James Frabutt

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Contact information

James M. Frabutt
Concurrent Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Faculty, the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program
Alliance for Catholic Education
107 Carole Sandner Hall
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556
574-631-5763

jfrabutt@nd.edu

www.nd.edu/~jfrabutt

Degrees

B.A., psychology and Italian, University of Notre Dame, 1995

M.S., human development and family studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998

Ph.D., human development and family studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000

Honors/awards

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, School of Human Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000

Invited participant, International Association of Chiefs of Police/Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (U.S. Department of Justice) National Policy Summit on Offender Reentry, 2006

Featured SynerG profile (June) highlighting young professionals in Greensboro; www.synerg.org/memberprofiles.html, 2006

Educational research interests

Teacher and administrator action research, delinquency and violence prevention in schools, children’s mental health

Current educational studies

Developing an action research guidebook for Catholic school leaders

Select publications

Frabutt, J. M., Cabaniss, E. R., Kendrick, M. H., & Arbuckle, M. B. (2008). A community-academic collaboration to reduce disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement,12(3), 5-22.

Frabutt, J. M., Nuzzi, R. J., Hunt, T. C., & Solic, M. A. (2008). A ten-year retrospective review of Catholic educational research. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 11(4), 428-441.

Frabutt, J. M., Di Luca, K. L., & Graves, K. N. (2008). Envisioning a juvenile justice system that supports positive youth development. Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy, 22(1), 107-125.

Nuzzi, R. J., Frabutt, J. M., & Holter, A. C. (2008). Faith, finances, and the future: The Notre Dame study of U.S. pastors. Notre Dame, IN: Alliance for Catholic Education Press.

Frabutt, J. M., Holter, A. C., & Nuzzi, R. J. (2008). Research, action, and change: Leaders reshaping Catholic schools. Notre Dame, IN: Alliance for Catholic Education Press.

Bio

Prof. James Frabutt is a faculty member in the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program in the Alliance for Catholic Education, an innovative research-based administrative degree program that forms, educates, and supports selected Catholic school teachers to continue their service to K-12 schools through administrative preparation. In 2006, the program received degree-granting status and now offers a Master of Arts in Educational Administration. Frabutt teaches the action research sequence in the master’s program, emphasizing classroom-, school-, and parish-based strategic inquiry designed and conducted by practicing educators and administrators.

He previously served as deputy director of the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Prior to that, he was the director of the Division for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Aggression at the Center for the Study of Social Issues at UNCG. Frabutt led an action research approach to violence reduction and community safety as the research partner for the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort in the Middle District of North Carolina. His research and practice efforts have centered on the mental health needs of court-involved youth, university-community partnerships, and the impact of multiple contexts on adolescent development.

Contact Information

frabutt James M. Frabutt
Senior Advisor
300 Main
574.631.3055
jfrabutt@nd.edu
http://www.nd.edu/~jfrabutt

Department/affiliation

Office of Provost; Faculty, Remick Leadership Program

Degrees

Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998
B.A., Psychology & Italian, University of Notre Dame, 1995

Research interests

Teacher and administrator action research; safe and supportive schools; children’s mental health and wellness; Community-university engagement

Select publications

Frabutt, J. M. (2013). Beyond academics: Supporting the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of students in Catholic schools. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Nuzzi, R. J., Holter, A. C., & Frabutt, J. M. (2013). Striving for balance, steadfast in faith: The Notre Dame study of U.S. Catholic elementary school principals. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Nuzzi, R. J., Frabutt, J. M., & Holter, A. C. (2012). Building assets: The strategic use of closed Catholic schools. Notre Dame, IN: Alliance for Catholic Education.

Holter, A. C., & Frabutt, J. M. (2011). Action research in Catholic schools: A step-by-step guide for practitioners (2nd edition). Notre Dame, IN: Alliance for Catholic Education Press.

Articles:

Lindsey, E. W., MacKinnon-Lewis, C., Frabutt, J. M., & Chambers, J. C. (2014). Cognitive attributions and emotional expectancies predict emotions in mother-adolescent interactions. Journal of Early Adolescence, online before print, DOI: 10.1177/0272431614540525

Holter, A. C., Frabutt, J. M., & Nuzzi, R. J. (2014). Leading the way: Catholic school leaders and action research. eJournal of Catholic Education in Australasia, 1(1), Article 4, available at: http://researchonline.nd.edu.au/ecea/vol1/iss1/4

MacKinnon-Lewis, C., Lindsey, E. W., Frabutt, J. M., & Chambers, J. C. (2014). Mother-adolescent conflict in African American and European American families: The role of corporal punishment, adolescent aggression, and adolescents' hostile attributions of mothers’ intent. Journal of Adolescence, 37(6), 851–861.

Frabutt, J. M., & Waldron, R. (2013). Reaching the youngest hearts and minds: Interviews with diocesan leaders regarding Catholic early childhood education. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 17(1), 5-40. Retrieved from
http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/ce/vol17/iss1/2

Frabutt, J. M., Holter, A. C., & Nuzzi, R. J. (2013). What are they saying about Catholic schools? A systematic review of the discourse on preK-12 Catholic education, 2005-2010. Journal of Research on Christian Education, 22(1), 75-96.

Hefner, M. K., Frabutt, J. M., Harvey, L. K., Di Luca, K. L., & Shelton, T. L. (2013). Resident perceptions of an overt drug elimination strategy. Journal of Applied Social Science, 7(1), 61-78.

Harvey, L. K., Di Luca, K. L., Hefner, M. K., Frabutt, J. M., & Shelton, T. L. (2013). Systematic observations of neighborhood order: Assessing the methodology in evaluating a community-based initiative. Journal of Applied Social Science, 7(1), 42-60.

Frabutt, J. M., & Speach, G. (2012). Principals’ perspectives on school mental health and wellness in U.S. Catholic elementary schools. School Mental Health: A Multidisciplinary Research and Practice Journal, 4(3), 155-169.
 

Bio

James M. Frabutt, Ph.D., serves as Senior Advisor to the Provost and is a faculty member in the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. In the Alliance for Catholic Education, Frabutt teaches in the Remick Leadership Program. He is also a Fellow in the Center for Social Concerns and a member of the University's Community Engagement Coordinating Council.

He previously served as Deputy Director of the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Frabutt brings over 15 years of experience implementing applied research/evaluation designs in classrooms, schools, academic research centers, and non-profit agencies. He has employed action-oriented, community-based research approaches to areas such as parenting and child development, delinquency prevention, school-based mental health, teacher and administrator action research, racial disparities in the juvenile justice system, and community violence reduction.

Research efforts have been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Mental Health-Education Integration Consortium. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Italian (University of Notre Dame) and masters and doctoral degrees in human development and family studies (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).