Mary E. Walsh
daniel e. kearns professor in urban education and innovative leadership counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department director, boston college center for optimized student support
Ph.D., M.A., Clark University
B.A., Catholic University of America
Social-emotional, health, and other out-of-school factors that impact learning and thriving in chlidren living in poverty; implementation and evaluation of systemic interventions that enhance students’ academic, social-emotional, and healthy development; psychosocial development of homeless children and families.
SELECTED HONORS/PUBLICATIONS/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Honorary Doctor of Science, Clark University, 2005
Phi Beta Kappa
Walsh, M. E., & Murphy, J. (2003). Children, health, and learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Brabeck, M. M., & Walsh, M. E. (2003). Meeting at the hyphen: Schools, universities-communities-professions in collaboration for student achievement and well being. 102nd Yearbook, Part 2. Chicago: National Society for the Study of `Education.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Walsh, M.E., Madaus, G.F., Raczek, A.E., Dearing, E., Foley, C., An, C., Lee-St. John, T., & Beaton, A. (2013). A new model for student support in high-poverty urban elementary schools: Effects on elementary and middle school academic outcomes. Manuscript submitte for publication.
Walsh, M.E., & Backe, S. (in press). School-university partnerships: Reflections and opportunities. Peobody Journal of Education.
Walsh, M.E., & Backe, S. (in press). comunity behavioral health and social service agencies. Encyclopedia of School Health.
Walsh, M.E. & Backe, S. (in press). Referrals to community agencies. Encyclopedia of School Health.
Miller, E., Seiders, K., Kenny, M., & Walsh, M.E. (2011). Children's use of on-package nutritional claim information. Journal of Consumer Behaviour. 10(3), 122-132.
Howard, K., & Walsh, M.E. (2011). Children's conceptions of career choice and attainment: Model development. Journal of Career Development. 38(3), 256-271.
Howard, K., & Walsh, M.E. (2010). Conceptions of career choice and attainment: Developmental levels in how children think about careers. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 76(2), 143-152.
Walsh, M.E., & Wieneke, K.M. (2009). Evaluation of comprehensive prevention-intervention partnership programmes for school children. In R. Deslandes (Ed.), International perspectives on contexts, communities, and evaluative innovative practices: Family-school-community partnerships (pp. 189-203). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.
Presentations to Scholarly and Professional Groups
Walsh, M.E., Dearing, E., Lee-St. John, T., Raczek, A.E., An, C., Madaus, G., & Foley, C. (2013, April). Long-term effects of an optimized student support model: Middle and high school student outcomes of City Connects. Poster presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Walsh, M.E. & Dearing, E. (2013, April). Student support intervention and the achievement of immigrant children in high-poverty elementary schools. Paper presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Lee-St. John, T., Walsh, M.E., Michel, E., & Raczek, A.E. (2013, April). Examining the effects of systematic elementary school student support on dropout. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
Backe, S., Walsh, M., Welch, M. & Michel, E. (2012, August). The impact of an optimized system of student support on school readiness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
Capawana, M.R., Walsh, M.E., Michel, E., Backe, S., & Orecchia, A. (2012, August). Initial identification of students with ADHD symptoms in urban schools. Poster pesented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
Orecchia, A., Petrie, J., Walsh, M., & Capawana, M.R. (2012, August). Identifying student needs and strengths: An innovative model of student support. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.