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Bill Herman

Professor Emeritus

Flagg Hall 154
TEL: (315) 267-2610

On Sabbatical Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Ph.D. University of Michigan


Nontraditional Students Organization Appreciation Award, SUNY Potsdam (2003)

LaureATE Membership, Association of Teacher Educators (2000)

Nominated for SUNY Potsdam President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1999)

Senior Fulbright Scholar Lectureship, Moscow State Pedagogical University (1993)

Research Interests

1. Translation of the teaching and learning knowledge base into professional practices.

2. Test anxiety, achievement motivation (need for achievement and fear of failure), and attribution theory.

3. Values acquisition and moral development.

Campus & Other Service Positions

Academic Coordinator, Women's Softball

Advisory Board Member, SUNY Potsdam Teaching and Service Excellence Center (LTEC)

Chair, Psychology Department Curriculum Committee

Teacher Education Advisory Council

Selected Publications

Herman, W. E., & Herman, B. K. (2006). Humanistic themes in science fiction: An interview with David A. Kyle. Humanistic Psychologist, 34, 263-280.

Herman, W. E. (2005). Values acquisition and moral development: An integration of Freudian, Eriksonian, Kohlbergian, and Gilliganian viewpoints. Forum on Public Policy: Child Psychology, 1, 391-410.

Herman, W. E. (2005). Psi fi: Learning psychology through active engagement in science fiction. In R. L. Badger (Ed.), Ideas that work in college teaching: The SUNY Potsdam perspective (pp. 135-152). Potsdam, NY: SUNY Potsdam Learning and Teaching Education Center.

Herman, W. E. (2001). Educational case studies: Vision, experience, and reflection. [Review of the book Case study applications for teacher education: Cases of teaching and learning in the content areas.] Educational Forum, 65, 390-391.

Herman, W. E. (1998). Promoting pedagogical reasoning as preservice teachers analyze case vignettes. Journal of Teacher Education, 49, 391-397.

Selected Conference Presentations

ERIC Document #ED490607: "Values acquisition and moral development: An integration of Freudian, Eriksonian, Kohlbergian, and Gilliganian viewpoints." Date Presented: July 24-29, 2005. Place: Oriel College at the University of Oxford. Professional Audience: Roundtable Conference, Oxford, England, UK.

ERIC Document #ED479753: "College student awareness of current G.P.A" Date Presented: August 8, 2003. Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Professional Audience: American Psychological Association.