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Educational Background

Ed.D. Leadership in Schooling, University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Education

M.S. Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Fitchburg State University

B.A. Psychology, English, History, Western New England College

Research Interests

Teacher Retention


Posttraumatic Stress and Secondary Traumatization

Adult Literacy

Research Activities
Selected Publications

Research Activities 

Pre-service and in-service teacher beliefs


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Secondary Traumatization

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Selected Publications 

Rakip, A. (2010).  (Book) Lessons from Leaders: Integrity-based Leadership and Moral Development.  VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesselschaft & Co. KG, Dudweiler Landstr 99, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-639-19786-0.


Pelletier, P. & Rakip, A. (2011). The effect of a computer-aided phonics program and an interpretive reader response interpretive forum on the reading and writing abilities of low-achieving adult populations.  Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference, Sarasota, FL, February 23-26, 2011.


Pelletier, P. & Rakip, A. (2010).  Implications of an interpretive reader response dialogue forum for literature classrooms.  Plenum:  The South Carolina University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. September, 2010.

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South Carolina State University

Principles of Learning (200 Level)

Human Growth and Development (200 Level)

Learning Theories for Teachers (500 Level)

Schools and the Law (700 Level)

School Law and Educational Policy (800 Level)

Other Colleges and Universities

Foundations of Education (100 Level)

Classroom Behavior Management (200 Level)

Classroom Management (300 and 400 Level)

Clinical internship (400 Level)

Clinical Internship (600 Level)

Graduate Seminar for Educational Leaders (700 Level)

Graduate Seminar for Pre-service Teachers (600 Level)

General Psychology (100 Level)

Abnormal Psychology (300 Level)

Personality Theories (300 Level)

Educational Psychology (200 Level)

Life-span Development (200 Level)

Social Psychology (300 Level)

Substance Abuse and other Addictions (400 Level)

Counseling Theory and Group Dynamics (500 Level)

Strategies for College Success (100 Level)

English Composition (100 Level)

English Literature (100 Level)

English Composition II (200 Level)

English Literature (200 Level)

Public Affairs and Working with the Media


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