Faculty Profiles

Devin G. Thornburg

Professor And Department Chair
Education, Ruth S. Ammon School Of

Harvey Hall Room 230
516.877.4026
516.877.4097
THORNBURG@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, New York University (1988)

Ed.M.,Psychology, Harvard University (1978)

B.S., Psychology/Philosophy, Tulane University (1976)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

In all of my professional life (in a variety of roles including teacher, psychologist, researcher, administrator, advisor), I have sought to create relationships built on trust and deep learning. I believe that all people learn every moment of their lives and that it is up to teachers to determine what they are learning, how they are learning, and to build from there. I believe that teachers must be learners, themselves. And finally, I believe that we must have integrity and humility about everything that we do. Too much time and destructive energy in teacher-learning is spent on ambition, protecting turf, and underminding other people. To accept one's frailty, too face it, is the first step away from this. It is always a painful but worthwhile journey.

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