LLL Faculty: Anna Thibodeau, Ph. D.

Dr. Anna Thibodeau

Anna Thibodeau, Ph. D.

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology

Office: TH E248 Phone: (716)673-3440
Email: anna.thibodeau@fredonia.edu


Dr. Anna Thibodeau is an Associate Professor of Psychological Foundations of Education, and she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Educational Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Development, and Assessment. She earned her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where her primary research interest was in post-abortion adjustment. Before teaching at SUNY-Fredonia, Dr. Thibodeau created and managed the Niagara University Learning Partnership (NULP), a collaborative venture between the Niagara Falls City School District and Niagara University designed to support students (K-12) at risk for failure and prepare pre-service teachers to work more effectively with high risk, multiple needs learners. She also coordinated the Community Based Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (CBAPP) of Niagara County. Early in her career she taught Biology and Health classes in the city of Buffalo, NY.

Scholarly/Teaching Interests:

  • Professional dispositions in pre-service and novice teachers
  • Anxiety as a mediator of problem-solving behaviors in pre-service teachers
  • Childhood anxiety
  • Coping patterns in adolescents
  • Adjustment to traumatic loss

Other Activities:

  • College of Education-BOCES P-16 Initiative
  • Institutional Representative – American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Association for Teacher Education (ATE) Leadership Development
  • SUNY-Buffalo Counselor Education Advisory Committee
  • Past Presenter, Oxford Round Table on Child Development, Oxford University, Oxford, England

Recent Presentations:

  • Bird, C. & Thibodeau, A.M. (2007) Activating prior knowledge by incorporating diverse literacies into pre-reading strategies. Workshop presented at the Annnual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). November 18, 2008. New York, NY.


  • Ph.D. – Counseling & School Psychology (2002), State University of New York at Buffalo, Dissertation: Spiritual well-being and adjustment to abortion.
  • M.S.Ed. – Counseling (1989), Niagara University, Program emphasis: School Counseling
  • B.S. – Biology (1976) Magna Cum Laude, Niagara University (Teacher Education Program)

Department of Language, Learning & Leadership, College of Education

E262 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702
(716) 673-4664 fax