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Phone: (860) 486-0201
Fax: (860) 486-0180
Neag School of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3064
Storrs, CT 06269-3064
Current Courses Taught:
EPSY 5304 Foundations & Content in the School Counseling Profession
EPSY 5316 Cross-Cultural Counseling
EPSY 5308 Counseling Theory and Practice
EPSY 5315 Counseling: Advanced Practice
Areas of Expertise:
Cultural Competency Development
College and Career Readiness
Collaborative School Change
Collective Teacher Efficacy
Principal Investigator. Effects of Implementing an Equity-Based College Readiness Curriculum in Two Urban Schools. Funding source: Balfour Foundation, $368,000
Principal Investigator. Transcendental Meditation: A Consciousness-Based Education Program to Improve Student Academic Achievement and Reduce Stress. Funding source: The David Lynch Foundation. Duration of funding: 8/23/07 – 8/22/08. Total Amount Funded: $25,000.00
Principal Investigator. The Structure and Function of Collective Teacher Efficacy and Teacher Opinion on Education Reform. Funding source: University of Connecticut, Large Faculty Grant. Duration of funding: 1/06-1/07. Total Amount Funded: $15,000.00
Colbert, R., & Nidich, S. (In Press). Effect of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Graduation,College Acceptance and Dropout Rates for Students Attending an Urban Public High School, Education.
Elder, C., Nidich, S., Colbert, R., Hagelin, J. et al., (2011). Reduced psychological distress in racial and ethnic minority students practicing the Transcendental Meditation program. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 38(2), 109-116.
McCoach, D. B., Colbert, R. D. (2010). Factors underlying the collective teacher efficacy scale and their mediating role in the effect of socioeconomic status on academic achievement at the school level. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 43 (1), p. 31-47.
Reiner, S. M., Colbert, R. D., & Perusse, R., (2009). Teacher perceptions of the professional school counselor role: A national study. Professional School Counselor, 12 (5), p.324-332.