A dynamic group of educators, university faculty, and others, the American Montessori Society Research Committee is actively engaged in encouraging, supporting, and disseminating research about Montessori education. Among other responsibilities, its members stand ready to field questions and engage in dialogue with fellow Montessori researchers.
The committee brings together individuals with diverse research interests, each experienced in university or professional-level research. Ideally, its members also represent a variety of geographic regions.
Committee members serve a 3-year term and meet monthly via teleconference. For more information, contact the committee co-chairs.
Gary Ward, PhD, Co-chair – University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Laura Saylor, PhD, Co-chair – Mount St. Joseph University
Janet Hall Bagby, PhD – Baylor University
Sharon Damore, EdD, Chair Emeritus – DePaul University
Tim Cauller, EdD – Lehigh University
Steve Hughes, PhD – Association Montessori International Global Research Committee
Jamilah Jor’dan, PhD – Chicago State University
Elida V. Laski, PhD – Boston College
Nancy Lindeman – Westminster College
Michael Miller, PhD – University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Kathy Roemer, EdD – Twin Parks Montessori Schools
Sherry Schweighardt, PhD – The College of New Jersey
Sara Suchman, EdD – National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector
Richard A. Ungerer, Ex Officio, AMS Executive Director
The AMS Research Committee is supported by the work of Angela Murray, PhD, assistant research professor at the University of Kansas and AMS senior researcher & coordinator.