Jean LaTerz, M.S.W., Ed.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor and Thesis Coordinator

Jean LaTerz

Contact Information

Lilly Hall 217

413-585-7974

Education

B.S. Ed., Salem State College

M.S., Suffolk University Graduate School of Education

C.A.G.S., Suffolk University Graduate School of Education

Ed.D., Northeastern University Graduate School of Education

M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work

Biography

Jean LaTerz currently serves as the thesis coordinator for the master’s thesis project, has taught intermediate and introduction to research methods, social work in schools and evidence based practice in social work courses. LaTerz is a research adviser for master's and doctoral students. LaTerz is also a co-investigator with Kathryn Basham for the Post Deployment Transition Project that will provide couples therapy to Veterans who are diagnosed with combat-related PTSD and their partners.

LaTerz retired from the Boston Public School system, where her last position was senior curriculum coordinator in the Office of High School Renewal. During her 35 years working in the Boston Public Schools, LaTerz taught at the elementary level, was a guidance adviser and an administrator in a substantially separate program for middle and high school adolescents, worked as a team leader for special needs students, and was a school social worker at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Selected Presentations

LaTerz, J.D. & Corbin, J. A content analysis of concentration level research syllabi. Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education: Philadelphia, PA.

LaTerz, J.D. & Drisko, J.W. What are our objectives in concentration level research courses?: National survey results. Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education: San Francisco, CA.

Drisko, J.W. & LaTerz, J.D. A content analysis of foundation level research syllabi. Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education: San Francisco, CA.

LaLerz, J.D. The Smith M.S.W. thesis: A rich and scholarly tradition. Unpublished paper, Smith College School for Social Work: Northampton, MA.