Thomas Farmer's Profile
- Member Name:
- Thomas Farmer
- Member Since:
- October 23, 2008
- Last Logged in:
- October 23, 2008
A few words about me...
Tom Farmer received his B.A. in Philosophy from the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an Associate Professor of Special Education and a Fellow of the Children, Youth, and Family Consortium at Pennsylvania State University and he is also Director of the National Research Center on Rural Education Support. Dr Farmer’s research focuses on classroom and school social dynamics. He has been principal investigator of several federally funded studies that examine linkages between children’s social relations and aggressive behavior and that involve the development and evaluation of interventions to create supportive classroom social contexts. Related publications and presentations can be found at http://www.nrcres.org/Articles.htm.
Farmer, T.W., Estell, D.B., Hall, C.M., Pearl, R., Van Acker, R., & Rodkin, P.C. (in press). Interpersonal Competence Configurations, Behavior Problems, and Social Adjustment in Preadolescence. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Farmer, T.W., Irvin, M.J., Sgammato, Dadisman, K., & Thompson, J. H. (in press). Interpersonal competence configurations in rural Appalachian fifth graders: Academic achievement and associated adjustment factors. Elementary School Journal.
Estell, D. B., Farmer, T. W., Pearl, R., Van Acker, R., & Rodkin, P. C. (2008). Social status and aggressive and disruptive behavior in girls: Individual, group, and classroom influences. Journal of School Psychology, 46, 193-212.
Estell, D. B., Jones, M. H., Pearl, R. A., Van Acker, R., Farmer, T. W.,& Rodkin, P. R. (2008). Peer groups, popularity, and social preference: Trajectories of social functioning among students with and without learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 41, 5-14.
Estell, D. B., Farmer. T. W., & Cairns, B. D. (2007). Bullies and victims in rural African American youth: Individual characteristics and social network placement. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 145-159.