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Profile of a Leader: Dr. Philip Fitch Vincent

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Dr. Philip Fitch Vincent brings more than 30 successful years of experience in education to his presentations, workshops, and
best-selling books. With an academic background in philosophy, religion, and psychology, Dr. Vincent received his master's degree in education from Appalachian State University in 1979 and his doctor of education degree in curriculum and instruction from North Carolina State University in 1991.

He has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in North Carolina and Alaska.  He has been a site based and building level administrator over his career.  Phil has worked throughout the United States and Canada providing over 1000 trainings and keynotes since 1995. Among his many awards are a Teaching Merit Award, a grant from the Council for Basic Education, and Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Delta Kappa induction.  In 2007 he received the Sandy McDonald Award for lifetime achievements in the area of character education.  He was also honored by the Province of Ontario during the same year.  In 2007, Phil with Doug Grove and Michael Corrigan formed, Multi-Dimensional Education, Inc. (www.mdedinc.com) . We are presently providing research and evaluation to schools, school districts and organizations concerning the effectiveness of their efforts. In 2010, Phil became a partner with Core5 After-school, an organization focused on providing support for after school providers.  You can access their materials and videos at, www.Core5Afterschool.org.

Phil has written, co-authored or edited 27 books over the last 30 years.  He was co-author with Joseph Hester of the “Philosophy for Young Thinkers” series in the 1980’s and early 90’s.  These books are still in press in the United States and Australia.  He also wrote one of the first books in the recent character education renaissance, Developing Character in Students (1994 and 1999) and added Promising Practices in Character Education, Vols. 1 & 2, Rules and Procedures, and the Gift of Character: The Chattanooga Story. More recently he has authored or co-authored:

Relationships + Rules + Routines = Results (2013)

Multi-Dimensional Education: A Common Sense Approach to Data Driven Thinking (2011) and

Restoring School Civility (2009)

The CBS News and USA Today have featured Dr. Vincent's staff development work for school civility. He has written numerous journal articles about developing character, gifted education, computer ethics, and working with at-risk students in an alternative classroom setting.

This man's passion is contagious and powerful.
 — Workshop attendee, Cooperating School Districts National Character Education Conference

Dr. Vincent's Resume

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Philip Fitch Vincent                           

366 Bella Vista Drive                                    

Boone, NC  28608                                         

(828) 355-9492                                               Education

 

Ed. D.                         North Carolina State University,        January, 1991.

Major:              Curriculum and Instruction/Middle Grades Education. 

Minor              Social and Moral Reasoning

Dissertation:    The Teaching of Ethics as a Means to Facilitate Moral Development in Gifted Adolescents.

 

M.A.                Appalachian State University             August, 1980.

Major: Gifted Education.       Minor:            Philosophy

 

             B.A.               Appalachian State University             May, 1976.

Major:  Philosophy/Religion.  Minor:             Psychology.

 

Recent Professional Work Experience

Partner (2007-present), Mded Inc. (Multi-Dimensional Education )Boone, NC.   MDed is  a research and consulting company that assists schools and school districts with data-driven diagnostic consulting and educational evaluation efforts.

Director (June 1995 –June 2009). Character Development Group, Boone, NC.

There are two components of the Character Development Group.  Character Development Consulting worked with school districts, community groups, university, state and regional organizations in providing training and evaluation of character education efforts. Character Development Publishing has published 40 books focusing on character education.  While director I worked in 40 states and Canada doing keynotes, breakout sessions, day-long trainings, panel discussions, community organization, parent and school board meetings.  I also authored or co-authored four large (7.5 million dollars) federal research grants and contributed to numerous others.

 

Project Director (July 2006 –July 2010). Director of Guilford County Schools/Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Federal Character Education Grant. 

 

Publications – Books

Corrigan, M.W., Grove, D., & Vincent, P.F. (June. 2011) Multi-dimensional education: A common sense approach to data-driven thinking. Thousand Oaks. Ca. Corwin/Sage Press.

Vincent, P.F, Wangaard, D., & Weimer, P. (2007).  Restoring school civility.     Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Publishing.

Vincent, P.F. (2003). Rules and procedures: the first step in school civility (2nd ed.).

Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Publishing.

Abourjilie, C., Frye, M.,  Lee, A.,  LeGette, H., Mitchell, M.,  Turner, G., & Vincent, P.

(2002). Character education: informational handbook and guide.  Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Vincent, P. F. Reed, N. & Register, J. (2000). The Chattanooga story: A school district

and community's efforts towards moral renewal.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Character Development Publishing.

Vincent, P.F. (1999). Developing character in students (2nd ed.).  Chapel Hill, NC:

Character Development Publishing.

Vincent, P.F. (1999). Promising practices in character education: volume 2. Chapel Hill,

NC:  Character Development Publishing.

Vincent, P.F. (1998). Rules and procedures: the first step in school civility. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Publishing.

Vincent, P.F. (1996). Promising practices in character education. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Publishing.

Vincent, P.F. (1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004). Developing character in students: a

workbook. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Publishing. (Presently in 5th edition).

Vincent, P.F. (1994). Developing character in students: a primer. Chapel Hill, NC: New

View Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989-1990). Thirteen books  (K - 8 with

3 Teacher Guides) in the "Philosophy for Young Thinkers Series."  The books reflect a sequential developmental approach in teaching for thinking. New York. Trillium Press and (1995) in Australia. Hawker-Brownlow Educational Press.  All books are still in publication.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989). About me: grade k. Monroe, NY: Trillium Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989). Living together: grade 1. Monroe, NY: Trillium

Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989). My expanding world: grade 2. Monroe, NY:

Trillium Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989). But I’m different: grade 3. Monroe, NY: Trillium

Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989).  The human community: grade 4. Monroe, NY:

Trillium Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989). The great experiment: grade 5. Monroe, NY:

Trillium Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989). The global village: grade 6. Monroe, NY: Trillium

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1990). Human configurations: middle grades 1. Monroe,

NY: Trillium Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1990).  Beat him when he sneezes: middle grade 2. Monroe, NY: Trillium Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1990). Wrong think/non-think: middle grade 3. Monroe,

NY: Trillium Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989). Teacher guide: grade K-2. Monroe, NY: Trillium

Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1989). Teacher guide: grade 3-6. Monroe, NY: Trillium

Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1990). Teacher guide: middle grades. Monroe, NY:

Trillium Press.

Hester, J. P. & Vincent, P. F. (1987). Philosophy for young thinkers (2nd ed). New York:

Trillium Press.

Vincent, P. F., & Kemnitz,  T. (1986). Computer ethics. New York: Trillium Press.

Hester, J. P., Vincent, P. F., Stahl, R. & Stahl, R. (1983). Philosophy for young thinkers.

New York: Trillium Press.

Recent Book Chapters and Contributions

 

Vincent, P.F. and Grove, D. (2012). Character education.  In M. Corrigan, A. Higgins and P. Brown (Eds), The Handbook of Prosocial Education, New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

Corrigan, M.W., Vincent, P. F., & Hall, S. D. (2012). The core five essentials: A prosocial application in after-school settings. Brown, P. M., Corrigan, M. W., & Higgins-D'Allesandro, A. (Eds.). The Handbook of    Prosocial Education, New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

Vincent P.F. et. all. (2010)  The Rural character education initiative.  West Virginia Department of Education. 

Vincent, P.F. et. al.  (2008) Character education by design: a blueprint for successful district and school initiatives Baltimore: Maryland Department of Education (I wrote the introduction as well as various other sections of the book).

Recent Proceedings, Journals and Newsletters and Forwards

Vincent, P.F. (2009) Forward to Keep it simple, make it real by Jan Olsson. Thousand Oaks, CA:             Corwin Press.                                          

Corrigan, M. Grove, D., Vincent, P., Chapman, P. & Walls, R. (2007)   The importance of  multidimensional baseline measurements to assessment of integrated character education models. Journal of Research in Character Education. Vol. 5. n. 2.

 

Significant Federal Research Grants

 

2006. Guilford County/Winston Salem/Forsyth County Middle School Grant. Co-author and director of a 1.7 million dollar grant from the US Department of Education – Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools to quantitatively and qualitatively assess how middle school students grow socially and morally based on various interventions. 

2005. West Virginia Character Education Grant – Contributor and facilitator.  In collaboration with the West Virginia Department of Education , I co-authored a 1.9 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education – Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools to longitudinally study character development in  grades K-12 involving four rural experimental schools and their communities and four control schools and their communities over 4 years.

2002.  Charlotte/Mecklenburg Character Education Grant –author and lead facilitator.  In collaboration with Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, NC, I authored a 2.1 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education – Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools  to longitudinally study how 25 schools worked to develop their own character education program based on their measured social and academic needs.

1995.  North Carolina Character Education Grant – Co-author and trainer.  In collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, I co-authored a 750,000 dollar grant from the U.S. Department Education – Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools to develop curriculum resources and to help address character education within the “ethos” or life of the schools.

 

 

Recent Significant Keynotes, Addresses and Trainings

 

Over the last 15 years I have done over 1000 trainings, keynotes and multi-day consulting efforts with schools, school districts and state departments of public instruction throughout the United States and Canada on multi topics including but not limited to: utilizing and organizing data to make positive change in schools, character education, multi-dimensional education and civil schools. Notations and references available upon request.

Noteworthy Awards

November 2007.  Sandy McDonald Award.  Given for lifetime contributions to the field of character education based on research, writings and school and community contributions. National Character Education Partnership.  Washington, DC.

November 2007. Outstanding Achievement Award – National Canadian Character Education Conference for trainings and assistance in helping Ontario Province develop comprehensive character education guidelines.

March 2003.  Groundbreaker in Character Education Award.  North Carolina Character Education Conference. Greensboro, NC.

1989.  Selected as one of fourteen Council of Basic Education Humanities Fellows to serve on the Steering Committee for the National Network of 1200 CBE Fellows for Independent Study in the Humanities. Worked with others to develop and edit foundation work, Masterworks: Promising Practices in Humanities Education. Helped plan national conference on "multi-cultural" education - held in Washington, D.C. in 1990.

1989.  Recipient of a grant from the Council for Basic Education for Independent Study in the Humanities.

1987.  Inducted into Phi Delta Kappa. Capital Area. Raleigh, NC.

1986. Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. North Carolina State University Chapter. Raleigh, NC.

1983.  Recipient of Alaska Teaching Merit Award for "History and Philosophy of Science". Valdez High School. Valdez, AK.

 

References

Lucy Frontera Ph.D. Director of Ohio Partners in Character Education.  1169 Dublin Road.  Columbus, Ohio.  Work  (614)-486-6531. Email: frontera@pipeline.com

Douglas Grove Ph.D. Director of Graduate School Education: Department of Education.  Vanguard University. 55 Fair Drive.  Costa Mesa, Ca.  92726  work: (714) 556-3610 ext 3300.  Email: dgrove@vanguard.edu

 

Michael Corrigan Ed.D. Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Human Development. Department of Educational Foundations and Technology.  Marshall University  25755.  ((304) 696-2961. Email: Corrigan@marshall.edu

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