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Profile: Richard De Lisi

University Professor
Faculty

I have been a faculty member in the Rutgers Graduate School of Education since 1976. I am a developmental psychologist by training with special expertise in cognitive and sex-role development from early childhood to early adulthood. My experiences in various leadership positions, especially serving as dean of the Graduate School of Education from 2003-2014, have sparked an interest in leadership, excellence, and accountability for student learning and development in PK-12 and in higher education. 

Professional Affiliations:

American Psychological Association
American Educational Research Association
Jean Piaget Society
Society for Research in Child Development

Education

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, The Catholic University of America

M.A., Psychology, The Catholic University of America

B.A. Mathematics, Psychology, The State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Work With Students

My research interests include cognitive development and sex-role development from early childhood to early adulthood. I am re-directing my scholarly and research interests to focus on college student development during a 2014-15 research leave. 

Recent & Selected Publications

Books

      McGillicuddy-De Lisi, A. V., & De Lisi, R. (Eds.). (2002). Biology, society, and behavior: The Development of Sex Differences in Cognition. Westport, CT: Ablex.

      Smith, J. K., Smith, L., & De Lisi, R. (2001). Natural classroom assessment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

      Neimark, E. D., De Lisi, R., & Newman, J. (Eds.) (1985).  Moderators of competence. Hillsdale, N.J.:  Erlbaum.

Chapters 

      Ryan, S., De Lisi, R., & Heuschkel, K. (2012).Redesigning an EdD Program. Reality and necessity engender new possibilities. In M. M. Latta & S. Wunder (Eds.), Placing Practititoner Knowledge at the Center of Teacher Education. Rethinking Policies and Practices of the Education Doctorate. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

      De Lisi, R. (2006). A developmental perspective on virtual scaffolding for learning in home and school contexts.In A. M. O’Donnell, C. E. Hmelo-Silver, & G. Erkens (Eds.), Collaborative Learning, Reasoning, and Technology. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 15-35.

      De Lisi, R. (2003). Educational resilience in life’s second decade: The centrality of student engagement. In C. S. Clauss-Ehlers, & M.D. Weist (Eds.), Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children. NY: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 267-281.

      De Lisi, R., & McGillicuddy-De Lisi, A. V. (2002). Sex differences in mathematical abilities and achievement. In A. V. McGillicuddy-De Lisi & R. De Lisi (Eds.), Biology, society, and behavior: The Development of Sex Differences in Cognition. Westport, CT: Ablex, 155-181.

Journal Articles - Refereed

De Lisi, R. (in press). Piaget's Sympathetic But Unromatic Account of Children's Play. To appear in Handbook of the Study of  Play.

De Lisi, R. (2013). Reflection, reconstruction, and transformation of the EdD: A dean’s perspective. Planning and changing, 44, 127-139.

      McGillicuddy-DeLisi, A.V., DeLisi, R. & Van Giulick, K.  (2008). The effect of grade, context and family type on male and female adolescents’ distributive justice reasoning.  Journal of Adolescence,31, 107-124.

      McGillicuddy-DeLisi, A.V. & DeLisi, R. (2007). Perceptions of family relatives when mothers and fathers are depicted with different parenting styles. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 168, 425-442.

      De Lisi, R. (2002). Suggestions for educational practice, policy, and research to help manage the impending debate about sex differences in achievement test scores. Issues in Education. Contributions from Educational Psychology, 8, 31-38.

      De Lisi, R. (2002). From marbles to instant messenger: The implications of Piaget’s ideas about peer cooperation for educational practice. Theory Into Practice, 41, 5-12.

      De Lisi, R. & Wolford, J. L. (2002). Improving children’s mental rotation accuracy with computer game playing. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 163, 272-282.

Book Reviews

      De Lisi, R. (October 4, 2010). Team Piaget. [Review of The Cambridge Companion to Piaget.] Teachers College Record, http://www.tcrecord.orgID Number:16186, Date Accessed: 11/2/2010 12:57:34 PM.

 

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