Dr. Jamie Whitman-Smithe
Professor of Education
“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.”
Why I Teach:
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.S., University of Connecticut
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.
- “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.
ED 101 Diverse School
ED 102 First Year Seminar
ED 105 Children’s Growth, Development, and Learning
ED 290 Exceptional Child