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Biography

Robert Strom is Professor of Educational Leadership and Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton College of

Education at Arizona State University. He is a graduate of Macalester College (B.S), University of

Minnesota (M.A), University of Michigan (Ph.D) and postdoctoral fellowship from Cambridge University

in England.

Research and Development

Bob’s goals are to support the improvement of education at all age levels. These purposes are met by (1)

designing instruments to evaluate achievement, detect learning needs, assess the effects of intervention; and

(2) prepare curriculum to improve performance of students, teachers, and parents. He has published five

commercial measurement instruments that include the online Teamwork Skills Inventory (2010) for

adolescents and adults and the Parent Success Indicator (2009) for parents and adolescents. Bob was

chosen to receive three Fulbright Research Scholar awards with assignments to University of Stockholm,

Sweden, University of the Philippines, Manila, and Canberra University in Australia. Other research

recognitions are Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Scholar at Waseda University in Tokyo, North

Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Scholar at the University of Ankara, Turkey, and Reimers Scholar at

University of Munich, Germany. Overseas grants have been provided by the governments of Australia,

China, Japan, Sweden, and Taiwan. Private foundation support has come from Hitachi, Mitsui, Nakayama,

and Tokushima.

At Arizona State Bob has been recipient of the Outstanding Mentor award from the Graduate College and

the Outstanding Research Award from the Alumni Foundation. Both awards are given annually to one

member of the university faculty. Funding sources for domestic studies have been the Ford Foundation,

General Mills Foundation, Motorola , McKee Corporation, Rockefeller Foundation , Sears Foundation,

Samaritan Health Foundation, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and U.S. Department of Education.

Publishing and Teaching

Bob is the author of 30 books and over 350 articles in journals and chapters of books on learning through

the lifespan. His recent books are Adult Learning and Relationships (2011), Parenting Young Children

(2010), and Adolescents in the Internet Age (2009). He began teaching in public schools of St. Paul and

Detroit. Recognitions for classroom performance are the President’s Teaching Award at Ohio State

University, Danforth Foundation Teaching Scholar, Commonwealth Scholar at University of Melbourne,

Australia, United Nations Scholar at the University of Hong Kong, China, and Paul Torrance Distinguished

Lecturer, University of Georgia.

Professional and Community Service

At Arizona State Bob has chaired the university promotion and tenure committee, chaired the honorary

doctoral degrees committee, and chaired adult development and aging committee. He has served five terms

in the university senate. Bob has demonstrated community service as board chairman for Maricopa County

Retired Senior Volunteers Program. This federal project places and monitors over 1,000 volunteers a month

helping in nonprofit agencies. The free courses he has given for parents and grandparents in the valley have

been recognized by coverage in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, U.S.A. Today, and television at

Good Morning America, CBS News, and NBC Today. Bob has served on many editorial boards for

journals of education and psychology.

Publications
  • Robert Strom. Too busy to play?. Parenting Gifted Children (2011).
  • Robert Strom & Paris Strom. A paradigm for intergenerational learning. Handbook of Lifelong Learning (2011).
  • Robert Strom & P Strom. Personal goals and global awareness of American community college women regarding parenthood. Community College Journal of Research and Practice (2010).
  • Robert Strom, P. Strom, C. Wing & T. Beckert. Adolescent learning and the Internet: Implications for school leadership and student engagement in learning. The Education Digest (2010).
  • Paris Strom & Robert Strom. Teamwork Skills Inventory. (2010).
  • Robert Strom & Paris Strom. Parenting Young Children. (2010).
  • Robert Strom and Paris Strom. Cheating in middle school and high school. Kaleidoscope: Contemporary and Classic Readings in Education (2010).
  • Robert Strom, P. Strom, C. Wing, & T. Beckert. Adolescent learning and the Internet: Implications for school leadership and student engagement in learning. NASSP Bulletin (2009).
  • Paris Strom & Robert Strom. Adolescents in the Internet Age. (2009).
  • Paris Strom & Robert Strom. Parent Success Indicator. (2009).
  • Robert Strom & Paris Strom. Improving American Schools: Perceptions of adults and students. Teaching and Learning:; International Best Practice (2008).
  • P Strom & Robert Strom. Cheating in middle school and high school. The Educational Forum (2007).
  • Robert Strom & Paris Strom. New Directions for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Learning and Teaching for the Twenty First Century (2007).
  • M McGovern, L Ladd, Robert Strom. Online Assessment of Grandmother Experience in Raising Grandchildren. Educational Gerontology (2006).
  • Robert Strom, P Strom. Parents and children watching television together. Journal of Child Science (2006).
  • T Beckert, Robert Strom, P Strom. Black and white fathers of early adolescents: A cross cultural approach to curriculum development for parent education. North American Journal of Psychology (2006).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Cyberbullying by adolescents: A preliminary assessment. The Educational Forum (2005).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Minimizing cyberbullying. Kappa Delta Pi online, Teacher Resources, Resources by Topic Ideas to go (2005).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Parent-Child relationships in early adulthood: College students living at home. Community College Journal of Research and Practice (2005).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. When teens turn bullies. The Education Digest (Issue: Creating Great School Climate) (2005).
  • Robert Strom, P Strom. Cheating in Schools. Journal of Child Science (2005).
  • Robert Strom, S Heeder, P Strom. Performance of Black Grandmothers: Perceptions of Three Generations of Females. Educational Gerontology (2005).
  • T Beckert, Robert Strom, P Strom, C Yang, Y Shen. The success of Taiwanese mothers in guiding adolescents. Adolescence (2005).
  • T Beckert, Robert Strom, P Strom, C Yang, Y Shen. The success of Taiwanese mothers in guiding adolescents. Family Therapy (2005).
  • Strom, Robert D (Author) ,Strom, P (Author) . Teaching through play and respecting the motivation of preschoolers. FOCUS ON CURRICULUM: RESEARCH ON SOCIOCULTURAL INFLUENCES ON MOTIVATION AND LEARNING (2005).
  • Strom, Robert D (Author) ,Strom, S (Author) . Parent Success Indicator. THE MENTAL MEASUREMENTS YEARBOOK (2005).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Bullied by a Mouse. Journal of Child Science (2004).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Entitlement: The coming debate on higher education. The Educational Forum (2004).
  • Robert Strom, P Strom, S Strom, Y Shen, T Beckert. Black, Hispanic and White American Mothers of Adolescents: Construction of a National Standard. Adolescence (2004).
  • Robert Strom, T Carter, K Schmidt. African-Americans in senior settings: On the need for educating grandparents. Educational Gerontology (2004).
  • T Beckert, P Strom, Robert Strom, C Yang, N Huang, Y Lin. Parent expectations of young children in Taiwan. Early Childhood Research and Practice (2004).
  • L Buki, T Ma, Robert Strom, S Strom. Chinese immigrant mothers of adolescents: Self-perception of acculturation effects on parenting. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2003).
  • P Strom, D Van Marche, T Beckert, Robert Strom, S Strom, D Griswold. The success of Caucasian mothers in guiding adolescents. Adolescence (2003).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Teacher-parent communication reforms. Journal Child Research Net (2003).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Uniting adolescent support systems for safe learning environments. The Educational Forum (2003).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. What is the student role in assessment of cooperative learning?. Journal Child Research Net (2003).
  • Strom, Robert D (Author) ,Strom, S (Author) . Parent As A Teacher Inventory, Parent Success Indicator, and Grandparent Strengths and Needs Inventory. TESTS; A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE FOR ASSESSMENTS IN PSYCHOLOGY, EDUCATION AND BUSINESS (2003).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Overcoming limitations of cooperative learning among community college students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice (2002).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Personal digital assistants and pagers: A model for parent collaboration in school discipline. Journal of Family Studies (2002).
  • P Strom, Robert Strom. Teacher-parent communication reforms. The High School Journal (2002).
  • Robert Strom. The grandparent role in giving and seeking advice. Parenting for High Potential (2002).
  • Robert Strom. Too busy to play? Parenting for High Potential. National Association for Gifted Children (2002).
  • Robert Strom, J Dohrmann, P Strom, D Griswold, T Beckert, S Strom, E Moore, K Nakagawa. African American mothers of adolescents: Perceptions of two generations. Youth and Society (2002).
  • Robert Strom, P Strom. Changing the rules: Education for creative thinking. Journal of Creative Behavior (2002).
  • Robert Strom, P Strom. Parent and adolescent relationships in Japan and the United States. Journal of Family Studies (2002).
  • Robert Strom, T Beckert, P Strom, S Strom, D Griswold. Evaluating the success of Caucasian fathers in guiding adolescents. Adolescence (2002).
  • Paris Strom & Robert Strom. Interpersonal Intelligence Inventory. (2002).
  • Strom, Robert D (Author) . Changing the rules: Education for creative thinking. THE FUTURE OF CREATIVITY (2002).
  • Robert Strom. Parent and adolescent relationships in Japan and the United States. Journal Child Research Net (2001).
  • Robert Strom. Parent-child play. Journal Child Research Net (2001).
  • Robert Strom. The link between child and parent development. Journal Child Research Net (2001).
  • Robert Strom, H Amukamara, P Strom, T Beckert, S Strom, D Griswold. Strengths and learning needs of African American fathers. Journal of Family Studies (2001).
  • Robert Strom, J Dohrmann, P Strom, D Griswold, T Beckert, S Strom. African American mothers of adolescents. The Journal of Intercultural Studies (2001).
  • Robert Strom, J Dohrmann, P Strom, D Griswold, T Beckert, S Strom. Maternal guidance of adolescents: An African American perspective. Journal of Family Studies (2001).
  • Strom, Robert D (Author) ,Strom, S (Author) ,Strom, P (Author) ,Makino, K (Author) ,Morishima, Y (Author) . Perceived parenting success of mothers in Japan. RESEARCH ON SOCIOCULTURAL INFLUENCES ON MOTIVATION AND LEARNING, VOLUME 1 (2001).
  • Robert Strom, H Amukamara, S Strom, T Beckert, E Moore, P Strom, D Griswold. African-American fathers: Perceptions of two generations. Journal of Adolescence (2000).
  • Robert Strom, H Amukamara, S Strom, T Beckert, P Strom, D Griswold. Parenting success of African American fathers. Journal of Research and Development in Education (2000).
  • Robert Strom, S Strom. Intergenerational learning and family harmony. Educational Gerontology (2000).
  • Robert Strom, S Strom. Meeting the challenge of raising grandchildren. International Journal of Aging and Human Development (2000).
  • Robert Strom, S Strom, P Strom, K Makino, Y Morishima. Parent development in Japan. Scientia Paedagogica Experimentalis (2000).
  • Robert Strom, S Strom, P Strom, K Makino, Y Morishima. Perceived parenting success of mothers in Japan. Journal of Family Studies (2000).
  • Strom, Robert D (Author) . Parents and grandparents as teachers. ON THE EDGE AND KEEPING ON THE EDGE (2000).
  • Strom, Robert D (Author) ,Strom, S (Author) . Goals for grandparents and support groups. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN: THEORETICAL, EMPIRICAL, AND CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES (2000).
  • Robert Strom & Shirley Strom. Parent Success Indicator. (1997).
  • Robert Strom. Parent As A Teacher Inventory. (1995).
  • Robert Strom & Shirley Strom. Achieving Grandparent Potential:Viewpoints on Building Intergenerational Relationships. (1993).
  • Robert Strom & Shirley Strom. Grandparent Strengths and Needs Inventory. (1993).
  • Robert Strom & Shirley Strom. Achieving Grandparent Potential: A Guidebook for Building Intergenerational Relationships. (1992).
  • Robert Strom & Shirley Strom. Becoming a Better Grandparent: A Guidebook for Strengthening the Family. (1991).
  • Robert Strom & Shirley Strom. Becoming a Better Grandparent: Viewpoints on Strengthening the Family. (1991).
  • Robert Strom & Shirley Strom. Grandparent Education: A Guide for Leaders. (1991).
Research Activity
Presentations
  • Strom, Robert. American Association of Behavioral and Social Science, Cheating in Middle School and High School. Las Vegas (Feb 2006).
  • Strom, Robert. American Association of Behavioral and Social Science, Polling Adolescents to Improve Learning. Las Vegas (Feb 2006).
  • Strom, Robert. American Association of Behavioral and Social Science, Observational Tools for Assessment of Team Skills and Social Maturity in Adolescents. Las Vegas (Feb 2005).
  • Strom, Robert. Electronic Intimidation of Adolescents: Bullied by a Mouse. American Association of Behavioral and Social Science, Las Vegas (Feb 2005).
  • Strom, Robert. Respecting Student Perceptions in Assessment of Cooperative Learning. American Educational Research Association, San Diego (Apr 2004).
  • Strom, Robert. Parent and Child Relationships: The Creative Thinking Process. Arizona State University, College of Education, Tempe, Arizona (Mar 2004).
  • Strom, Robert. Entitlement: The Coming Debate on Higher Education. American Association of Behavioral and Social Science, Las Vegas (Feb 2004).
  • Strom, Robert. Student Evaluation of Cooperative Learning: The Interpersonal Intelligence Inventory. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL (Apr 2003).
  • Strom, Robert. A Model for Uniting Social Support Systems and Communication Technology to Create Safe School Environments for Adolescent Learning. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL (Apr 2003).
  • Strom, Robert. Establishing Norms for American Parents. American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas (Feb 2003).
  • Strom, Robert. Improving Adolescent Learning and School Safety Through Collaboration. American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas (Feb 2003).
  • Strom, Robert. Instrumentation for the Evaluation of Cooperative Learning. American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas (Feb 2003).
  • Strom, Robert. Cooperative Learning. Arizona Educational Research Association, Tempe, Arizona (Oct 2002).
  • Strom, Robert. Parent and adolescent relationships in Japan and the United States. Waseda University and Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan (Apr 2001).
  • Strom, Robert. Maternal performance perceptions of American and Japanese adolescents and parents. Hitachi Education Forum, Tokyo
  • Strom, Robert, Buki, L, Ma, P. Parenting self-perceptions and acculturation: Chinese immigrant mothers of adolescents. American Psychological Association Division 7 Developmental Psychology, Chicago
Service
  • State of Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board First Things First, Advisory committee for health, early learning & family support/literacy (2008 - 2015)
  • The Education Digest, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Editorial board (2008 - 2015)
  • Scholastic Testing Service Board of Measurement, Chicago, Illinois, Board member (2007 - 2015)
  • International Journal of Educational Gerontology, Washington, DC, Editorial Board (2005 - 2015)
  • Benesse Corporation Child Science Research Net of Asia, Advisory Board (2000 - 2015)