Lorette M. McWilliams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Human Services

508-767-7638 Kennedy Building - Room 107E

Degrees Earned

BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

M.Ed., University of Massachusetts at Boston

CAGS, University of Massachusetts at Boston

Ph.D., Lesley University


Courses Taught at Assumption

Professional Orientation to Counseling

Psychology of Learning and Motivation

Consultation and Collaboration: School, Family, and Community

Behavior Intervention and Assessment

Pre-practicum in School Counseling

Clinical Practicum and Seminar

Advanced Clinical Practicum and Seminar



2019 Caspe, M., & McWilliams, L., in collaboration with Early Learning Lab and National Center for Families Learning.(February, 2019).5 Benefits of Human-Centered Design Thinking for Family Engagement. Retrieved from https://globalfrp.org/Articles/5-Benefits-of-Human-Centered-Design-Thinking-for-Family-Engagement

2017 Weiss, H. B., Caspe, M., Lopez, M.E., & McWilliams, L. (2017, April). Ideabook: Libraries for Families. Retrieved from https://globalfrp.org/Articles/Ideabook-Libraries-for-Families

2016 Lopez, M. E., Caspe, M., & McWilliams, L. (2016, August). Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement. Retrieved from https://archive.globalfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/public-libraries-a-vital-space-for-family-engagement

2016 McWilliams, L. (2016, June). How to Grow a Framework: Lessons From California. Retrieved from https://archive.globalfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/how-to-grow-a-framework-lessons-from-california

2015 McWilliams, L. & Patton, C. (2015). How to Share Data With Families. Educational Leadership, 46-49.

2015 McWilliams, L. (2015, December). Pipe Cleaners and Popsicle Sticks: Making Ideas Visible. Retrieved from https://archive.globalfrp.org/publications-resources/publications-series/human-centered-design/pipe-cleaners-and-popsicle-sticks-making-ideas-visible

1998  Arnold, D., McWilliams, L., & Arnold, E.H. (1998). Teacher Discipline and Child Misbehavior in Day Care: Untangling Causality with Correlational Data. Developmental Psychology, 34(2),276 – 287.