Professor of Education
Office: Alumnae Hall, Room 212
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays: 2-4 p.m.
- Ph.D. University of Maryland
- M.Ed. University of North Carolina
- B.S. University of North Carolina
- GNST 220 - Leadership and Group Dynamics
- EDUC 555 - Adult Education
- EDUC 578 - Educational Leadership and Group Dynamics
- EDUC 582 - Educational Philosophy in a Diverse Society
- EDUC 583 - Principles of Curriculum Development and Appraisal
- EDUC 584 - Systemic Change Processes for School Improvement
My journey at Hood College has allowed me to pursue my interests in leadership development both in and out of the classroom. At Hood, I have served as the Associate Dean and Dean of the Graduate School and the Vice President for Enrollment Management. I also worked on the original accreditation work for NCATE.
Over the years, I have been successful in grant writing and completed both program development and program assessment grants for Maryland State Department of Education and Standards-based Teacher Education program. I value and respect the role that assessment plays in course and program evaluation.
Research and teaching interests
I have a keen interest in the First-Year Programming going on at the College. Having worked in Enrollment Management, I understand how important the first-year is in terms of college success. I plan on teaching a first-year seminar and collaborating on a Living Learning Community (LLC). I also plan to work on formalizing some of the leadership development programs and interests into a more coherent program such as a minor and extra-curricular offerings.
Highlighted grants and professional work grants
Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) State Grant- Project Director, Grand Award: $85,000, April 2004-December 2005
Preparing Tomorrows Teachers to use Technology (PT3) Grant-Project Director, Grant Award: $50,000, September 2004-May 2006
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP), Project Director, Grant Awards of $170,000 over three year period, 2001 to 2004
Standards-based Teacher Education Project (STEP) Initiative Grant- Senior Project Director, Grand Award: $44,000, 1999-2002
Statewide Leadership Academy, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Project Director, 2001-1996 Grant Awards of $278,042 over 4 year period, 1997 – 2001
School-to-Careers Grant, Training Project Administrator, Training Contract Award: $64,000, 2000-1997
Papers and presentations
“Leadership Skills: A Journey to Enhance Self-determination with Secondary Students
Valerie Sharpe, Kathleen Bands, Tanya Williams and Roberta Strosnider, paper to be presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Convention, Louisville, Kentucky, April 18-21st, 2007
“Life Leadership Skills: A Collaborative Journey to Enhance Self-determination with Secondary Special Needs Students”’ Kathleen C. Bands, Valerie Sharpe and Tanya Williams, Paper presented at 53rd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE), November 3rd, 2006, Baltimore, Maryland
“Teacher Education Leadership in an Era of Social change: Is it time to Reconsider Scholarship Reconsidered?” Kathleen C. Bands and Marie Finn, Paper presented at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) 2006 Annual Meeting, February, 2006, San Diego, California.
“Leave No Faculty Member Behind: The Social Responsibility of Institutions of Higher Education,” Kathleen C. Bands and Marie Finn, Symposium organized for the Eastern Educational Research Association 2006 Annual Meeting (EERA), March 2006.
“Faculty Reward Structures in the Third Millennium: How are IHEs Defining Scholarship in an Era of External Mandates?” Kathleen C. Bands and Marie Finn, Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) Annual Meeting, March 3, 2005, Sarasota, Florida
“Leave No Faculty Member Behind:” An Analysis of IHE Faculty Reward Systems in an Era of High Stakes Accountability and Assessment- A Research Study,” Kathleen C. Bands and Marie Finn, Paper presented at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting, February 20, 2005, Washington, DC.
“Federal and State Education Policies and Legislative: The Challenges Facing Institutions of Higher Education as They Join the ‘Achieving Learning for All’ Adventure,” Kathleen C. Bands and Marie, Paper presented at the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Education (SRATE) Annual Meeting, October 15, 2004, Orlando, Florida
“Closing the Achievement Gap: The Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning Experiences with At-risk Students,” Kathleen C. Bands and Judy Ramoy Johnstone, Paper presented at the 4th Annual NCCEP/GEAR UP National Conference, July 26th, 2004, Washington, DC
“Responding to State and Federal Education Policy: A Call for Greater Leadership at Institutions of Higher Education (IHE),” Kathleen C. Bands and Marie Finn, Paper presented at American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting, February 7, 2004, Chicago, Illinois.
“GEAR UP: A Collaborative Model for Improvement of Student Acheivement,”
Kathleen C. Bands and Judy Ramoy Johnstone, Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) Annual Conference, March 1, 2003, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
The Impact of State Mandates and Federal Legislation on Teacher Preparation Faculty Roles, Responsibilities and IHE Reward Structures: A Conceptual Framework, Marie Finn and Kathleen C. Bands, Paper presented at the Easter Educational Research Association (EERA) Annual Conference, March 1, 2003, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
“The Power of Using Literacy and Technology to Promote Lifelong Learning,”
Judy Ramoy Johnstone and Kathleen C. Bands, Presentation at the West Virginia Reading Association Annual Meeting, December 12, 2003, White Sulfur Spring, West Virginia.
“The Impact of Teacher Preparation Redesign and Title II Requirements on Tenure and Promotion at Colleges and Universities in Maryland,” Kathleen C. Bands and Marie E. Finn, Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) Annual Conference, Febraury 28,2002, Sarasota, Florida.
“We’re Off to Grant Places: The Power of Using Literacy to Impact Middle School Students’ Future Goals,” Judy Ramoy Johnstone and Kalthleen C. Bands, Presentation at the College Reading Association (CRA) 46th Annual Conference, November 1, 2002, Philadeplhia, Pennyslvania
“Interdisciplinary Model for Shared Responsibility in Preparing Teacher Candidates,” Marie Finn Holahan, Kathleen C. Bands and Roberta Strosnider, Presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting, March 3, 2001, Dallas, Texas.
“Have You Been to the Magic Kingdom Lately?” Accent on Achievement 2005 Summer Institute, August 10, 2005, Frederick Community College, Frederick, Maryland
“Preparing for a State Approval Visit: The Hood College Story, Presentation by Noel Farmer and Kathleen C. Bands at the Re-Assessing Assessment workshop, Maryland State Department of Education Assessment Conference, May 5th, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland
“Have You Been to the Magic Kingdom Lately?” Accent on Achievement 2004 Summer Institute, August 13 and 14, 2004, Frederick Community College, Frederick, Maryland.
“Closing the Achievement Gap: The Integration of Literacy and Technology Strategies to Impact Economically Disadvantaged Students,” Judy Ramoy Johnston, Kathleen C. Bands, Jennifer J. Bell, and Theresa Smith, Presentation at the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council Conference (SoMIRAC) Annual Meeting, March 18, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland.
“Have You Been to the Magic Kingdom Lately?” Presentation at the Workforce Development 2003 Conference, Raising the Bar: Enhancing Professional Skills, June 4th, 2003, Baltimore, Maryland.
“Have You Been to the Magic Kingdom-Four Steps to Effective Project Management.” Presentation at the Annual DE-MD-DC Division Meeting of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), May 17, 2002, Hagerstown, Maryland.
“Have You Been to the Magic Kingdom Lately?” Accent on Achievement 2002 Summer Institute, August 12, 2002, Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland.
“The Impact of Inter- and Intra-Institutional Partnerships to Improve Quality Pre-service Teacher Education Programs,” Presentation by Marie Finn, Kathleen C. Bands and Frank Sweeney, Maryland Association of Teacher Education (MATE), Annual Meeting (MATE), May 5, 2000.
“Developing an Interactive Student Leadership Model,” Presentation by Kathleen C. Bands and Sara Waldron at the Association of College Union International (ACUI) Annual Meeting, November 9, 2000, Reston, Virginia.
“The Hallmarks of a Multicultural Teaching Philosophy-Values, Vision and Mission Statement,” Presentation at the Maryland Association of Multicultural Education Annual Conference, April 10, 1999, Frederick, Maryland.
“Enhancing Partnerships Through Collaboration,” Roberta Strosnider and Kathleen C. Bands Presentation at Accent on Achievement 1999 Summer Institute, August 19, 1999, Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland.
“Have You Been to the Magic Kingdom Lately,” Presentation at the Maryland Adult Education Central Regional Professional Development Annual Conference (MAACCE), October 2, 1999.
“The Hallmarks of Effective Leadership,” Presentation at the Maryland Conference for Women of Private Colleges and Universities, December 4th, 1999.