I am, first and foremost, an educator at heart. I grew up in a family where education was the principle topic of conversation, and in fact, my first job was as a ski instructor to 3- and 4-year-olds. In the course of my graduate education I became increasingly aware of the need for learner centered education for the 21st century. As part of a forward thinking department, I have been actively involved in learning and teaching via both the tradtitional and online class room. It has become my passion to provide students in the Norton school with a top-notch, learner-centered educational environment.
Areas of Expertise
- Pedagoglogical issues in and around teaching
- Online instructional strategies
- Faculty preparedness for online education
- Adolescent risk behaviors and male body image issues
My primary focus in research is on the scholarship of teaching. I am actively involved in associations that focus on student learning, assessment and faculty readiness.
- Introduction to human development (undergraduate)
- Human relations (undergraduate)
- Learner-centered online instruction (graduate)
- Adolescent development (undergraduate)
- Abnormal adolescent development (undergraduate/graduate)
- Program planning (undergraduate/graduate)
- Program evaluation (undergraduate/graduate)
- Positive youth development (undergraduate/graduate)
Please contact Dr. James E. Hunt if you are unable to locate one of the publications listed below.
Hunt, J.E., Barber, B.L & Banks, S.R. (2005) Sports participation and positive youth development. In Fisher, C.B. & Lerner, R.M. (Eds.), Applied developmental science: An encyclopedia of research, policies, and programs. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Barber, B. L., Stone, M. R., Hunt, J. & Eccles, J. S. (2004). Benefits of activity participation: The roles of identity affirmation and peer group norm sharing. In J. Mahoney, J. Eccles, & R. Larson (Eds.), Organized activities as contexts of development: Extracurricular activities, after-school and community programs. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Eccles, J. S., Barber, B. L., Stone, M. R., & Hunt, J. (2003). Extracurricular activities and adolescent development. Journal of Social Issues, 59, 865-889.