B.A., Susquehanna University
M.S., The Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Dr. Jo-Ann Amadeo joined the Marymount University faculty in the fall of 2011. Prior to coming to Marymount, she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Maryland; served as associate director of a large, international study of civic attitudes and behaviors among adolescents; co-directed a living/learning center for first- and second-year university students; and conducted evaluation research.
Her work has afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively; she has presented research findings at conferences in a wide range of countries around the world.
- General Psychology
- Adolescent Psychology
- Human Growth and Development
- Learning and Cognition
- Research Methods
- Senior Seminar
- Adolescents’ Development of Civic-related Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors
- Media Influence and Use among Children and Adolescents
- Secondary Analysis of Large-Scale International Assessments in the area of Civic and Citizenship Education
Amadeo, J., Hennessey, N.D., & Torney-Purta, J. (2012). Adolescents’ identity
development during political and social transitions: A unit for undergraduate psychology classes. Psychology Learning and Teaching, Vol. 11 (3), 343-348.
Amadeo, J. (2015). Civic skills. Encyclopedia of American governance,
Volume 1 (pp. 273-276). New York: Macmillan Publishers.
Torney-Purta, J., & Amadeo, J. (2020).Civic Education: The history of international large-scale assessments and the knowledge base they provide. In T. L. Good & M. McCaslin (Eds.), Educational Psychology Section; D. Fisher (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Education (Online). Taylor & Francis: New York. (Link)