Darcia Narváez, Ph.D., Executive Director, studies and has published over 80 books, chapters and articles on moral development and character education. Previously she was a classroom teacher of music K-12 and a middle school Spanish teacher. She is past Director of the University of Minnesota Center for the Study of Ethical Development. She was Design and Research Director for the Minnesota Community Voices and Character Education Project from 1998-2002 and spoke about the project at the 2002 White House Conference on Character and Community.
Personal Web page: http://www.nd.edu/~dnarvaez/
Clark Power, Ed.D., Associate Director, has teaching experience in both middle and high schools; he also consulted for two years in a character education program focused on discipline for at-risk high school students. He has authored five books and over seventy articles on moral education and development with a focus on school discipline, moral atmosphere, and democratic citizenship. He is past president of the Association for Moral Education and a recipient of the Association’s Kuhmerker Award for his contributions to the field of moral education.
AnnMarie R. Power, Ph.D., Schools Programming Coordinator, studies how school organization can promote educational attainment, social responsibility, and character development especially in urban settings. She has served in the public schools as a teacher of hearing/language impaired children, a speech/language consultant to middle and high school teachers of the deaf, and a speech/language pathologist to regular and special education students. She has served as a Parent Advisor for the Indiana School for the Deaf’s Home Intervention Program.
Jay Brandenberger, Ph.D., Community Learning Coordinator, oversees and investigates community-based learning and service-learning initiatives. His research focuses on moral and civic development, social cognition, youth poverty, resiliency, conflict resolution, and related developmental concerns.
Personal Web page: http://www.nd.edu/~jbranden/
Daniel Lapsley, Ph.D., Research Director, studies adolescent development and within moral psychology advocates a broader consideration of psychological theory, constructs and methods in order to develop powerful models of moral personality, selfhood and identity. Along with Dr. Darcia Narvaez he has proposed a social cognitive theory of moral personality. He is the author or editor of 6 books, including Moral Psychology (1996, Westview), Moral Development, Self and Identity (with Darcia Narvaez, 2004, Erlbaum), Character Psychology and Character Education (with Clark Power, 2005, Notre Dame Press), Personality, Identity and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology (with Darcia Narvaez, 2009, Cambridge University Press).
Brooke Crawford, Coordinator of Sports Programming, a former Division I student-athlete at the University of North Carolina and collegiate lacrosse coach at the University of Notre Dame, applies her first-hand knowledge of sport to the Play Like A Champion Today Educational Series (PLC). In addition to being a three-time All-American and member of the US Lacrosse Squad, Brooke has recently completed her graduate degree in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Brooke’s research interests include group dynamics, moral development, and collective norms within the context of sport.
Schools Unit Fellows
Tonia Bock: TSBOCK@stthomas.edu
Jim Lies: email@example.com
Media Unit Fellows