Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Faculty & Staff

Sharon Field Ed.D.

Professor (Clinical)
sharon.field@wayne.edu
Fax: 313.577.1693
Office Location & Hours
373 EDUC
313.577.1638

Mondays   1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays  1:00-2:30 p.m.

Responsibilities

Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Administrative and Organizational Studies

Co-Director, Center for Self-Determination and Transition

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Degrees and Certifications


University of Washington, 1974, B.A. (Major:  Sociology, Minor:  Social Studies Education)
University of Wisconsin, 1975, M.S. Special Education
University of Washington, 1988, Ed.D. Educational Policy, Governance and Administration

 

Academic Interests

Use of coaching strategies to promote individual and organizational effectiveness

Accommodating individual differences in organizational settings

Application of positive psychology theory and research findings

Area of Expertise

Supervision and Staff Development

Self-Determination and Transition

Research Interests

Effectiveness of interventions to promote self-determination and transition

Awards and Honors
2008
Reviewer of the Year, Career Development for Exceptional Individuals
2003
Michigan Transition Services Distinguished Service Award
Recent Grants
Research on the Effectiveness of Coaching Strategies for Students wtih ADHD in College and University Settings
2008 - 2010 : $337,000.00 from The Edge Foundation
Demonstration of a model to promote self-determination in elementary settings
2002 - 2006 : $720,000.00 from U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Building mentally healthy communities: Group 1 Prevention and Early Intervention Aimed at Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers: Providing Mental Health Consultation to Childcare settings serving infants, toddlers and preschoolers
2001 - 2004 : $720,000.00 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Maternal Health Services Administration
Promoting self-determination for students, teachers and administrators through pre-service and in-service personnel preparation
1999 - 2002 : $600,000.00 from U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Recent Publications
Instructional and assessment strategies to promote the self-determination of students with disabilities
Wehmeyer, M.L. & Field, S. (2007) Instructional and assessment strategies to promote the self-determination of students with disabilities
Self-Determination in Secondary Transition Assessment
Field, S. & Hoffman, A. (2007) Assessment for Effective Intervention 32 (3) 181-190
Steps to self-determination (second edition): Instructorís guide
Hoffman, A. & Field, S. (2005) Steps to self-determination (second edition): Instructorís guide
Steps to self-determination (second edition): Student activity book
Hoffman, A. & Field, S. (2005) Steps to self-determination (second edition): Student activity book
Steps to self-determination (video tape)
Field, S. & Hoffman, A. (2005) Steps to self-determination (video tape)
Strategies to promote academic success and self-determination for college students with disabilities
Field, S., Shaw, S. & Sarver, M. (2004) Remedial and Special Education 24, (6), 339-349
Self-determination and student involvement: Standards-based reform, access to the general curriculum and CECís performance-based standards
Wehmeyer, M., Field, S., Doren, B., Jones, B. & Mason, C. (2004) Exceptional Children 69 (2) 413-425
Implementation of self-determination activities and student participation in IEPs: Practices and attitudes of educators
Mason, C., Field, S., & Sawilowsky, S. (2004) Exceptional Children 69 (2) 441-451
Transition focused education: Foundation for the future
Kohler, P. & Field, S. (2003) Journal of Special Education 37(3) 174-183
Supporting self-determination in the preparation of educators (audio tape)
Field, S., Hoffman, A. & Fullerton, A. (2002) Supporting self-determination in the preparation of educators (audio tape)
Self-determination instructional strategies for students with learning disabilities
Field, S. (0) Transition directions for youth and adults with learning disabilities 2nd edition