Mick Coleman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia (UGA). He developed and has taught for over a decade a course on Families, Schools, and Communities in the undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary teacher training programs at UGA. During this same time period, he has also supervised undergraduate and Master-level student teachers in the public schools. Other courses taught by Dr. Coleman have included Classroom Behavior Management, Family Development, Family Policy, Parent Education and Child Guidance, Introduction to Child Development, and Marriage and Family Problems. In addition, Dr. Coleman has served as the coordinator of the human service internship program in his department for two decades. He also served as coordinator of the legislative internship program in his college for almost a decade.In addition to his published scholarly work and grant-funded projects related to family involvement, Dr. Coleman has made state, national, and international presentations on the same topic. This included a 2001 keynote address before the Association for Early Childhood Educators in the Republic of Singapore. Teaching recognitions have included Teacher of the Year from his college in 1997 and Educator of the Year from the Georgia Association on Young Children in 2004.
Mick Coleman (Ph.D., The University of Georgia), Professor at The University of Georgia, retired from the Department of Human Development and Family Science in 2012.nbsp; Dr. Coleman's book originated from his involvement in an interdisciplinary teacher training program at the University of Georgia. His duties in this program included teaching the course "Families, Schools and Communities" and supervising student teachers in the public schools. Dr. Coleman has published journal articles, books and training manuals related to family-teacher partnerships.nbsp; He has also made presentations on this topic at regional, national and international meetings.