BCC Logo

Donna Vandergrift

Prospective StudentsCurrent StudentsNon-Credit / Professional Community ServicesPartner SchoolsBusiness and Administration

Instructor Home Page || Department Website

Department
Liberal Arts - Psychology

Professional Bio
Donna Vandergrift has been teaching at Burlington County College since January of 1991.  She began teaching as an Adjunct and became full time at the college in September 1997.  Prior to teaching full time, she was a career counselor at several local universities and with the U.S. Army.

While at BCC, she has taught numerous courses, including General Psychology I & II, Child & Adolescent Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personality Psychology, Social Psychology, and Marriage & the Family.

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include Human Development, Family Interactions, Resiliency, and Teaching and Learning.

Research
Currently, she is working on a research project entitled “Military-Induced Separation in National Guard Families”, which is focusing on the experiences of wives who husband has been recently deployed.  If you are interested in this research, please contact her at donna.vandergrift@us.army.mil.

Papers and Presentations

  • “Using Technology to Assess Student Learning”, Montgomery County College Technology Conference, PA, 10/06
  • “Military Induced Separation in National Guard Families”, Marion Steele Symposium, University of Delaware, 5/04.
  • "Fostering Commitment and Collaboration Through a Community of Learners: a Cross‑Curricular Approach" at League for Innovation in the Community College, Innovations 2002 Conference, Boston, MA, 3/02.
  • “The Function of Dysfunction: Custom, Ritual and Psychology in Modern Literature,”Community College of Baltimore County’s International Education Week:, 11/01.
  • "Learning Outside the Box: Building Virtual Learning Communities" at the Seventh Annual Community College Showcase in Ocean City MD, 10/01.
  • “The Function of Dysfunction: Custom, Ritual and Psychology in Modern Literature,” at PTK's  Middle States Regional Honors Institute, Frostburg State University, MD, 6/01.
  • Keynote Presentation at the Technology in Psychology Conference.  Presented “Every Click Counts”, Anne Arundel Community College, MD, 11/00.
  • “Laughter in Learning.” Seventh Annual Celebrating Learning: A Community College Showcase, Ocean City, MD, 11/00.
  • “The Woes and Woos of Water.”  Phi Theta Kappa Middle States Regional Honors Institute, Cedar Crest, PA, 6/00.
  • "Tips, Trips and Traps: Teaching Online."  Fifth Annual Mid-Atlantic College Conference: Teaching, Learning, and Managing with Technology, 10/99.
  • "Every Click Counts-The Distance Learner's Perspective." Sixth Annual Celebrating Learning, A Community College Showcase, Washington, DC, 11/99.
  • "The Instructional Internet", The Tenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL, 4/99.
  • Led a roundtable discussion on "Bringing Service Learning into Psychology courses". Fifth Annual Celebrating Learning: A Community College Showcase, Atlantic City, NJ, 11/98.
  • Facilitated an in-depth session, "The Internet Workshop”.  Fifth Annual Celebrating Learning: A Community College Showcase, Atlantic City, NJ, 11/98.
  • "Strategies for Creating and Maintaining On-line Course Material.”  Fifth Annual Celebrating Learning: A Community College Showcase, Atlantic City, NJ, 11/98.
  • "Creating an Educational Technology Center for Faculty Development."  Computers on Campus, Myrtle Beach, SC, 11/97
  • "Creating an Educational Technology Center for Faculty Development."  Fourth Annual Celebrating Learning, A Community College Showcase, Atlantic City, NJ, 11/97.

Picture

Psychology

B.A. Psychology, Rutgers University
M.A. Counseling, Rider University
Ph.D. Candidate, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Delaware 

Professional Organization Memberships

American Psychological Association, APA

Contact Information

Parker Center Rm. 319s
(609) 894-9311 x1251
(856) 222-9311 x1251

dvanderg@bcc.edu

We Can Get You There!

BCC Home| Search | Calendar of Events |Directions | Contact Us | Site Map