Leo Sandy

Professor of Counselor Education and School Psychology

Phone: (603) 535-3119
E-mail: lsandy@plymouth.edu


I have been teaching at PSU since 1996 and before that I was at Rivier College for 25 years (12 FT, 13 PT). I was a school psychologist for Lowell, MA Schools for 9 years and for several New Hampshire school districts. I am a U.S. Navy, Vietnam era veteran and member of Veterans for Peace. I have also been a columnist for the Laconia Daily Sun. I am a volunteer parent educator for the NH Department of Corrections. I am married and have two adult children and one grandchild.

Degrees and Education
  • EdD, Human Development and Education, Boston University
  • EdM, Counselor Education and School Psychology, Boston University
  • BA in Psychology, UMass at Boston
  • Nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP)

Research Interests
  • Moral development
  • Peace education
  • Self-esteem
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Human development
  • Parenting

Recent Publications
  • A Tribute to School Counselors in Connections, New Hampshire School Counselor Association, Vol 17, No. 1, February 2012
  • Developing an Ethic of Care, NHASP Protocol Vol. 27, Issue 4, 2009
  • Teen Suicide, NHASP Protocol, Vol. 27, Issue 3, 2009
  • CurricularInnovations: Self and Society, The Peace Chronicle, by Leo R. Sandy and Ray Perkins, Spring-Summer 2009
  • Educating for Global Citizenship, The International Journal of Diversity, in Organizations, Communities & Nations, Vol. 9, 2009
  • Promoting Parent Involvement in Assessment, NHASP Protocol, Winter 2009
  • The Role of Higher Education in Promoting a Culture of Peace by Scott R. Meyer and Leo R. Sandy, Academic Leader, 2007
  • Education in Finland, The New Hampshire Journal of Learning, Vol 10, April 2007
  • Beyond Patriotism in the New Millennium: Creating a New Vision for Education.The International Journal of Learning. Vol. 10, 2862-2872, 2004
  • The Nature of Peace. The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution, 2002

Conference Presentations
  • Presented a workshop My Journey Toward Tolerance and Solidarity. Culture of Peace Conference on Advancing Understanding, Tolerance and Solidarity. Keene State College. 2012
  • Presented a workshop Testimonies from Anonymous Exit Interviews of the Pakistani Leadership Institute Participants as part of a panel presentation on Facilitating Cross Cultural Encounters. Culture of Peace Conference. Keene State College. 2012
  • Co-Presented on Educating for Global Citizenship. Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Riga, Latvia. 2009
  • Presented on Developing Family-School-Community Partnerships. International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. Boston, MA. 2007
  • Co-presented Promoting a Culture of Peace in Higher Education. Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference on Who Speaks for the Common Good?. Manhattan College, New York City. 2006
  • Co-presented Beyond Patriotism in the New Millennium: Creating a New Vision for Education. Literacy & Education Conference on Learning. Cojimar Pedagogical Convention Center, Havana, Cuba. 2004
  • Co-presented Beyond Patriotism in the New Millennium: Creating a New Vision for Education. Literacy & Education Conference on Learning. Institute of Learning of the University of London. 2003
  • Co-presented Beyond Patriotism in the New Millennium: Creating a New Vision for Education Conference of the Association of General and Liberal Studies. Louisville, Kentucky. 2002
  • Co-presented Promoting Peaceful Classrooms and Schools. Meeting of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS). in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2002

Awards and Distinctions
  • Distinguished Graduate Teacher of the Year, Plymouth State University, 2011
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005
  • Service Learning Professor of the Year, Plymouth State College, 2001
  • Inducted into Phi Delta Kappa, 1997

Associations, Boards, and Committees
  • American Counseling Assocation, 2010
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2010
  • Counselors for Social Justice, 2010
  • Northern New England Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2008
  • Southern Poverty Law Center, 2003
  • International Alliance of Teacher Scholars, Inc., 2000
  • Parent Leadership Exchange: Institute for Responsive Education, 2000
  • Phi Delta Kappa Board Member, 1997
  • Peace and Justice Studies Association, 1995
  • Veterans for Peace, Inc., 1990
  • New Hampshire Peace Action, 1989
  • National Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1988

Courses Taught
  • Advanced Human Development
  • Critical Issues in Schools
  • Foundations and Multicultural Aspects of Parenting
  • Counseling Theories
  • Assessment and Consultation
  • Foundations of School Psychology
  • Social/Emotional/Behavioral Assessment
  • Building a Civil Society
  • Philosophical Aspects of War and Peace