t read textbooks?  Try 3-Point Book Club.  In J. Cole Editor, Teaching the way students learn:  Practical applications for today’s classroom. Lanham, MD:  R & L Education.
  • Whitman-Smithe, J.D. (2012). Turning point:  Lost and found. In J. Cole Editor, Preparing Change agents for the classroom:  From paradigm to practice.  Lanham, MD:  R & L Education.

Courses Taught

ED 101 Diverse School
ED 102 First Year Seminar
ED 105 Children’s Growth, Development, and Learning
ED 290 Exceptional Child