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Mary Cormier, Ed.D., Assistant Professor

Office: Herman D. James Hall 2042

Phone Number: 856-256-4500 x3733

E-mail: cormier@rowan.edu

About Mary Cormier, Ed.D.

Dr. Mary Cormier is a three quarter time assistant professor at Rowan University.  Mary has been employed with the University since 2000, beginning as an adjunct instructor.  She has been involved in the NCATE reviews and is actively involved in the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Education. She is active with the Students' Council for Exceptional Children where she has co-advised the club in the past.  Currently she assists with the BUDS annual dance for students with Down syndrome.

Within the department Mary is the facilitator for the Positive Behavior Supports course. She worked with the CGCE staff to place this course and its graduate equal, Implementing Positive Behavior Supports on-line.  Mary teaches the MST course Effective Instruction in the Inclusive Setting and taken it through its transition from face to face format, to hybrid, and now exclusively on-line. Other courses that Mary teaches are Collaborating Instruction for the Inclusive Setting, clinical supervision and senior seminar.

Mary is an active member of the TOSD program committee, search committee, facilitator of the Positive Behavior course and facilitator of the Scholarship and Awards committee. She is always willing to assist with departmental issues.  She has been actively involved in the Partnership for School Success Program assisting outside school districts with specific areas of concern. The College of Education International Committee is another interest of Mary’s where she serves on the newly formed committee. 

Currently Mary is working with Dr. Joy Xin in conducting research on the comparison of face to face courses versus on-line instruction courses. She recently presented research on this topic at the Hawaii International Education Conference. Mary is also participating in the grant with Rutgers’s University studying “Teaching the World”.  She and grant committee members are integrating global issues into the current special education curriculum. They are piloting a survey within the department to poll students' involvement and level of awareness to internationalization issues. Other research interests include Positive Behavior Supports success and long-term effects of Infantile Spasms on learning.

Mary started her educational experience with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New York at Potsdam in anthropology.  She followed this with a Master of Arts degree in School Psychology from Glassboro State University, followed by an Ed. S in School Psychology from Rowan University.  Her doctoral studies were completed at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, where she received her Ed.D.  She continues to be a life-long learner keeping up with current research and attending professional conferences.