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Carey Addison Stone III
Regents' Proceedings 18

Carey Addison Stone III, Ph.D., professor of education and director in the School of Education, will retire from active faculty status on July 31, 2012.

Professor Stone received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1970, his M.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1971, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1976. He served on the faculty of the University of Houston from 1975-77 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Psychosocial Studies from 1977-78. He joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1978, where he served as director of the Inter-departmental Graduate Program on Language and Cognition (1985-92) and head of the Program in Learning Disabilities, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (1992-2000). Professor Stone joined the University of Michigan faculty as a professor in 2000, and served as director of the Graduate Studies in the Educational Studies Program (2004 -05) and chair of the Educational Studies Program (2005-12).

Professor Stone is an applied developmental psychologist whose research interests include language and learning disabilities, and the social context of typical and atypical development. His current research is focused on factors influencing variations in parental structuring of their child's homework activity, including parental perceptions of their child's needs and parents' attributions for their child's successes and failures. He is also engaged in analyses of the reading progress of at-risk children in Reading First classrooms. Professor Stone teaches courses on atypical cognitive and social development, and on the theoretical foundations of literacy research and practice. He also teaches an advanced seminar on the legacy of Vygotsky in educational theory and research, and a professional development seminar for first-year doctoral students.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Carey Addison Stone III professor emeritus of education.