Major in Psychology - Child Life

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Health Professions
and Education

Psychology-Child Life Major


Dr. Patrice W. Hallock , Ph.D.

Dean School of HPE

Phone: (315) 792-3452
Office: 230 White Hall


Dr. Patrice Hallock, Professor of Education, is the Department Chair for Educator Preparation and Psychology-Child Life at Utica College. She studied social studies secondary education at State University College, Oneonta, NY, and at Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH. Dr. Hallock studied early childhood special education at the University of Tennessee and at the University of New Hampshire, where she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She teaches courses on inclusion, diversity, childhood special education methods, and early intervention classes in the Education Program and for Psychology-Child Life.

Dr. Hallock has extensive experience working with families who have very young children with special needs and whose lives are impacted by factors associated with poverty. She is an educational anthropologist whose research interests include poverty and disability, inclusive educational practices, family advocacy, and infant mental health. She has published in Zero to Three and has authored a book, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (2009), based on research with families in Early Head Start. She has presented to professional early childhood audiences nationally, statewide, and locally.


Patrice W. Hallock, Ph.D.
Chair, Educator Preparation & Psych-Child Life
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