Ann P. Blackwell

Dean, College of Education and Psychology, Professor, Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences and Family Life Education

Research: The majority of my research focuses on parenting education and providing quality childcare in Mississippi.  Currently, I am completing a book that illustrates the connections between effective parenting and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (Maslow, 1970).  I am also in the preliminary stages of research for another book that will connect Family Systems Theory with other relevant theories in Child and Family Studies. 

Outreach: I serve as a reviewer for the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, as a member of the Executive Board of the Mississippi Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and as a presenter for Staff Development in the Hattiesburg Public School District

Honors and Awards:

University Excellence in Service Award, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2007
Nominated for Excellence in Research Award, College of Education and Psychology, 2005
University Excellence in Teaching Award, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2001 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (nomination by students), 2002, 2004
College Research Award, College of Health and Human Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2000, 1999, and 1998

Selected Refereed Publications:

Burgess, A., Blackwell, A., & Herring, A.  (2008).  Program evaluation using the accountability process.  Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 

Blackwell, A., and Burgess, A. (2006). The family and consumer sciences professional: Remaining true to the vision. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 98(3). 72-75.

Blackwell, A. (2002). Students’ perceptions of service learning participation. FORUM, 13 (1), 85-94.

Meyer, M.K., Lambert, L., & Blackwell, A. (2002). Eating school lunch: Who makes the decision? Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 94(2), 24-28

Anderson, T., Stanberry, A., Blackwell, A. & Davidson, C. (2001). The effectiveness of nutrition instruction on student knowledge and food choices. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 19(1), 31-37.

Stanberry, A., & Blackwell, A. (2001). Marshalling students to action: the community, education, and policy partnership. Journal of Teaching in Marriage & Family, 1(4), 68-82.

Selected Refereed Presentations:

Blackwell, A., Burgess, A., & Sawyer, J. (2007, November). The teaching-research nexus:  Strategies for new professionals.  Paper presented at National Council of Family Relations Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Burgess, A., & Blackwell, A. (2006, November). Teaching writing across the curriculum in family science courses. Paper presented at National Council of Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.