Rebecca Haslam Assistant Professor of Education



Ph.D. University of Vermont
M.Ed. Saint Michael’s College
B.A. Saint Michael’s College

Areas of Expertise:

  • Elementary Education
  • Anti-Bias, Anti Racist (ABAR) Education
  • Social Justice Education
  • Education and the Arts
  • Curriculum
  • Pre-K-6 Social Studies

Courses I Teach:

  • ED 231 Inquiry and Innovation: Education in the 21st Century
  • ED 300 Teaching Social Studies and the Arts
  • GED 509 Integrative Curriculum
  • GED 678 Heroes, Arts, and Social Justice: Aesthetic Perspectives
  • GED 693 Integrating Art, Social Studies, and Language Arts Pre-K-8
  • GED 526 Addressing Inequity and Bias in the Classroom


Manuscripts in Progress:
Countering the Effects of Internalized Racism in Elementary School: A Social Determinants Perspective
Examining Outness Among Undergraduate Student Athletes and Non-Athletes Across Gender Identities: An Analysis of Covariance
Exploring Perceptions of Campus Climate among Queer and Trans Undergraduate Students Using Structural Equation Modeling
The “Lifegraph Journal”: Understanding How Students Engage Self-Reflection in a Diversity-Required Undergraduate University Course

In the Popular Press
“Changing Perceptions about Equity” Teacher to Teacher Network (2019)
“Someone Like Me: How One State Teacher of the Year Moved From Bias to Equity Literacy” Education Week (2018)
“Checking our Bias at the Door: Centering Our Core Values in the Classroom” Literacy Today, International Literacy Association (2018)

Awards & Recognition

2020 SMC Senior Class Appreciation Award
2018 Vermont NEA Human and Civil Rights Award
2015 Vermont State Teacher of the Year


American Educational Research Association (AERA)
AERA SIG Research on Women and Education
AERA SIG Postcolonial Studies and Education
AERA SIG Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Education
National Network of State Teachers of the Year

Recent News

Claudine Bedell, Rebecca Haslam, Amy Knight, Amy Saks Pavese, and Becky Wigglesworth of the education faculty shared at the Teaching Professor Conference in June their experiences designing and coordinating the new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program launched in May 2019. The conference included both a virtual component and an in-person presentation in New Orleans. The team’s presentation, “Fostering Engaged Participation to Promote Relevant and Rigorous Learning,” highlighted the mission-driven design of the MAT and the program’s focus on emotional, behavioral, and cognitive engagement of students as significant factors contributing to the program’s success.
(posted July 2021)