Dr. Mark Ware


Dr. Mark Ware
Emeritus Professor

Phone # (402) 393-8162
E-mail: meware@creighton.edu

Irieri Herndon, I., McAllister, A., Moss,T., Rycek, J., & Miller, R.L. (2009). A lifetime of teaching and learning: An interview with Mark E. Ware. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 14, 44-50.

Mark Ware is professor-emeritus of psychology at Creighton University, where he began in 1965 and retired in 2008. For over 40 years of teaching, he has demonstrated an un- swerving commitment to teaching excellence.

At Bellarmine College, a small liberal arts school in Louisville, Kentucky, Mark showed an early interest in under- graduate research, conducting operant conditioning studies with rats. Mark attended Kansas State University and after two years joined the faculty at Creighton University. Some years later, he obtained his doctoral degree from United States International University and returned to Creighton.

Mark is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society. His service to the profession includes a 12 year tour of duty as associate editor for the journal, Teaching of Psychology, the only journal devoted to the teaching of psychology at all levels from pre-college to continuing education. Mark also chaired the Committee on Advising at the APA- sponsored National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology.

Mark's scholarly work includes numerous publications of empirical articles. He is particularly pleased to have had many of his students co-author publications and presentations with him. Mark has also edited several books and book chapters, mostly on teaching issues.

Among his proudest recognitions, Mark includes selection for several teaching awards including the Robert S. Daniel Award for Teaching Excellence from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2), the Award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation, as well as awards from the Nebraska Psychological Association, and Creighton University.

In 1994, Mark led a group of psychology educators in founding a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation to produce this journal. The first issue appeared in March, 1996 and has been published regularly since that time. He served as the journalís Managing Editor from its inception until his retirement last year, although as Founding Editor, he is still involved in helping articulate the ongoing vision of the journal.

Schools Attended:

United States International University, San Diego, 1970-71; Psychology, Ph.D., June, 1972.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1963-65; Psychology, M.S., January, 1966.
Bellarmine College, Louisville, 1959-63; Psychology, A.B., June, 1963.

Awards:

American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology 1996.

Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award, 1991.  Presented by the Nebraska Psychological Association.

Sears-Roebuck Foundation's 1989-90 Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. 

Outstanding Advisor Award, August 1986.  Presented by Arts Senate, College of Arts and Science, Creighton University.

Teaching Award, 1981, College/University Category.  Presented by Division Two, Teaching of Psychology, of the American Psychological Association.

Publications

Books:

Miller, R., Beins, B., Rycek, R., Ware, M., Balcetis, E., & Smith, R. (Eds.). (2008). Developing, promoting, & sustaining the undergraduate research experience in psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ware, M. E., & Johnson, D. E. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology (2nd ed., Vols. 1-3). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Ware, M. E., & Brewer, C. L. (Eds.). (1999). Handbook for teaching statistics and research methods (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Ware, M. E., & Johnson, D. E.  (Eds.). (1996). Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology (Vols. 1-3). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Ware, M. E., & Brewer, C. L. (Eds.). (1988). Handbook for teaching statistics and research methods. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Ware, M. E., & Millard, R. J. (Eds.). (1987). Handbook on student development: Advising, career development, and field placement. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Book Chapters:

Ware, M. E., & Burns, S. (2008). Student research journals. In R. Miller, B. Beins, R. Rycek, M. Ware, E. Balcetis, & R. Smith. The undergraduate research experience (pp. 253-256). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ware, M. E., & Ponec, D. L. (2002). Lifelong learning: Lessons learned. In. S. F. Davis & W. Buskist (Eds.), The teaching of psychology: Essays in honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer (pp. 259-270). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Ware, M. E. (2001). Pursuing a career with a bachelorís degree in psychology. In S. Walfish & A. K. Hess (Eds.), Succeeding in graduate school: The career guide for psychology students (pp. 11-29). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Ware, M. E. (1999). Academic advising for undergraduates. In B. Perlman, L. I. McCann, & S. H. McFadden (Eds.), Lessons learned (pp. 187-192). Washington, DC: American Psychological Society.

Ware, M. E. (1993). Developing and improving advising: Challenges to prepare students for life. In. T. V. McGovern (Ed.). Handbook for enhancing undergraduate education in psychology (pp. 47-70). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ware, M. E. (1992). Collegiate career advising: Status, antecedents, and strategies.  In A. S. Puente, J. R. Matthews, & C. L. Brewer (Eds.), Teaching psychology in America: A history (pp. 39-68). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ware, M. E. (1988). Teaching and evaluating a career development course for psychology majors. In P. J. Woods (Ed.), Is psychology for them? A guide for undergraduate advising (pp. 64-74). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Refereed Scholarly Publications:

Badura Brack, A. S., Ware, M. E., & Kestilwse, K. (2010). Taking the pulse of the undergraduate course in health psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 37, 271-275.

Isaacson, S., Susnjar, L., Sullivan, R. L., & Ware, M. E. (2004). An interview with Robin Anderson. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 9, 123-132.

Ware, M. E., Badura, A. S., & Davis, S. F. (2002). Using student scholarship to develop student research and writing skills. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 151-154.

Balcetis, E., Miller, R. L., &  Ware, M. E. (2001). An interview with Charles L. Brewer. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 6, 115-123.

Badura, A. S., Ware, M. E., Davis, S. F., & Smith, R. A. (2000). Teaching beyond the classroom: Mentoring student publications and presentations. Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 448 363).

Miller, R. L., &  Ware, M. E. (1999). A Conversation with Wilbert J. McKeachie: Involving Undergraduate Students in Research. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 4, 42-50.

Miller, R. L., &  Ware, M. E. (1999). Special Invited Article Ė A Conversation with Wilbert J. McKeachie: Involving Undergraduate Students in Research. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 4, 87-93.

Ware, M. E., Davis, S. F., & Smith, R. A.(1998). Developing students, developing faculty: Incompatible or compatible goals? Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 422 555).

Ware, M. E., Davis, S. F., & Smith, R. A. (1997). Student publications enhance teaching experimental psychology and research methods courses. Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 419 195).

Ware, M. E. (1997). Society for the Teaching of Psychology honors Charles L. Brewer. Teaching of Psychology, 24, 4-5.

Ware, M. E. (1995). Academic advising for undergraduates. APS Observer, 8 (3), 32-33, 36.

Ware, M. E. (1993). Autobiographical and biographical resources for history of psychology.  Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 364 788)

Ware, M. E. (1992). Advising in the classroom: Teaching a career development course.  Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 348585)

Ware, M. E., & Benjamin, L. T., Jr. (1991). The APA centennial and teaching history of psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 18, 136-144.

Ware, M. E., & Chastain, J. D. (1991). Developing selection skills in introductory statistics.  Teaching of Psychology, 18, 219-222.

Ware, M. E., & Chastain, J. D. (1991). Person variables contributing to success in introductory statistics. Nebraska Journal of Psychology, 1, 39-44.

Graves, J. K., & Ware, M. E. (1990). Parents' and health professionals' perceptions concerning parental stress during a child's hospitalization. Children's Health Care, 19, 37-42.

Ware, M. E., & Johns, R. L. (1990). Teaching psychology in high school: The Nebraska experience. Psychological Reports, 67, 984-986.

Ware, M. E., Kellen, R. M., Kamphaus, P. M., & Johnk, C. L. (1990). Perspectives about social workers. Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 309329)

Ware, M. E., Pusanik, R. P., & Matthews, J. R. (1989). Activities in field placement programs at different universities. Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 309 330)

Leak, G. K., & Ware, M. E. (1989). The role of name desirability in person perception. The Journal of Psychology, 123, 43-49.

Ware, M. E., & Chastain, J. D. (1989). Computer-assisted statistical analysis: A teaching innovation? Teaching of Psychology, 16, 223-228.

Matthews, J. R., & Ware, M. E. (1988). Promoting the adviser's role in undergraduate education.  College Teaching, 36, 34-36.

Ware, M. E. (1987). Advising high school students about psychology in college.  High School Psychology Teacher, 18(5), 4-6.

Ware, M. E., & Perry, N. W. (1987). Facilitating growth in a personal  development course. Psychological Reports, 60, 491-500.

Ware, M. E. (1986). Assessing students' career needs at a small private university. Teaching of Psychology, 13, 185-188.

Ware, M. E. (1985). Assessing a career development course for upper-level college students. Journal of College Student Personnel, 26, 152-155.

Ware, M. E. (1985). Innovative components in a career development program. Network, 3(3), 3.

Ware, M. E., Leak, G. K., & Perry, N. W. (1985). Life styles inventory: Evidence for its factorial validity. Psychological Reports, 56, 963-968.

Bowman, D. H., & Ware, M. E. (1984).  Assessment strategies for experiential activities in a personal development class, Teaching of Psychology. 11, 107-108.

Lupo, J. V., & Ware, M. E. (1984). Continuing education in micro-computers for academic and practicing psychologists. Teaching of Psychology. 11, 40-41.
   
Ware, M. E. (August, 1984). Developing strategies for the job search. Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 250 617)

Ware, M. E. (1984). A comprehensive program of career development for undergraduate psychology majors. NPA Forum, 24, 13-17.

Ware, M. E. (1984). Helping students to evaluate graduate areas of psychology. College Student Journal, 18, 2-11.

Ware, M. E., Millard, R. J., & Matthews, J. R.  (1984). Strategies for evaluating field-placement programs, Psychological Reports. 55, 571-578.

Ware, M.E. (1983). Assessing psychology major's career needs. Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 233 260)

Ware, M. E. (1983). Tenure revisited: A traditional perspective. Creighton University Faculty Journal, 2, 112-120.

Ware, M. E. (1982). Acknowledging the preparation of students for post graduate life. Teaching of Psychology, 9, 40-42.

Ware, M. E. (1982). Preparing students for post graduate living. Creighton University Faculty Journal, 1, 134-148.

Ware, M. E. (1982). Providing perspectives and skills for career selection. Omaha, NE: Creighton University, Department of Psychology. (ERIC  Document Reproduction Service No. ED 210 595)

Ware, M. E. (1981). Discovering history of psychology. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, IX, 95-98.

Ware, M. E. (1981). Evaluating a career development course: A two year study. Teaching of Psychology, 8, 67-71. 

Ware, M. E., & Meyer, A. E. (1981). Career versatility of the psychology major: A survey of graduates. Teaching of Psychology, 8, 12-15.

Ware, M. E., & Pogge, D. L. (1981). The relationship between career preferences and words and images, career decision making skills and sex. College Student Journal, 15, 328-334.

Ware, M. E. (1980). Antecedents of educational/career preferences and choices. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 16, 312-319.

Ware, M. E. (1980). The effectiveness of anchor characteristics on perceptual discrimination.  Journal of General Psychology, 103, 41-48.
 
Ware, M. E. (1980). Factors associated with sex differences in the career attitudes of college students. College Student Journal, 14, 373-379.

Ware, M. E., & Apprich, R. V. (1980). Variations in career cognition measures among groups of college women. Measurement and Evaluation in Guidance, 13, 179-183.

Ware, M. E., & Matthews, J. R.  (1980). Stimulating career exploration and research among undergraduates: A colloquium series. Teaching of Psychology, 7, 36-38.

Ware, M. E., & Pogge, D. L. (1980). Concomitants of certainty in career relating choices. Vocational Guidance Quarterly, 28, 322-327.

Ware, M. E., & Beischel, M. L. (1979). Career development: Evaluating a new frontier for teaching and research. Teaching of Psychology, 6, 210-213.

Ware, M. E. (1979). Use of the autobiography for personal development and as an investigative technique. Transactions of Nebraska Academy of Sciences, VII, 183-186.

Ware, M. E., Gardner, L. E., & Murphy, D. P. (1978). Team teaching Introductory Psychology as pedagogy and for faculty development. Teaching of Psychology, 5, 127-130.

Ware, M. E., & Butler, M. A. (1971). Chance: An adequate control for clairvoyant research? Psychology, 8, 44-52.

Rubin, E. D., Ware, M. E., & Helson, H. (1966). Anchor effects in pitch localization. American Journal of Psychology, 79, 458-463.