Ph.D. Educational Counseling, Wayne State University
M.A., Guidance and Counseling, Michigan State
B.A., English and Secondary Education, Alma College
A.A. English, Auburn Community College
Areas of Expertise:
Bullying, LGBTQ issues, Academic Achievement and Gender, Transition from High School to College, Sexual Assault/Date Rape issues, Alcohol/Drug issues
Courses I Teach:
- Practicum, Men & Masculinities
- Sports Psychology
- Theories of Counseling
Other Campus Roles:
- NCAA - Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR)
- Chair Athletic Advisory Council
- Faculty Adviser for the Student Association
- Faculty Adviser for the Psychology Club
- Member of the Sports Council
My Saint Michael's:
I have worked here for almost 30 years and love the sense of community and working with so many students both in and outside of the classroom. I have been so lucky to have formed strong relationships with so many people here over the years and enjoy staying in touch with former students from even 30 years ago.
Academic achievement and athletics research.
Twice in my career the graduating class and student editors have honored me with Saint Michael's College Yearbook Dedications.
Life Off Campus:
Vermont offers so much and I try to take advantage of all of it. I ski, snowshoe, bike, hike, kayak and recently went ziplining. I love photography and Vermont offers so many amazing places to take pictures.
Dave Landers, instructor of psychology and gender studies, began a three-year elected term as chair of the NE-10 Faculty Athletics Representatives Executive Council on Jan. 1, 2013. Dave has served for the past year and a half as a member of the Executive Council and when the chair position opened up he was nominated and elected by other Faculty Athletics Representatives. Dave also continues to serve as chair of the college's Athletic Advisory Council, faculty adviser for the Student Association, faculty adviser for the Psychology Club and now the faculty adviser for the newly recognized/formed Beta Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society.
Dave Landers, instructor of psychology, has adapted technology from the campus "Tegrity" system in clever and innovative ways for their classrooms. He uses Tegrity regularly for both his Sports Psychology and Theories of Counseling courses. In the Saint Edmund's Hall "Psych Lab" a one-way glass pane is installed between the interview room and a small classroom on the other side. Each room is equipped with a Tegrity setup. Two students role-play an interview in the interview room, much as a psychologist would do.
The session is recorded and viewed live by the instructor and students on a closed circuit TV screen in the classroom, allowing them to analyze and discuss in real time. The dialogue and instructor's notes on an Ideapaint wall are recorded by Tegrity, including instructor use of a whiteboard (actually Idea Paint). The information that the two Tegrity recordings give the students helps them to see their strengths and weaknesses in their interviewing skills and creates a non-threatening environment for the role-players at the same time, Dave says.