Research Committee

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.

Committee Members

Janet Hall Bagby, PhD, Chair – Baylor University
Sharon Damore, EdD, Chair Emeritus – DePaul University
Tim Cauller, EdD – Lehigh University
Paul Epstein, PhD – Rochester Montessori School
Bernie Halloran, PhD – University of California San Francisco
Steve Hughes, PhD – Association Montessori International Global Research Committee
Jamilah Jor’dan, PhD – Chicago State University
Elida V. Laski, PhD – Boston College
Kathy Roemer, EdD – Twin Parks Montessori Schools
Laura Saylor, PhD – Mount St. Joseph University
Sara Suchman, EdD – National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector
Richard A. Ungerer, Ex Officio, AMS Executive Director – Baylor University
Gay Ward, PhD – University of Wisconsin, River Falls

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.

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