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Rita M. Curl-Langager, PhD

Occupation: Professor Emeritus & Author
Born: Sterling, IL United States

Education:
PhD in Developmental and Child Psychology, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1982)
MS in Child Development and Family Relationships, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (1976)
BA in Psychology, Minor in Education, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, Cum Laude (1974)

Certifications:
Elementary Education Teaching Certificate (K-9), State of Illinois (1977)

Career:
Professor Emeritus, Department of Addiction Studies, Psychology and Social Work, Minot State University, Minot, ND (2018-Present)
Professor, Department of Addiction Studies, Psychology and Social Work, Minot State University, Minot, ND (1997-2018)
Associate Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, Minot State University, Minot, ND (1991-1997)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah (1988-1991)
Research Assistant Professor, Special Education Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah (1986-1991)
Research Associate, Outreach, Development and Dissemination Division, Center for Persons with Disabilities: University Affiliated Program, Utah State University, Logan, Utah (1985-1991)
Instructor, Special Education 629: Teaching Social Skills to Exceptional Children, Utah State University, Logan, Utah (1987)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1983-1985)
Psychologist II, Kansas Neurological Institute, Topeka, KS (1983-1984)
Group Leader, Adolescent Social Skills Training, The University of Kansas (1983)
Research Associate, Kansas Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Grant, Bureau of Child Research: UAP, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1982-1983)
Research Associate, Director of Dissemination, Educational Systems Associates, Bureau of Child Research: UAP, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1982-1983)
Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1982-1983)
Instructor, Human Development 190: Field Experiences in Child Development, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1982-1983)
Research Assistant to Donald M. Baer, Department of Human Development, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1978-1982)
Teaching Assistant, Human Development 408: Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis-Self-Control, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1981)
Teacher Consultant, Transition from Preschool to Public School Programs for Children with Behavior and Learning Problems, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1980-1981)
Teaching Assistant, Human Development 798: Introduction to Behavior Modification, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1979-1980)
Teacher, Special Preschool for Children with Behavior and Learning Problems, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1978-1980)
Parent Teacher, Developmental Services Center of Champaign County, Champaign, IL (1977-1978)
Research Assistant, Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL (1976-1977)
Teacher, Orchard Downs Infant Day Care Center, Urbana, IL (1975-1976)
Teaching Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (1974-1975)
Teacher, Peoria Association for Retarded Children, Peoria, IL (1974)
Consultant in Field

Career Related:
Project Director, North Dakota Project for Older Persons with Developmental Disabilities, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities: A Center for Excellence, Minot State University, Minot, ND (1993-2002); Dissemination Coordinator, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities: A University Affiliated Program, Minot State University, Minot, ND (1997-2001); Project Co-director, Supported Employment in Traumatic Brain Injury: Refinement of the Co-worker Training Model, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities: UAP with Robert Fraser, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (1993-1996); Director of Research, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities: University Affiliated Program, Minot State University, Minot, ND (1992-1996); Project Director, Encore: An Entrepreneurial Model Utilizing Nonprofessional Co-workers as Sources of Employment Support, North Dakota for Disabilities: UAP, Minot State University, Minot, ND (1992-1996); Project Director, Vocational Demonstration Project for Transition of Youths with Disabilities, Center for Persons with Disabilities: UAP, Utah State University, Logan, Utah (1988-1991); Project Co-director, Community-based Training for Direct Service Providers of Adults with Disabilities, Center for Persons with Disabilities: UAP, Utah State University, Logan, Utah (1988-1991); Project Director, Co-worker Research and Training Project, Center for Persons with Disabilities: UAP, Utah State University, Logan, Utah (1985-1988)

Civic:
Co-chairperson, Capital Campaign Committee, International Peace Garden (2021-Present); Chairperson, Minot Planning Commission, Minot, ND (2007-2011); Chairperson, Academic Assessment Committee, Minot State University, ND (2006-2011); Intellectual Climate Committee, Minot State University, ND (2005-2007); Commissioner, Minot Planning Commission, Minot, ND (2002-2007); President, Medical Arts Educational and Scientific Charitable Foundation, Minot, ND (1997-2006); President, Minot Symphony League (Formerly Women’s Symphony League) (2003-2005); Board of Directors, Minot Symphony Orchestra (2001-2005); Board of Trustees, Minot Symphony Endowment (2001-2005); President, Taube Museum of Art, Downtown Minot, ND (2002-2003); President, Minot Exchange Club, ND (1996-1997); Chairperson, Minot State University Faculty Development and Research Committee (1994-1995); Member, Numerous Committees; Chairperson, Several Board of Directors, Nonprofit Organizations; Participant, National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology

Creative Works:
Co-author, “Desired Outcomes of an Undergraduate Education in Psychology from Departmental, Student, and Societal Perspectives,” In D. F. Halpern (Ed.), “Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline,” American Psychological Association (2010); Author, “Instructors Manual to Accompany Adolescence,” Ninth Edition, John W. Santrock, McGraw-Hill, Boston, MA (2003); Co-author, “Instructors Manual and Test Bank to Accompany Adult Development and Aging,” Second Edition, D.E. Papalia, H.L. Sterns, R.D Feldman and C.J. Camp, McGraw-Hill, Boston, MA (2002); Author, “Instructors Manual to Accompany Adolescence,” Eighth Edition, John W. Santrock, McGraw-Hill, Boston, MA (2001); Co-author, “Traumatic Brain Injury Vocational Rehabilitation: A Perspective for the Physiatrist and Allied Health Team,” Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America (1997); Co-author, “Traumatic Brain Injury Vocational Rehabilitation: Preliminary Findings for the Co-worker as Trainer Project,” Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (1996); Co-author, “From Protection to Independence: Utilizing Intersector Cooperation to Insure Options and Choices,” Journal of Rehabilitation (1993); Co-author, “Unlocking Co-worker Potential in Competitive Employment: Keys to a Cooperative Approach,” Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (1993); Co-author, “Achieving Reasonable Choices: Balancing the Rights and Responsibilities of Consumers with Those of Rehabilitation Counselors,” Rehabilitation Education (1992); Co-author, “Co-workers as Trainers for Entry-level Workers: A Competitive Employment Model for Individuals with Disabilities,” Rural Special Education Quarterly (1992); Author, “A Demonstration Project for Teaching Entry-level Job Skills: The Co-worker Transition Model for Youths with Disabilities,” Exceptional News (1990); Author, Chapters for Books, Manuscripts, Reports, Manuals and Videotapes, Papers and Workshops; Author, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group; Reviewer and Guest Reviewer, Numerous Publications; Contributor, Articles to Professional Journals

Achievements:
Author of “Adulthood: An Introduction” and “Instructor’s Manual for Adulthood: An Introduction,” Routledge (in press)

Awards:
Recipient, Adulthood and Aging Research Grants, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University, US Department of Health and Human Services, Minot, ND (1993, 1997); Recipient, Traumatic Brain Injury Research Grant, Neurological Surgery Unit, University of Washington, US Department of Education, Seattle, WA (1993); Recipient, Co-workers as Trainers Research Grant, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University, US Department of Education, Logan, Utah (1988); Recipient, Award for Outstanding Research Presentation, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (1980); Recipient, Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Poster Presentation, Association for Behavior Analysis (1989); Honoree, Exchangite of the Year, Minot Exchange Club (1998)

Memberships:
Chairperson, Work Group on STP Responses to the Principles of Quality Undergraduate Education on Psychology (2010); Chairperson, G. Stanley Hall Selection Committee/Harry Kirke Wolf Lecture Series, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, (2006-2009); Chairperson, Membership Task Force, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (2007); E-publishing Task Force, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (2005); Chairperson, Aging Work Group, American Association of University Affiliated Programs (1998-2001); President, Minot Exchange Club (1996-1998); President-elect, Minot Exchange Club (1995-1996); President-elect, Society for the Teaching of Psychology; Member, American Psychological Association; Member, Association for Psychological Science; Member, Gerontological Society of America; Member, Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Family:
Daughter of Glenn W. Curl & Carolyn Campbell Curl
Married: Tyrone O. Langager, MD

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