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Hiram E. Fitzgerald

Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology

E-Mail: fitzger9@msu.edu

Department Web page: /about/departments/apuoe

Hiram E. Fitzgerald received his Ph.D. degree in developmental psychology (1967) from the University of Denver. Currently he is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University. He is president of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, a member of the Executive Committee of the Council on Engagement and Outreach of the Association for Public and Land Grant Universities, a member of the Board of Directors of Transformative Regional Engagement Networks, and a member of the Academy for Community Engagement Scholarship task force. Fitzgerald is past president and executive director of both the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health and the International Association for Infant Mental Health, and for 16 years (1992-2008) served as executive director of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. He has been associated with the Michigan Longitudinal Study of Family Risk for Alcoholism over the Life Course for 25 years, is a member of the Steering Committee of the Early Head Start National Evaluation Research Consortium and its Father and Risk Work Groups, chairs the MSU Wiba Anung Early Head Start/Head Start research team monitoring work force development and early childhood education in partnership with the Intertribal Council of Michigan, is scientific advisor to the American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Research Center at the University of Colorado, Denver, is a member of the Native Children's Research Exchange, and is a member of a variety of interdisciplinary research teams focusing on the evaluation of community-based early preventive-intervention programs in Michigan and the United States.

Fitzgerald's major areas of funded research include the study of infant and family development in community contexts, the impact of fathers on early child development, implementation of systemic community models of organizational process and change, the etiology of alcoholism, the digital divide and youth use of technologies, and broad issues related to the scholarship of engagement. He has published over 187 peer-reviewed journal articles, 76 chapters and 73 books, and is editor-in-chief of the Infant Mental Health Journal and Associate Editor of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. He has received numerous awards, including the ZERO TO THREE Dolley Madison Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to the Development and Well Being of Very Young Children and the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Selma Fraiberg Award, and is one of three recipients of the World Association for Infant Mental Health's Honorary President designation. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Psychological Science, and the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology.

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Recent Publications

Fitzgerald, H. E., Van Egeren, L. A., Bargerstock, B. A., & Zientek, R. (2016). Community engagement scholarship, research universities, and the scholarship of integration. In J. Sachs and L. Clark (Eds.), Learning through community engagement: Vision and practice in higher education. Singapore: Springer.

Fitzgerald, H. E. (in press).  Alcohol Use. In M. Bornstein, M. Arterberry, K. Fingerman, & J. E., Lansford (Eds), The Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.  San Francisco:  Sage

Fitzgerald, H. E. (in press).  Alcoholism.  In M. Bornstein, M. Arterberry, K. Fingerman, & J. E., Lansford (Eds), The Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.  San Francisco:  Sage

Fitzgerald, H. E. (in press).  Community. In M. Bornstein, M. Arterberry, K. Fingerman, & J. E., Lansford (Eds), The Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.  San Francisco:  Sage

Fitzgerald, H. E. (in press).  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. In M. Bornstein, M. Arterberry, K. Fingerman, & J. E., Lansford (Eds), The Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.  San Francisco:  Sage

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Recent Presentations

  • (December 2015)

    Initiating partnerships

    Van Egeren, L. A., & Fitzgerald, H. E.

    Visiting International Professional Program seminar, Michigan State University

    East Lansing, Michigan

  • (November 2015)

    A community based participatory research partnership: Perceptions of children’s adaptive behaviors in Tribal Head Start programs

    Lee, K. S., Fitzgerald, H. E., Barnes-Najor, J., Gerde, H., Belleau, A., & Farrell, P.

    Workshop presented at the Santa Fe Boys Educational Foundation Conference on the Psychology of Boys at Risk

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • (November 2015)

    Head Start teachers’ ratings of American Indian children’s adaptive behaviors

    Fitzgerald, H. E., Lee, K., Barnes-Najor, J. V., Gerde, H., Belleau, A., & Farrell, P.

    Poster accepted for presentation at the Santa Fe Boys Educational Foundation Conference on the Psychology of Boys at Risk: Indicators from 0-5

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

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