Mary Brabeck

Professor of Applied Psychology
Dean Emerita

Mary Brabeck

Phone: 212-998-5330

Curriculum Vitae/Syllabi

  • Curriculum Vitae

Mary M. Brabeck, Ph.D., is Professor of Applied Psychology and Dean Emerita of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.  She served as dean of NYU Steinhardt from 2003 until 2014 and dean of the Carolyn and Peter Lynch School of Education at Boston College from 1996-2003. Dr. Brabeck is a fellow of APA (Divisions 7, 17, 35 and 52) and of AERA. Her research focuses on gender and intellectual development, professional and feminist ethics, and inter-professional collaboration. She is Editor-Elect of the Psychology of Women Quarterly.  Currently Dr. Brabeck is an elected member of the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences and is the elected chair of the Board of Directors of the Council on Accrediation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Her books include Practicing Feminist Ethics in Psychology (2000, Washington DC: APA) and Meeting at the Hyphen: Schools-Universities-Professions in Collaboration for Student Achievement and Well Being (102nd Yearbook of the NSSE; 2003, Chicago: University of Chicago Press). She served on the APA Board of Educational Affairs, 2004-2007, was chair of the Task Force on Applications of Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning, and chair of the Board of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education 2004-05.  Dr. Brabeck's awards include an honorary degree from St. Joseph University in Philadelphia, Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota, Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology, and the Kuhmerker Award from the Association for Moral Education.

Research Interests

  • values and conceptions of the moral self
  • professional and feminist ethics
  • intellectual and ethical development
  • interprofessional collaboration


  • undergraduate and graduate moral development
  • undergraduate and graduate personality theories
  • graduate psychology of women
  • undergraduate and graduate gender roles
  • undergraduate and graduate educational psychology
  • undergraduate and graduate psychology of learning
  • undergraduate child development
  • undergraduate counseling psychology
  • graduate behavioral counseling

Degrees Held

  • B.A. University of Minnesota
  • M.S. Saint Cloud State University
    United States Urban Teacher Corps
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota
    Educational (Related: Counseling Psychology)


  • Inaugural Fellow, American Educational Research Association
  • Honorary Degree, Hon. Causus, St. Joseph's University
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Minnesota.
  • Distinguished Alumna, University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development.
  • Alumni Achievement Award, University of St. Cloud
  • APA Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Award
  • APA Presidential Citation for "promoting the applications of psychological science to teaching and learning."
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Education
  • Honorary Member, Golden Key Honor Society
  • Kuhmerker Award, Association for Moral Education
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, Honorary Member, Jesuit Honor Society
  • Cynthia D. Belar Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award, APA Education Directorate

Selected Publications

  • Worrell, F., Brabeck, M. et al.[ (2014). Assessing and Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs. Washington DC: American Psychological Association. (link)
  • Brabeck, M. M., Walsh, M. E., Latta, R. (2003). Meeting at the hyphen: Schools-universities-professions-communities in collaboration for student achievement and well-being. One Hundred and Second Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. (link)
  • Brabeck, M. M. (Ed.) (2000) Practicing Feminist Ethics in Psychology. Division 35 (Psychology of Women) Book Series, American Psychological Association. (link)
  • Brabeck, M. (Ed). (1989). Who Cares? Theory, Research and Educational Implications of the Ethic of Care. NY: Praeger. Abstracted in The Philosopher's Index and Bibliography of Philosophy . (link)
  • American Psychological Association.(2013). Guidelines for Preparing High School Psychology Teachers: Course-Based and Standards-Based Approaches.
  • Brabeck, M. and Jeffries, J., (2009). Effective Practice: Not Drill and Kill. On-line module developed with the APA Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education. (link)