Maria Ippolito

Associate Professor
Office: SSB 214C
Phone: (907) 786-1718
Email: mfippolito@uaa.alaska.edu

Education

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1998 
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1993 
Post-Undergraduate Study, Northwestern University B.A., Knox College, 1972

Teaching Responsibilites

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child Development
  • General Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Personality
  • Psychology of Women

Professional and Departmental Service

  • Child Care Connection, Inc.  
  • Century Community Learning Centers  
  • Tanaina Child Development Center
  • Faculty Senator-At-Large
  • Planning Committee Member, Co-Presenter, and Co-Coordinator, The Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North at various times 
  • Previous Student Club Faculty Sponsor, AIDS Awareness Club
  • Previous Student Club Faculty Sponsor, Psychology Club
  • Social Sciences Peer Review Committee  
  • College of Arts and Sciences Nominating Committee
  • Early Childhood Development Bachelor's Degree Committee 
  • EARLY Childhood Development Associate Degree Committee 
  • College of Education Dean Search Committee 

 

Research Interests

  • Psychological resilience in children
  • Creativity, problem-solving, and the development of expertise
  • History of psychology
  • Pedagogical issues relevant to the teaching of psychology

Publications

Ippolito, M. F., (April, 2006), Shaping the developing brain. Partnerships in Early Childhood Conference, Anchorage, Alaska.

Ippolito, M. F., (October, 2004). Problem representation in the writing and problem-solving of novelist Virginia Woolf. Annual Meeting for the Society for Literature Science, and the Arts, Durham, North Carolina.

Ippolito, M. F. (2005). Problem representation in Virginia Woolf’s invention of a novelistic form. IN M. E. Gorman, A. Kincannon, D. Gooding, and R. D. Tweney (Eds.) Scientific and Technological Thinking (pp. 219-258). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Ippolito, M. F., & Tweney, R. D. (2003). Virginia Woolf and the journey to Jacob’s Room: The “network of enterprise” of Virginia Woolf’s first experimental novel. Creativity Research Journal, 15, 25-43.

Dubow, E. F., Arnett, M., Smith, K., & Ippolito, M. F. (2001). Developmental and cross-situational difference in adolescents’ coping strategies. Journal of Early Adolescence, 21, 5-28.

D’Imperio, R. L., Dubow, E. F., & Ippolito, M. F. (2000). Resilient and stress-affected adolescents in an urban setting. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 29, 129-142.

Griffith, M., Dubow, E. F., & Ippolito, M. F. (2000). Developmental and cross-situational differences in adolescents’ coping strategies. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 29, 183-204.

Dubow, E. F., Edwards, S., Ippolito, M. F. (1997). Life stressors, neighborhood disadvantage, and resources: A focus on inner-city children’s adjustment. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 26, 130-144.

Ippolito, M. F., & Tweney, R. D. (1997). On telling left from right: The apparatus of handedness in early American psychology. In W. G. Bringmann, H. E. Leuck, R. Miller, & C. E. Early (Eds.) A pictorial history of psychology (pp. 490-500) Carol Stream, IL: Quintessence Publishing Company.