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Ellen Quart
Regents' Proceedings

Ellen Quart, Ph.D., lecturer II in psychology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, retired from active faculty status on December 31, 2022.

Dr. Quart received her B.A. (1973), M.A. (1979, 1984) and Ph.D. (1984) degrees from the University of Michigan. Dr. Quart joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1995 as an adjunct assistant professor. She was appointed LEO lecturer II in 2005.

Prior to her service at the University of Michigan, Dr. Quart served as a research neuropsychologist in the ICU at Children’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan for fourteen years, working side by side with the physicians to research, design methods for answering and to obtain funding for specific pediatric issues and ailments. During this time she supported children in this area as a consultant, focusing on reentry into the public school system and the specific needs they required, beyond those of emotional impairment and learning disabilities. Dr. Quart partnered with the Ann Arbor Public Schools, through the Michigan Mentorship Program, which she founded and has served in the role of director since 1994. The program pairs University of Michigan students with children, ages 6-19, who are failing in school. The Michigan students learn about the developmental needs of children and effective mentorship in a seminar taught by Dr. Quart, while the students simultaneously work directly with public school students. Dr. Quart has brought a critical knowledge base in special education and the neuropsychology of learning disorders to the seminar for the student mentors. The Michigan Mentorship Program has proven to be a mutually beneficial experience for both the university students and students in the public schools receiving rave reviews from teachers and administrators in Ann Arbor schools and from the university student mentors alike. Her contributions as an instructor, mentor and liaison between the Department of Psychology and the Ann Arbor Public Schools system has been invaluable.

The Regents now salute this distinguished scholar by naming Ellen Quart, lecturer II emerita in psychology.