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SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Office: 323 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-3650 x.323
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Summary of Research Interests:

Jack Meacham's recent teaching includes World Civilizations, a general education course for undergraduate students, and College Teaching, for graduate students who will be teaching during their careers. Current research interests include the influence of student diversity on teaching and learning, and pedagogy for and assessment of undergraduate teaching and learning. In 1975 Meacham initiated the study of prospective memory, now a major research topic in cognitive psychology. He edited the journal Human Development, focused on theory in developmental psychology, from 1978 to 1987. He was elected a Fellow in the American Psychological Association in 1984. Meacham served as Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education from 1990 to 1992. In 1991 he was elected President of the Jean Piaget Society: Society for the Study of Knowledge and Development. In 1993 Meacham received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 1999 the Undergraduate Student Association's Milton Plesur Award for Excellence in Teaching. From 1999 to 2003, Meacham served as a consultant for the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Asheville Institute on General Education and provided workshops on student-centered pedagogy, assessment of student learning, student intellectual development, and diversity in higher education. Meacham lectured in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2002-03 as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sarajevo.

Representative Publications:

  • Meacham, J. A., & Singer, J. (1977). Incentive effects in prospective remembering. Journal of Psychology, 97, 191-197.
  • Meacham, J. A., & Leiman, B. (1982). Remembering to perform future actions. In U. Neisser (Ed.), Memory observed: Remembering in natural contexts. San Francisco: Freeman.
  • Meacham, J. A. (1996) (Ed.). Multiculturalism and diversity in higher education. Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist, 40(2).
  • Meacham, J. A. (1999). Connecting life-course challenges of caring with the college curriculum. Journal of Adult Development, 6(3), 153-161.
  • Meacham, J. A. (2002). Our doctoral programs are failing our undergraduate students. Liberal Education, 88(3), 22-27.
  • Meacham, J. A. (2003). Student intellectual development: An introduction. Special issue of Liberal Education, 89(3), 6-9.
  • Meacham, J. A., McClellan, M., Pearse, T., and Greene, R. (2003). Student diversity and educational outcomes: Student perceptions. College Student Journal, 37(4), 627-642.
  • Meacham, J. A. (2004). Action, voice, and identity in children's lives. In P. B. Pufall and R. P. Unsworth (Eds.), Rethinking childhood (pp.69-84). Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Meacham, J. A. (2004). Religijski pluralizam u Sjedinjenim Americkam Drzavama: Idealno - realno? [Religious pluralism in the United States of America: Idealistic or realistic?] In Niko Ikic (Ed.), Teoloske Tribine 2002.-2003. godine (pp. 155-171). Sarajevo: Vrhbosanska Katolicka Teologija.
  • Meacham, J. A., & Gaff, Jerry, G. (2006). Learning goals in mission statements: Implications for educational leadership. Liberal Education, 92(1, winter), 6-13.
  • Meacham, J. A. Introducing students to Islam and The Qur'an. In J. Branche, E. R. Cohn, and J. W. Mullennix (Eds.), Diversity across the curriculum. Boston: Anker Publishing Company.


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