Glidden, Laraine Masters 1943-

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Glidden, Laraine Masters 1943-

PERSONAL: Born May 7, 1943, in Queens, NY. Education: Mount Holyoke College, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1964; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., 1969, Ph.D., 1970; Harvard University, M.L.E., 1998.

ADDRESSES: Home—45843 Dent Dr., Lexington Park, MD 20653. Office—Department of Psychology, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 East Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City, MD 20686; fax: 240-895-4436. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, assistant professor of social sciences, 1970-73; Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY, began as adjunct assistant professor, became associate professor and research associate in special education, 1973-76; St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, began as associate professor, became professor of human development, 1976-, director of honors program, 1991-97, head of Division of Human Development, 1999-2000, chair of department of psychology, 2002-, associate provost for faculty affairs, 2000-02. London Hospital Medical College, visiting professor, 1982-83; University of California, Berkeley, visiting scholar at School of Social Welfare, 1990-91; guest lecturer at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, 2003; public speaker and workshop presenter on child development topics. Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Mental Retardation, member of executive committee, 1985-87. St. Mary's County respite care committee, member, 1978-82; St. Mary's County Child Care Association, member of board of directors, 1984-86; St. Mary's County human rights advisory committee, chair, 1984-86; Interagency Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Development and Education, member, 1992-98; St. Mary's County Millennial Commission, member, 1999-2001; St. Mary's County Teen Advisory Board, member, 2000-; Alternatives for Youth and Families, Inc., member of board of directors, 2004-.

MEMBER: International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, American Psychological Association (fellow; divisional board member at large, 1992-95; past president), Academy on Mental Retardation (member of executive committee; member of board of directors, 1993-97; past president), Society for Research in Child Development, American Association on Mental Retardation, National Council on Family Relations, Phi Beta Kappa (president of Zeta chapter of Maryland, 1997-99).

AWARDS, HONORS: Dodge Award for Scholarly Achievement, 1989; grants from National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and National Science Foundation.


Parents for Children, Children for Parents: The Adoption Alternative (monograph), American Association on Mental Retardation (Washington, DC), 1989.

(Editor) Formed Families: Adoption of Children with Handicaps, Haworth (New York, NY), 1990.

Series editor, International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Academic Press (San Diego, CA), 1997-. Contributor to books, including Handbook of Mental Deficiency: Psychological Theory and Research, 2nd edition, edited by N. R. Ellis, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Hillsdale, NJ), 1979; Families of Handicapped Persons: Research, Programs, and Policy Issues, edited by J. J. Gallagher and P. M. Vietze, Paul Brooks (Baltimore, MD), 1986; Saving Children at Risk: Poverty and Disabilities, edited by T. Thompson and S. C. Hupp, Sage Publications (Newbury Park, CA), 1992; When There's No Place like Home: Options for Children Living Apart from Their Natural Families, edited by J. Blacher, Paul Brooks, 1994; and Adoptive Families in a Diverse Society, edited by K. Wegar, Rutgers University Press (Piscataway, NJ), in press. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of Experimental Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Child Development, Intelligence, Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, Children and Youth Services Review, Current Opinion in Psychiatry, Adoption Quarterly, and Family Relations. Editor and publisher of Academy on Mental Retardation newsletter, 1993-95; book review editor, American Journal on Mental Retardation, 1991-96.

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