Leo R. Sandy, ED.D., NCSP

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I am a Professor of Counselor Education and School Psychology and have

moved into semi-retirement while still serving Coordinator of the Parent Involvement and Education Certificate Program http://www.plymouth.edu/graduate/counseling/certificates.html. I have taught both graduate and undergraduate courses with a focus on school psychology, human development, general education and peace education. I am the 2011-12 recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award. My educational background includes a BA in Psychology from UMass/Boston, an Ed.M. in Counselor Education/School Psychology from Boston University, and an Ed.D. in Human Development and Education from Boston University. I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and have been a consulting school psychologist for the Inter-Lakes School District from 1984 to 2012.  I have taught at the college level on a full-time basis since 1984. I have also been a columnist for the Laconia Daily Sun for several years until my semi-retirement. I continue to volunteer as a  parent educator for the NH Department of Corrections, primarily serving Concord Prison. I believe that education must be a force for peace and social justice in the world and that it must contribute to the abolition of war and the dismantling of the military system that perpetuates it.  I am a Vietnam era veteran (U.S. Navy, 1961-65) and active member of  New Hampshire Peace Action  http://www.nhpeaceaction.org/  , New Hampshire Veterans for Peace  http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2996k/nhvfp/NHVFP.HTM , The Peace and Justice Studies Association  http://www.peacejusticestudies.org/  and Veterans for Peace, Inc,  http://www.veteransforpeace.org/

I am also a member of the Plymouth State University Peace and Social Justice Council http://peace.blogs.plymouth.edu/

I have two adult children. My daughter is an English professor and my son is a registered pharmacist. I have one grandchild.

Major Interest Areas

  1. peace and justice education  http://www.esrnational.org/home.htm
  2. world federalism  http://www.wfm.org/index.html
  3. conflict resolution/violence prevention  http://www3.uakron.edu/education/safeschools/coop/coop.html
  4. human and animal rights   http://www.hrw.org/   and  http://www.animalconcerns.org/
  5. service learning   http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/slc/
  6. parenting education  http://www.responsiveeducation.org/
  7. faculty development  http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/hotlists/hotlists.html
  8. college pedagogy   http://trc.virginia.edu/Links/Centers.htm
  9. human development  http://oz.plymouth.edu/%7Elsandy/dev.outline.html
  10. cultural diversity  http://falcon.jmu.edu/%7Eramseyil/multipub.htm
  11. counselor education   http://www.ericfacility.net/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed347485.html