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Elliott, Kenneth

Kenneth Elliott
Professor of Psychology

Office: 170 Jewett Hall, Augusta Campus
Phone: (207) 621-3229
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B.A., Wesleyan University, 1969
M.A., New School for Social Research, 1973
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, 1976

After obtaining his first degree from Wesleyan University (BA Honors in Sociology) in Connecticut he participated in the Peace Corps before becoming a special education teacher in Haverstraw, New York. He obtained his master’s degree (Cognitive Psychology) from the New School for Social Research and his Ph.D. in 1976 from Alliant University in San Diego.

Subsequently he accepted a position at the University of Toronto where he taught within the Faculty of Medicine and practiced clinically for ten years. In 1987 he returned to the US and migrated to Maine and worked at the Augusta Mental Health Institute. Later he served as the Assistant Director of the Child Abuse Unit at Kennebec Valley Mental Health Center before returning as a full time faculty member at UMA in 1991.

He is currently a Professor of Psychology and maintains a small practice as a clinical consultant specializing in the assessment of learning disabilities of college students.

Appointment to the Maine State Board of Examiners in Psychology;

Addressed the United State Senate’s Commerce Subcommittee on distance education;

Past President of the UMA Faculty Senate and served for 15 years as the President of UMA’s AFUM Chapter and member of the negotiating team.

Recipient of a U Maine System Trustee Professorship, Annenburg Grants, UMA’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award and MePA’s Distinguished Service Award. He has served as chair of  UMA’s Institutional Review Board for 15 years.

He is a long time member of the American Psychological Association and served at the Secretary General of the International Council of Psychology. In Augusta he has served on boards of directors for the Family Violence Project and Motivational Services.

He’s presented papers in clinical, cross cultural and educational psychology to the U.S. and Maine State Senates, in Canada, Russia, China, Netherlands, Greece and Japan.

His current research interests are in the area of eLearning pedagogy, international education and assessment practices in the area of general education.

His current curricular development interests are in areas including the psychology of men and boys, the construction of learning communities, research methods, ePortfolio practices and the psychology of late adulthood.

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