Samaras, Anastasia P.

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SAMARAS, Anastasia P.


Female. Education: University of Maryland—College Park, B.A., 1972, M.Ed., 1976, Ph.D., 1990.


Office—Initiatives in Educational Transformation, George Mason University, 3401 North Fairfax Dr., MS 2A6, Arlington, VA 22201; fax: 703-993-8144. E-mail—[email protected].


Junior high school social studies teacher in Anne Arundel County, VA, 1972-77; preschool teacher in Annapolis, MD, 1978-80; University of Maryland—College Park, College Park, MD, preschool teacher at University Laboratory School, 1987-88; University of Maryland—Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, lecturer in education, 1990-91; University of Maryland—College Park, College Park, MD, lecturer in education, 1991-92; Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, visiting assistant professor, 1992-93, assistant professor, 1993-99, associate professor of education, 1999-2002, coordinator of education advising, chair of Teacher Education Committee, director of national and state teacher accreditation, and director of teacher education, all 1993-2002; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, associate professor of education and director of Initiatives in Educational Transformation, 2002—. Anne Arundel Community College, lecturer, 1976-77, 1981-84, 1991-92; Towson State University, lecturer and supervisor of student teachers, 1991-92; Johns Hopkins University, faculty associate in education, 1991-92; Head Start education specialist for schools in Baltimore, 1991-92; speaker at conferences and workshops. Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra, volunteer, 1997-2001; International Life, Peace, and Hope Centers, member of friendship and construction teams in Croatia, 1999.


Association for Childhood Education International, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (institutional representative, 1993-2002), American Educational Research Association, Association of Teacher Educators, National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Association for the Study of Play, Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, District of Columbia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (state legislative liaison, 1995-98; president, 1998-99), Phi Gamma Mu, Kappa Phi.


Citation of merit, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 1994, 1996; grant from Council for Educational Research Services, 1996; Fulbright senior specialist, 2001.


(With others) A Model Research, Demonstration, and Teaching Child Care Program and Facility, Center for Young Children, University of Maryland—College Park (College Park, MD), 1989.

Self-Study for Teacher Educators: Crafting a Pedagogy for Educational Change, Peter Lang Publishers (New York, NY), 2002.

Editor, with C. Kosnik and A. Freese, of Proceedings: Fourth International Conference of the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, 2002. Contributor to books, including Young Children and Microcomputers, edited by P. F. Campbell and G. G. Fein, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1986; The Heart of the Matter: Teacher Educators and Teacher Education Reform, edited by A. L. Cole, R. Elijah, and J. G. Knowles, Caddo Gap Press (San Francisco, CA), 1998; and Advances in Early Education and Day Care: Foundations, Adult Dynamics, Teacher Education, and Play, Volume 10, JAI Press (Stamford, CT), 1999. Contributor of articles and reviews to professional journals, including Momentum, Action in Teacher Education, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, Teacher Educator, Urban Education, Childhood Education, Day Care and Early Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Early Education and Development.



Initiatives in Educational Transformation, (February 15, 2003).